- Join the Southern Anthropological Society at a discounted rate.
- Register with DDHR. [Registration open until February 15th, 2020]
- Special discounted membership and conference registration rate, available exclusively for this event
- Access to a professional network of anthropologists in the southern US region that can support research collaboration, job placement, and professional mentorship
- Access to SAS publications, publishing opportunities and conference proceedings
- Exclusive access to special workshops at the 2020 joint conference: applying to graduate school, the post-graduate job search, and mentoring students. Workshops are free but require advance registration on the SAS registration page.
- Eligibility for SAS awards, including:
- Undergraduate Student paper presentation prize: $200 (awarded at Saturday Social)
- Graduate Student paper presentation prize: $200 (awarded at Saturday Social)
- Student poster prize (awarded at Saturday Social)
- Mooney Prize (book award, professionals only)
Call for papers:
Intersections are a defining point of the human condition. The social constructs and material realities of race, gender, religion, nationality, ethnicity, and class frame the human experience from the everyday mundane to the highest levels of institutional and structural hierarchies. Intersections within the context of disasters, displacement, and human rights are crucial variables of analysis studied by a multitude of disciplines and can define both research methods and applications. Intersections can subvert race and gender binaries, and expose the underlying nuances of structural violence, post-disaster relief efforts, identity politics, rights-claiming, and legacies of exclusion of marginalized groups. A focus on intersections highlights the ways underlying vectors of identity formation and their material groundings both connect and divide communities, as well as support and deconstruct prevailing social structures. Similarly, the concept of intersections draws attention to the possibilities (and limitations) inherent in multidisciplinary research and in the relationships between research and practice, science and activism, and local and global, in the past and present.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Disasters Displacement and Human Rights (DDHR) Program issues a call for papers for its fourth biennial conference, organized in conjunction with the Southern Anthropological Society’s 54th annual meeting. Proposals for posters, papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops from all subfields of anthropology, and from related disciplines, are welcome.
Submissions that broadly address the theme of “Intersections” according to the above CFP are encouraged, with emphasis on the following topics or foci:
Think you might want to present a paper, poster or organize a panel or roundtable? Register now!