Call for Submissions: Society for Humanistic Anthropology at the 2013 AAAs in Chicago





The Society for Humanistic Anthropology welcomes paper and poster session proposals for consideration at this year’s Annual Meeting in Chicago (November 20-24, 2013). The theme for the meeting is “Future Publics, Current Engagements,” which provides a rich context for exploring the innovative and exciting work conducted under the broad rubric of humanistic anthropology.

The 2013 Programming Committee consists of Kristen Ghodsee ( and Jonathan S. Marion (

Both Kristen and Jonathan are more than happy to work with you on your paper, poster, or roundtable sessions – please be in touch early, and as often as necessary, with us! We’re happy to assist session organizers with the structuring of their proposals. SHA encourages innovative formats, including poster sessions and fostering more dynamic discussion periods.

Paper/Poster/Roundtable Sessions submit through the AAA website

SHA Section Invited Session Proposals due March 15, 2013 online

All Invited Session Proposals (paper, poster, or roundtable sessions) must include a session abstract of up to 500 words and information for all participants (including individual abstracts). Submission will be through the AAA website. We highly encourage anyone planning to submit an invited session proposal to contact Kristen ASAP, ideally by March 1. Decisions will be announced in early April.

SHA Sponsored Session Proposals due April 15, 2012 online

All sponsored session proposals must be submitted online by April 15, 2012. This includes all paper and poster sessions, roundtable proposals, and individual paper/poster submissions. Submissions must include a 250-word abstract as well as individual abstracts for each participant (as necessary). Participants must abide by the AAA rules regarding roles, registration, and fees.

AAA website (for full meeting details):

SHA website:

About kghodsee

Kristen Ghodsee is the Director and John S. Osterweis Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College. She is the author of The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea (Duke University Press, 2005), Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria (Princeton University Press 2009), Lost In Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Socialism (Duke University Press 2011), and numerous articles on gender, civil society and Eastern Europe. She is the recipient of fellowships from NSF, Fulbright, NCEEER, IREX and ACLS as well as the winner of internationally competitive residential research fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC; the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey; the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2012, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Anthropology and Cultural Studies.
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