See below for two call for papers – one from JANA & the other from SANA AnthroNews

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SANA AnthroNews Call for Papers

The Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) invites submissions for our section column in Anthropology News, the magazine of the American Anthropological Association.

We seek short (1400 words) essays discussing North American-focused ethnographic research in vivid, sensory, accessible prose that will be appealing to both academic and non-academic readers. All topics are welcome, especially those engaging with social inequality and struggle, and that attend to current disciplinary conversations on “unsettling” Anthropology.

Contact editors Ana Croegaert ( and Elisa Lanari ( for more information, to make a pitch, or to submit your work.

A Statement from SANA

We at SANA condemn the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and countless others by racist police or their deputies. BLACK LIVES MATTER, and we find inspiration in the collective outrage against these incidents and in public protests for justice. As anthropologists working in North America, many of us have documented the systematic ways in which policing has been used to deliberately harm and oppress Black and other communities of color.

We further condemn in the strongest possible terms the structural racism that has contributed to the devaluation of Black, Latinx, and Native American lives in North America, resulting in their disproportionate mortality from diseases including COVID-19.

We join our fellow anthropological sections, as well as our community leaders, in challenging the foundational anti-Black nature of police agencies. We demand the dissolution of ICE and other institutions that perpetuate racist laws and practices. We support the efforts of organizations such as the Movement for Black Lives, Campaign Zero and Color of Change and others to end police brutality and empower communities to take control of their own safety and well-being. We further demand that governments at every level invest sustained effort and resources to redress 500 years of subjugation of Black, Latinx, and Native people across the North American continent.

We unequivocally support the efforts of community organizers as they mobilize to effect social change. We further pledge to put our research, resources, and scholarship in service to community-led movements for racial justice.

SANA Statement on U.S. Immigration Practices

The Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) condemns in the strongest possible terms recent actions taken against migrants by the current administration. In particular, we call for a permanent moratorium on the practice of separating children from parents on the U.S.-Mexico border, and we demand that children and their families be reunited and released from U.S. detention facilities into the U.S. interior. We further demand that the administration end criminalization of migrants, recognize asylum claims based on threats of gender-based and organized violence, and, in general, treat asylum seekers and all migrants with dignity, care, and respect. Moreover, we call on the administration to acknowledge and address long-standing U.S. policies that have contributed to the erosion of safety and stability in migrants’ home societies across Latin America and the world. As a society with members who have expertise on human mobility across the North American continent, as well as on state-sponsored violence against migrants and others who are socially and legally devalued, we emphatically reject the racist, xenophobic, and patriarchal ideologies and policies advanced by this administration and others before it. ​​


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