November 16 -20, 2016
AES is sponsoring eight Invited Sessions at the AAA meeting in partnership with other AAA sections, and one workshop. The Invited Sessions show a range of ways anthropological theory can advance our understanding of contemporary issues. We draw your attention to the panel on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.
Participants in this roundtable draw on anthropological insights to explore the dynamics, coverage, and implications of the 2016 elections. Presenters will provide opening statements, reflecting on issues such as the role of new and corporate media, race, gender, surging wealth inequality domestically and globally, deindustrialization, failed military interventions, protests, grassroots movements, pundits, and satirical activism. Audience members will have a chance to pose questions and join the conversation. Participants: Micaela di Leonardo (Northwestern U), Hugh Gusterson (George Washington U), Leith P Mullings (CUNY, Graduate Center), Janine R Wedel (George Mason U), Ken Guest (Baruch College, CUNY), and Cecilia C Van Hollen (Syracuse U). Chairs: Jonathan D Rosa (Stanford U), Akhil Gupta (U of California, Los Angeles). Organizers: Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers U), Shanti A Parikh (Washington U in St. Louis)
Friday, Nov. 18
This interactive workshop led by Ken Guest (Baruch College, CUNY) will focus on designing an intro class that might become the most important class an undergraduate takes. Discussion will focus on grabbing student attention on day one, engaging in-class activities, fieldwork exercises, incorporating current events, building writing assignments that don't make your life as a teacher crazy, and creating a meaningful syllabus.
Saturday, November 19
We are delighted to host the following two special events at this year’s business meeting: