Events at 2014 AAA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

SUNTA Panels and Events at the 2014 AAA Annual Meetings »

Friday, December 5, 9-11 pm
Ballroom Salon 3

Happy Hour Salon: “Producing Political and Legal Knowledge Through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements”
Wednesday, December 3, 6-8 pm
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA)

Busboys & Poets, 14th and V location, 2021 14th St NW – Venue website »
Metro: U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo station

Networking, drinks, appetizers, and an inter-disciplinary panel about how anthropological knowledge is used and understood beyond the discipline, especially in policy, law, and politics.


Professor Clara Han
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Johns Hopkins University

Professor Susan F. Hirsch
Professor of Conflict Resolution and Anthropology
George Mason University

Professor Steven Livingston
Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs
The George Washington University

Dr. Helena Silverstein
Professor Jon B. Gould
Program Officers, Law and Social Sciences
National Science Foundation


SUNTA and SANA Joint Resolution Regarding Columbia University’s Firing of Kim Hopper

The Boards of the Society of Urban National Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) and of the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA), both constituent units of the American Anthropological Association, condemn the firing of Professor Kim Hopper by Columbia University. Professor Hopper is a preeminent urban anthropologist in the study of North America, known internationally for his original and pioneering research on homelessness and schizophrenia in the urban US, and for being co-founder and first President of the National Coalition of the Homeless. Professor Hopper’s position as a public intellectual working on behalf of the homeless and schizophrenic is unquestioned. That someone of his stature in scholarship, teaching, and public prominence should be fired after 26 years of service for not bringing sufficient outside funding at the very time when his important research topics are suffering from the lack of such funding, is a profound injustice which is relevant to all urban anthropologists. As organizations each consisting of several hundred members, SUNTA and SANA support the January 30, 2014 letter of support for Kim Hopper by senior scholars to Provost James Coatsworth of Columbia University, and calls on that University to reinstate Professor Hopper immediately in his current position with academic tenure.

This Month’s SUNTA Column in Anthropology Newsletter (pdf) »

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American Anthropological Association Resolution on Contingent & Part-time Academic Labor

A SUNTA board motion was called to support CLR’s Resolution on Contingent & Part-time Academic Labor. The Board passed the motion on October 21, 2013. Click here for a .pdf of the resolution.

A quorum of 250 & majority vote are needed to pass the resolution. Vote at the AAA Annual Business Meeting on Thursday 11/21/13 at 6:15pm.

Submissions for SUNTA Column

The Society for Urban, National and transnational Anthropology invites submissions for the SUNTA column published in the Sections News area of the monthly Anthropology News newsletter.

News updates, conference announcements, essays, and research summaries of interest and relevance to the general membership are welcomed. Columns can be up 700 words, and photos will be included as space allows.

Please contact SUNTA Contributing Editor and Secretary Susan Falls ( regarding potential submissions and deadlines.

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