Sam Martínez is Executive Program Comm Chair of 2016 AAA Meeting

For the last 18 months, Samuel Martínez, an Associate Professor with a joint appointment between the Department and El Instituto (UCONN’s Institute of LatinX, Caribbean and Latin American Studies), has led up the planning of the academic program of the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) Annual Meeting, as Executive Program Committee (EPC) chair. The major tasks of being the EPC chair include defining the conference theme, convening a panel of anthropologists, from all four fields, to select the conference’s “marquee” Executive Sessions, and scheduling the several hundred volunteered panel submissions to generate the five-day meeting program. Martínez also headed up a series of columns for Anthropology News, anticipating highlights of the meeting. A notable feature new to this year’s meeting has been a “Teaching AAA 2016” blog series designed to suggest relevant teaching resources on the conference theme (Evidence, Accident, Discovery) for undergraduate and graduate courses on methods, ethics and theory.

 

Samuel Martinez