Your AAA/APLA meeting schedule

As you start filling in your AAA schedule, make note of APLA activities, including our more than just a business meeting!




(Colby College)

Co-editor with Hugh Gusterson of The Insecure American

APLA Business Meeting:

Saturday, November 17

12:15 to 1:30

All are welcome to join us for coffee and conversation at the APLA business meeting. We will award our student paper prize, conduct some additional APLA business, and will feature Catherine Besteman leading an informal discussion of the following questions:

  • What forms can public anthropology take in the current political landscape?
  • How can anthropology respond to public anxiety?
  • What alternatives can anthropology suggest?

Catherine Besteman is Professor of Anthropology at Colby College, where she holds the Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professorship. She is author or editor of The Insecure American (coedited with Hugh Gusterson, University of California Press, 2009), Transforming Cape Town (University of California Press, 2008 (Leeds Honor Book Award, Society for Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology, 2009), Why America’s Top Pundits Are Wrong: Anthropologists Talk Back (University of California Press 2005, coedited with Hugh Gusterson), Violence: A Reader (Palgrave Press and New York University Press 2002), Unraveling Somalia: Race, Violence, and the Legacy of Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press 1999), and The Struggle for Land in Southern Somalia: The War Behind the War (Westview Press and Haan Publishing 1996, edited with Lee V. Cassanelli).

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