The Society for Urban, National and Transnational/global Anthropology (SUNTA) is pleased to announce its graduate paper prize competition. We are seeking student papers that address SUNTA’s interests, including transnational social processes, impacts of globalization, refugees and immigrants, urban life, space and place, and poverty and homelessness. The prize includes a cash award of $250. The winner will be announced at the 2016 AAA meetings i​​n Minneapolis, Minnesota. Papers should be submitted by email to Friederike Fleischer at by September 10, 2016. Authors who are current graduate students or who have graduated within the 2016 calendar year are eligible for the competition, as long as the submission was composed while s/he was a graduate student. Submissions will be accepted from both faculty and the students themselves. Letters of recommendation/justification are not required. International entries are encouraged. SUNTA membership is not required. Papers should be ​submitted in English, 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. Send queries to Friederike Fleischer



SUNTA invites nominations for the inaugural Senior Scholar Award in urban, national and transnational anthropology.

This award recognizes an outstanding academic with regard to their scholarly publications, teaching, mentoring, service to urban, national and transnational anthropology, and contributions to public debates. An award of $ 250 will be offered to the winner.

Please send a letter of nominations for a scholar to the chair of the award committee, Petra Kuppinger<> by June 20, 2016. The letter of nomination should include a copy of the nominee’s CV. The nomination should further include at least two additional letters from the nominee’s students and/or scholarly peers.

The winner will be honored at the 2016 AAA meeting in Minneapolis where he/she will also give a brief presentation at the SUNTA business meeting.

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CFP AAA 2016 Meetings in Minneapolis

The Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA) program review committee for the AAA meetings gives preference to abstracts focused on topics that engage the section’s mission and members’ research interests.  These include urban life and the urbanization process (e.g., housing and homelessness, city planning, use of public spaces, transportation), nations and nationalism (e.g., borders national identities, security), and the processes of transnationalism and globalization (e.g., migration, immigration, refugees).  These categories often incorporate crosscutting issues such as education and employment, gender, health, identity, kinship, nationalism, security and social movements.   Please refer to the AAA Website for details about registering and submitting proposals.   Please contact SUNTA program chair if you have questions about whether your proposed topic is a good fit for review by SUNTA.

New Podcast: “Scraps, Neighbors, and Committee”

SUNTA is pleased to share a podcast by Mateusz Laszczkowki

Call for Book Reviewers

SUNTA is beginning a new initiative to offer book reviews that highlight new work in the interdisciplinary field of urban, national, transnational, and diaspora studies. The reviews will be featured on SUNTA’s website.

If you are interested in being a reviewer and/or reviewing a particular book, please contact Anna Jaysane-Darr, SUNTA Book Review Editor, at Include a brief bio and summary of your particular areas of specialization.

Publishers may send inquiries to

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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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