SUNTA Undergraduate Paper Prize Extension of Dealine.

Submissions Due: September 30, 2017 

The Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology is pleased to announce its undergraduate paper prize competition. We are seeking nominations – by faculty – for student papers that address SUNTA‘s interests, including urban life, space and place, transnational social processes, impacts of globalization, and refugees and immigration.  The prize includes a cash award of $150. The winner will be announced at the 2017 AAA meetings in Washington, DC.

Any author who is a current undergraduate or who graduated in the 2017 calendar year is eligible for the competition, as long as the submission was composed while she or he was an undergraduate.  Although submissions will be accepted only from faculty (e.g., students may not submit papers on their own), faculty sponsors need not write letters of recommendation or justification in support.  The faculty nomination is sufficient.

Papers should be no more than 30 double-spaced pages (12 point font), including bibliography, notes and images/figures. The paper’s formatting (e.g., citations, bibliographies etc.) should be consistent throughout.    International entries are encouraged, although papers must be in English.  SUNTA membership is not required.

Please send submissions by email to Friederike Fleischer (   Please direct any queries about the award or alternative submission arrangements to her as well.

“Florida’s broken sentencing system Designed for fairness, it fails to account for prejudice”

By By Josh Salman, Emily Le Coz and Elizabeth Johnson Graphics and site development by Jennifer Borresen and Dak Le. Photos and video by Dan Wagner

“Justice has never been blind when it comes to race in Florida. Blacks were first at the mercy of slave masters. Then came Jim Crow segregation and the Ku Klux Klan. Now, prejudice wears a black robe. Half a century after the civil rights movement, trial judges throughout Florida sentence blacks to harsher punishment than whites, a Herald-Tribune investigation found.

The Racial Dot Map

“This racial dot map is an American snapshot; it provides an accessible visualization of geographic distribution, population density, and racial diversity of the American people in every neighborhood in the entire country. The map displays 308,745,538 dots, one for each person residing in the United States at the location they were counted during the 2010 Census. Each dot is color-coded by the individual’s race and ethnicity. The map is presented in both black and white and full color versions. In the color version, each dot is color-coded by race”.