Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) 5th Spring Conference 26-28 March, 2015 – Oaxaca, Mexico

Call for Papers and Posters

Recent Developments in Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology: Debates, Theories and Methods

In contemporary and global society, intercultural dialogue has gained strength as a tool destined to push new relationships amongst individuals and collectives searching for a consensus on the different political and social practices, economic and cultural. Latin America and the Caribbean are tainted by a multiplicity of complex histories sharing the experience of having endured colonization and political / economic subordination before different North Atlantic nations as their common denominator. The sources, the impulse and the consequences of anthropological research share in the history of ambivalence. It is in this context that it is of most importance to generate an academic dialogue that pledges to that social impulse. Latin America and the Caribbean have been, for a long time now, the scenario of a number of anthropological initiatives started by national and foreign academics; the intersection, thematic variety, different theoretical and methodological approaches that these studies offer, make it necessary to examine the trajectories and academic traditions of the anthropologies of Latin American and Caribbean, within the context of their global-local relationships and translocalities, in other words, beyond their arbitrary geographical boundaries and the nationality of their researchers.

This conference is the privileged space for a critical reflection on these dialogues and the silences that have facilitated this, and those that have prevented more equal and respectful forms of communication about different themes, from “the classics” to emerging topics that constitute the reality of Latin America and the Caribbean. We would like to extend an invitation to discuss important topics on Anthropology as well as on the subjects with whom we carry out our research: from kinship to new ways of sociality and sociability; from alternative construction projects and reconstruction of societies; on the importance of the oral registers to the new technologies of inscription and archives; from the indigenous and farm movements to political and cultural movements that involve a variety of actors with long, multi-directed agendas; from local histories to new proposals for discursive articulations, generated with recent information technology and communication; from the diverse forms of power: from the subtle nuances, to the most violent; from the different ways of understanding gender to the different forms of sexuality; from the local identitarian strategies to the national ones; from the new forms of colonialism and the different anthropological alternatives and strategies to explain that multiplicity of themes.

This conference seeks to foster a space for this dialogue, built on the basis of the thematical and methodological analysis with which the local anthropologies, national and foreign have approached these and other topics in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Conference Format:
We are limiting the number of papers to no more than 40 in order to assure that there are no concurrent sessions on the conference theme.

Morning plenary sessions related to the theme are held on the mornings of the 26th and 27th.
We will have one day of concurrent sessions on other themes along with poster sessions.
Afternoon/evening sessions will include the inauguration with keynote speaker and reception on the 26th followed by ‘voces de los actores’ panels with community and organization activists on subsequent days. The 28th will end with the Clausura and presentation of the Kearney award.

Important dates and deadlines:
September 31, 2014 Deadline for submission of abstracts
October 21, 2014 Announcement of pre-selected abstracts
January 6, 2015 Deadline for submission of full papers
January 20, 2014 Deadline for submission of poster abstracts
February 1, 2015 Confirmation of acceptance
26-28 Marzo, 2015 Conference in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Selection procedure:
The Conference Committee will pre-select 30-40 papers to be presented at the conference’s thematic sessions on 26-27 March 2015. To ensure acceptance, the committee must receive complete paper drafts no later than January 6th, 2015. Final selection is contingent on submission of the final draft in February 2015.

The main session will be split into six sub-sessions, over two days. All presentations will be allotted 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for comments and questions. Additional papers will be selected as posters or as presentations for concurrent sessions in the afternoon of the 27th and/or 28th . Papers addressing related topics will be presented in concurrent sessions on the 28th, following the same format. There will be a poster session for papers selected by the committee. Also, those wishing to submit posters from the start can do so and submit the related abstracts by .

The editor of the Journal for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology will invite authors to submit revised papers for a special issue of the journal. We also have invited the editors of leading Mexican national and regional anthropology journals to attend and to consider inviting the submission of papers. We are hoping that the conference will result in several volumes or special issues, in various journals. The final program will include the names of the Editors and the journals they represent.

Conference Organizers:
Martha W. Rees (Agnes Scott College, Instituto Welte)
Ramona Perez (San Diego State University)
Alejandra Aquino (CIESAS-Pacifico Sur)

Conference Committee:
Francisco Fernandez Repetto (Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan)
Walter Little (SUNY ALBANY)

Host Institutions
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social, Pacifico Sur
Instituto Welte para Estudios Oaxaqueños

2015 UAA Conference: Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City – CFP

2015 UAA Conference: Call for Participation
April 8-11, 2015
Intercontinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131
Call for Participation
Conference Policies -(Proposal submission starts July 1, 2014)

• Review the conference policies for proposal submission, registration, & presentation scheduling.
• English is the official conference language. All abstracts, session proposals, papers and presentations must be prepared in English.
Proposal Submission: Participation Formats (Proposal submission starts July 1, 2014)
• Individual paper presentation
Individuals may submit a proposal to present a researched-based paper. If your paper proposal is accepted, the program committee groups it with three or four other related papers into a panel. Each panelist presents his or her paper, and an open discussion follows the presentations. Each panel includes a moderator, who manages the time and introduces the panelists. Panel sessions are 80 minutes in length.
• Poster presentation
A poster is an alternative way to present the results of a research paper. However, a poster is not simply a set of full text pages of a research paper pinned to a board. To make a poster presentation, an author must prepare a set of printed pages that show the major components of her/his research study in a very concise and visually interesting manner. As a poster presenter, you have a unique opportunity to directly explain your work to colleagues who share your interests. A proposal for a poster presentation requires the submission of an abstract and full contact information for each author and co-author.
• Breakfast roundtable
A breakfast roundtable is an informal discussion of a topic during breakfast. The discussion is led by one or more persons but open to anyone who wishes to join in and share his or her views. If more than one person will lead the roundtable, only the primary leader must submit a proposal.
• Organized colloquy
A colloquy is a structured, formal discussion of a topic by a group of pre-selected individuals (typically four or five people). A colloquy proposal is submitted by an organizer who has invited individual speakers to participate in the proposed discussion.
• Organized panel
An organized panel consists of a pre-selected group of papers that are identified by an organizer. The organizer submits the abstract and contact information for each paper’s author(s).
• Volunteer moderator
This option is designed for those who wish to actively participate in the conference but who are not involved in any of the session types/roles described above. Do not choose this option if you are presenting a paper/poster or serving as a colloquy speaker or breakfast roundtable convener.
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Ciudad de México (México): Primer Coloquio de antropología, etnografía e historia. Vínculos y perspectivas

El comité organizador del “Primer Coloquio de antropología, etnografía e historia. Vínculos y perspectivas”, hace una atenta invitación a los estudiantes de pregrado y posgrado de cualquier área, así como al público interesado a participar con una ponencia, que se llevará a cabo en la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia.
El Comité Organizador aceptará los resúmenes de las ponencias hasta el 15 de junio del 2014. Se enviarán al correo electrónico
Se debe indicar nombre(s) y apellidos de autor (es), grado académico, institución, correo electrónico, título de la ponencia y el resumen de la ponencia será de 15 a veinte líneas, en letra arial 12 en espacio 1.5.
1. Método etnográfico y etnografías.
2. Filosofía y humanidades.
3. Antropología e Historia.
4. Antropología y ciencias naturales.
5. Tiempo y temporalidad.
6. Patrimonio, legislación y estado.
El Coloquio tendrá lugar en la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, los días 17 al 19 de septiembre del 2014.
Para dudas, más información, aclaraciones y cualquier otra situación, favor de mandar un correo electrónico a

Neuquén (Argentina): XII Jornadas de Historia de las Mujeres y VII Congreso Iberoamericano de Estudios de Género

El Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Géneros de la Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, ciudad de Neuquén, tiene el agrado de comunicar que durante los días 5 al 7 de marzo del 2015, será sede de las “XII Jornadas de Historia de las Mujeres y VII Congreso Iberoamericano de Estudios de Género”.
Este evento será un nuevo espacio para dar continuidad a las reuniones que con el nombre de Jornadas de Historia de las Mujeres en 1990 dio comienzo a la relectura de la historia en clave feminista para rescatar el protagonismo de las mujeres en el pasado y repensar la dinámica histórica en su conjunto.
La historia de las mujeres desde sus inicios abordó el estudio y la reconstrucción de los roles tradicionales del cuerpo, de la maternidad, investigando posteriormente sobre educación y el trabajo de las mujeres bajo todas sus formas. Desde el siglo XX se continuó entre otros temas con la participación política y también la visibilización y denuncia de las violencias contra las mujeres que se han producido a lo largo de la historia y aún en la historia presente.

Desde el año 2000 se incorporó el I Congreso Iberoamericano de Estudios de Género, extendiendo el espacio y las temáticas a todas las disciplinas y abarcando las investigaciones sobre identidades sexuales y de género, con la intención de crear un abanico inclusivo de sujetxs sociales.

Entonces en esta nueva instancia, proponemos crear un espacio interdisciplinar que trascienda las determinaciones de las disciplinas tradicionales, tanto en sus categorías como en sus interpretaciones, para abrir el debate con la incorporación de nuevas visiones, lenguajes, análisis que apunten a las críticas y a la vez con propuestas diferenciales a las disciplinas que persisten en el androcentrismo, la binorma y la heteronormatividad.

-Historia de las mujeres desde una perspectiva de género.
-Identidades, roles y prácticas genéricas.
-Movimientos sociales, ciudadanía, políticas públicas, legislaciones.
-Representaciones sociales y discursos estéticos
-DDHH en la historia reciente
-Prácticas y representaciones de género en el ámbito educativo-escolar
-Discurso, comunicación y prácticas políticas
-Androcentrismo, binorma, heteronormatividad.
-Derechos sexuales y reproductivos.
-Cuerpos construidos, subjetividades en disputa.
-Género(s), subjetividad(es) y trabajo
-Cultura y tradiciones de mujeres en pueblos originarios.
-Violencia sexista y trata de personas.
-Salud/enfermedad desde una perspectiva de género
-Tecnologías: usos generizados.
-Nuevas masculinidades: teorías, experiencias, dinámicas de cambios
-Turismo y prácticas en el tiempo libre

-Docentes, investigadoras/es, egresados/as, estudiantes de universidades del país y del extranjero.
-Integrantes de instituciones públicas y no gubernamentales; participantes de movimientos y organizaciones sociales comprometidas/os con las temáticas de este encuentro.

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LSE Fellow in Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science -Anthropology

Londres (Reino Unido): Puesto de Fellow in Anthropology
LSE Fellow in Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science -Anthropology
Salary: £32,794 to £39,669 per annum inclusive
Fixed-term for one year from September 2014
The Department of Anthropology has a strong international reputation and a long and distinguished history of leadership in the discipline. An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career. In this role, will tutor undergraduates and/or Masters students in all areas of the core curriculum. Regional and thematic specialization is open.
In addition to a developing research profile, you should already have a PhD in anthropology or be scheduled to submit your thesis for examination by 30 September 2014. While prior teaching experience is not essential, you need to have excellent communication skills.
The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification document which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.
The post will start from 19 September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.
In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
Further information on the Department can be found at
To apply for this post please go to at LSE’ and select “Vacancies”.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 May 2014 (11.59pm, UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

El Derecho a la Ciudad en América Latina: Lo político de las políticas urbanas – Seminario Internacional – Agosto 2014 Peru.

Seminario Internacional
El Derecho a la Ciudad en América Latina:
Lo político de las políticas urbanas
Fecha 21 y 22 de agosto, 2014 (Lima, Perú)
Lugar: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú


El Grupo de Trabajo “El Derecho a la Ciudad en América Latina” (GT-DC), reconocido por el Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), se ha conformado con el propósito de discutir y reflexionar sobre los contenidos teóricos y las experiencias desarrolladas en torno a esta temática de gran actualidad en la región de América Latina y el Caribe.

El GT-DC es un espacio ideal para el intercambio y debate de ideas sobre la ciudad, especialmente desde el derecho a la misma. Esto incluye, por un lado, el ensamble del conjunto de los derechos en tanto son interdependientes, de modo que el derecho a la vivienda no existe si no se tiene empleo, transporte o espacio público; y, por otro lado, en tanto es una demanda, una reivindicación y un proyecto colectivo de ciudad.

Entre sus actividades principales, se realizan dos reuniones anuales en el formato de seminarios temáticos continuos, en las que participan investigadores de distintos países de la región y con trayectorias distintas (profesionales con trayectorias académicas ya consolidadas, al mismo tiempo que jóvenes investigadores). Además, involucra a personas de distintas disciplinas como el Urbanismo, la Sociología, Antropología, Ciencia Política, entre otras.

Para el año 2014, el Grupo de Trabajo programó dos seminarios internacionales. El primero se realizó en febrero de 2014 y tuvo lugar en Ciudad de México. Se contó con expositores de más de 10 países de la región y una asistencia importante de público interesado e involucrado en el tema.

Continuando con las actividades, el GT-DC lanza la convocatoria a estudiantes de posgrado, docentes, investigadores, gestores públicos y público en general a participar ya sea como ponente, asistente o ambos, en el segundo seminario que tendrá lugar en la ciudad de Lima en agosto de 2014.


“Symbols of Exclusion: The Semiotics of Race in Public Spaces” Symposium October 23-24, 2014 at U of Mississippi. Call for Papers.


Symposium: Symbols of Exclusion: The Semiotics of Race in Public Spaces October 23-24, 2014 University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi Organizers The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; the Association for Jewish Studies-Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project; the University of Mississippi’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Critical Race Studies Group Call for Papers The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the University of Mississippi’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Critical Race Studies Group invite applications for a symposium on the semiotics of race in public spaces and efforts to memorialize histories of racialized atrocities.

The symposium will be held October 23-24, 2014 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Dr. Joe Feagin, Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, and Dr. James Young, Distinguished University Professor in English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will deliver keynote lectures at the symposium.

This symposium will bring together scholars in Holocaust Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, History, African American and Africana Studies, Religion, English, Political Science, Law, Southern Studies, and other relevant disciplines to foster scholarly dialogue and collaboration, highlight similarities and interconnections, and promote new research in and among these fields. The symposium will feature research by students as well as established faculty members.

Proposals are welcome from scholars and students, including undergraduates, in all relevant academic disciplines and at all career levels from colleges and universities in Arkansas, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and western Tennessee. Proposals may address the public debates engendered by monuments and memorials, the museology of atrocity, cultural heritage and tourism, the preservation of landscapes, and the built environments of racialized prejudice, segregation, and exclusion. Successful applicants will be required to submit a copy of their presentation in advance of the conference for circulation among commentators, other panelists, and conference participants.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is June 13, 2014.

To propose a paper, please send an abstract of no more than 500 words of your proposed paper, and a curriculum vitae that indicates your current academic affiliation, to Krista Hegburg, Ph.D., Program Officer, Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, at Submissions must include the speaker’s name, institutional affiliation, current position, contact address, and email. The symposium organizers will provide lodging for the duration of the conference and a stipend to help defray transportation costs, as well as some meals and local transportation.