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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

UCONN Anthropology at 114th AAA Annual Meeting

Faculty and graduates from UConn Anthropology presenting at 114th AAA Annual Meeting November 18-22, 2015

 

Chaired sessions
Samuel Martinez
“NOWHERE”: LABOR AND RESIDENCE IN THE PLACELESS SPACES OF MODERNITY
Friday, 01:45 PM – 03:30 PM

Richard Wilson
5-0380 REGIMES OF PROOF: CRIME SCENES AND THE FORENSICS OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Saturday, November 21, 2015: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM

 

Round table discussions
Cesar Abadia-Barrero
3-1335 THE RIGHT TO HEALTH IN PRACTICE: LESSONS AND CHALLENGES FOR ETHNOGRAPHIC ENGAGEMENT
Thursday, November 19, 2015: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM

Richard Colon
PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY ON FAMILIAR GROUND: ANTHROPOLOGISTS ADDRESSING CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT
Time: Friday November 20, 2015. 8:00 am – 9:45 am

Sarah Willen
CONSIDERING ANTHROPOLOGY’S ROLE IN MEDICAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL MEDICINE: PROGRAMS, IDEAS, METHODS AND PRACTICE (PART 1)
Saturday, 08:00 AM – 09:45 AM

Richard Wilson
4-1210 THE FAMILIAR/STRANGE TROPES OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF ITS KINSHIP, POLITICS AND LAW
Friday, November 20, 2015: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM

 

Talks:
Sara Ailshire:
50922 Standard(s) of Care: Dignity and the Anthropology of Short Term Medical Missions
Friday, November 20, 2015: 4:45 PM
Panel: 21st CENTURY SHORT-TERM MEDICAL MISSIONS: STRANGE RETELLINGS OF FAMILIAR STORIES

Catherine Buerger
46489 The Politics of Inclusion: Human Rights Participation and Political Subjectivity in Ghana
Friday, November 20, 2015: 4:15 PM
Panel: ADMINISTRATION, GOVERNANCE AND CITIZENSHIP

Melissa Chiovenda
54265 The Reproduction and Transmission of Cultural Trauma: The Case of Afghanistan’s Hazaras
Friday, November 20, 2015: 5:15 PM
Panel: STRANGERS TO SOCIETY

Anne Kohler
52064 Erring on the Side of Humanity: Accessing Experience and Relationality in the Context of Growth Attenuation
Friday, November 20, 2015: 8:15 AM
Panel: ACCESS, CAPACITY, AND THE HUMAN

Shir Lerman
52434 Stigmatized Bodies and Stigmatized Identities: Obesity and Depression Stigma in Puerto Rico
Sunday, November 22, 2015: 11:15 AM
Panel: THE BIOSOCIOCULTURAL TRAJECTORY OF STIGMA

Joy Ciofi (Messerschmidt)
51270 The Color of Money Is Red: Selling Potentiality through Visual Landscapes at Mega-Casinos
Thursday, November 19, 2015: 10:45 AM
Panel: VISUALITIES: INTERVENTIONS, METHODS AND ANALYSIS

Rebecca Lee Nelson:
45062 Tensions Between Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Management in a Guatemalan Volunteer Tourism Program
Thursday, November 19, 2015: 10:45 AM
Panel: RETHINKING COSMOPOLITANISM: TOURISM AND TOURISTS IN A POST-HEGELIAN AGE

Sarah Willen
Shattering Culture and Revamping Medical Education in the United States
Saturday, 04:00 PM – 05:45 PM
Panel: UN-FAMILIAR SUBJECTS: A PANEL IN HONOR OF BYRON J. GOOD AND MARY-JO DELVECCHIO GOOD.

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