SANA 2015 Conference

The full schedule for the conference can be found here

Call for Papers: Society for the Anthropology of North America Meeting (April 16-18, NYC)

Register for the SANA 2015 Conference at John Jay College in New York City here. If you plan on attending but are not presenting a paper, please contact with the name of the track you’d like to attend.

Inequality, Equality and Difference

Inequality has recently found its way back into popular discourse. Buffeted by economic and ecological crises and haunted by a welfare-turned-surveillance state, many have come to doubt the ability of the present social system to produce an equitable, sustainable society. This doubt undergirded social movements from the Right and Left, with widely ranging demands, and has in turn been taken up particularly by a liberal economic, political, and intellectual “establishment.” Some see a genuine opportunity to reduce and eliminate inequality while others see a cynical rearguard defense of an unequal system in crisis.

North American anthropologists have historically had a great deal to say about inequality. From bodies to body politics, inequalities can be made highly visible for radical or conservative aims or effaced under other logics of difference and power (e.g. “national security,” “public safety,” “economic growth”). Inequality can be many things: lived experience, social metrics, an administered and organized system of difference, a deviation from an ideal state of equality, a legal criteria, a problem in need of activist or institutional intervention. Inequality, in these definitions, doggedly and systemically persists—as does the belief in an often under-theorized equality. In this vein, we ask:

  • When does inequality become legible and illegible? Through what discourses, practices, and logics? To whom? Toward what end?
  • Who makes interventions to address inequality? How do these articulate with or oppose systems of rule? What rules, rulers, and rulings stabilize unequal conditions and deliver equality?
  • How do frames of “inequality” and “equality” differ from other frames of difference and power, like those that separate humans from the natural world, citizens from non-citizens, states from people, able-bodied and differently-abled people, and propertied from non-propertied?
  • Why do some forms of inequality—gay marriage, drug laws, healthcare and food systems—seem amenable to a degree of rectification while other systems of inequality production—voter laws, immigrant rights, redevelopment, trade pacts, intelligence capacities, racialized policing—seem impervious to redress?
  • Can conditions of inequality be something other than oppressive? How do people re-signify inequality?
  • Where and what is equality?

This conference will be organized into four thematic tracks, listed below. Each track will be comprised of a group of participants who will engage in two days of sustained engagement. The tracks have been selected based on their openness and applicability to a range of potential topics. Each track is open to a mixture of mode of participation: interlocutor sessions, roundtables, panel presentations, in-depth explorations, field trips, performances, etc. Each track has a track editor who has designed the theme and is working with the Conference Chair to design the schedule.

We encourage session and track interactions (circulated papers, thoughts, shared documents, postings, etc) leading up to the conference so as to make conference interactions as substantive and productive as possible. The conference is perhaps best conceived as a kind of collectively produced mini-school where we come to learn from and teach each other. It is a time for intimate and sustained interactions with a consistent group of colleagues dedicated to thinking through particular themes. It works best when participants make connections between sessions and thematic discussions build over the course of the 2-day engagement. To that end, each day will conclude with a plenary discussion to summarize and make links among emerging themes.

Everyone who hopes to participate should choose one of the tracks below in which to participate. (See below for full track descriptions):

  1. Aftermath – This track will connect work synthesizing and interpreting social realities that surface after moments of catastrophe, resistance, or social upheaval. We explore ethnography in the moments following perceived crises or victories and the ramifications for people’s political imaginations. Our track continues the discussion from the last SANA conference of “the end times” by asking what it means to do anthropology in the aftermaths—of welfare as we know it, 9/11, Occupy Wall Street, two terms of a “post-racial” presidency, or other topics. (Editors: Mannissa Maharawal, Mark Porter Webb, Nazia Kazi)
  2. Equality Measures – This track examines both public and private initiatives to reduce inequalities in health, housing, education, criminal justice, and other realms. We welcome papers that explore how (in)equality is measured as well as the measures various actors take to address inequalities, and how evidence is put to use toward equality-making practices. (Editors: Elizabeth Youngling and Emily Metzner)
  3. Anthropology on the Ground – Anthropologists can stand witness. We can accept our social complicity while acting against structural violence. We can enact a direct commitment to be there on the ground as witnesses and actors for change. This track seeks anthropologists and community activists who are engaged on the ground, as witnesses to social justice struggles, as activists, as advocates. We seek submissions from those who share with us the view of “the field,” not as a place for data extraction but, instead, as places of theory formation, praxis, and activist-oriented witnessing. (Editor:Charles Menzies)
  4. Postindustrial Landscapes – We invite proposals that explore the precarity and inequality produced by toxic or sustainable, extractive or revitalizing, transformations of North American landscapes, broadly defined to include sociological, ecological, and ontological spaces. We seek new kinds of community studies that link local events to global networks, bridging rural-urban and human-nonhuman divides. (Editors: Kathryn Dudley, Alexander Blanchette, Chloe Taft, Alison Kanosky, and Rebecca Jacobs)

Submission Information

Anyone interested in participating is welcome to submit a singular proposal or a proposal for a group panel or session relating to one of the tracks above and speaking to the overarching theme. If you are proposing a panel or session, you should have confirmation from each potential participant at the time of application.

  • Proposals should be submitted to Michael Polson, Conference Chair,
  • Paper abstracts may be up to 250 words and panel abstracts may be up to 500 words.
  • All proposals should indicate the track in which you would like to participate.
  • The deadline for submission is Friday January 30.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Chair and Conference Committee in coordination with the Track Editors. We will notify participants in mid- to late-February. Information on conference registration will be forthcoming. For any questions about the tracks or the conference please direct emails to

Conference Information

The 2015 conference of the Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) will take place April 16-18 at John Jay College of the City University of New York. Under a Progressive inequality-minded mayor, with a police department racked by its own inequality-producing tactics, and a financial district that is a pivot of inequality production and the movement against inequality, New York City is a fitting place for this conference. The conference will be organized around several tracks, each comprising two days of sustained discussion and analysis around issues of key importance to North American society.

Track Descriptions

Aftermath: Political Afterlives and Social Residue

In this track, we will convene scholars whose work synthesizes and interprets social realities that surface after moments of intensification, including catastrophe, resistance, or social upheaval. We ask what it means to do ethnography in the moments following perceived crises or victories and the ramifications for people’s political imaginations. At the last SANA conference at Duke University, participants explored anthropology in the “end times.” Our track continues this discussion by asking what it means to do anthropology in the aftermaths. What happens, for instance, following the decriminalization of marijuana, or the renewal of the PATRIOT Act, economic crises and recessions, or the upheavals related to the Wilson and Pantaleo non-indictments? This dialogue will lend itself to a unique conversation about how we, as scholars, can make sense of the unique political age we find ourselves in as well as methodological concerns about the concept of social residue. Our hope is to open up a remarkable space to collaboratively engage topics of social change, mobility, and transformation.

This topic is ripe for a number of anthropologists of North America. Already-implicit in framings of the “post-9/11 surveillance state”, for instance, or “post-racial” America is this concept of aftermaths. While it is an open theoretical framing, this theme will compel participants to understand their diverse topics around this common thread. As such, participants in our track will be able to connect the temporality of aftermaths to the conference theme of Inequality, Equality, and Difference.

Editors: Manissa Maharawal (CUNY), Mark Porter Webb (CUNY), Nazia Kazi (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

Anthropology on the Ground – insiders, advocates, collaborators, and activists

This track picks up the promise of our disciplinary practices through an invitation to explore the various ways in which we have done, are doing, and could do anthropology with a specific focus of being on the ground, alongside of and as witness to the social dramas that make up the quotidian aspects of human life and mark the moments of disjuncture and transformation. Picking up a central concept within indigenous intellectual theory and cultural practice, the act of witnessing, this track calls on anthropologists engaged as insider researchers, advocates, collaborators, and activists to consider the points within which their practice identifies points of inequality and difference while moving toward a just society in which difference is valued and equality is the norm.

In current movements for social justice we–anthropologists—can stand witness and accept our social complicity while acting against structural violence through a direct commitment to be there on the ground as witnesses and actors for change. This track seeks submissions from anthropologists and community activists who are engaged on the ground, as witnesses to social justice struggles, as activists, as advocates. We seek submissions from those who share with us the view of “the field,” not as a place for data extraction but, instead, as places of theory formation, praxis, and activist-oriented witnessing. Within our diversity of approach, focus, and orientations we can find common ground as witnesses to change and struggle. Indigenous movements for justice are at the core of any program for social justice – no redress or realignment of US, Canadian, or Mexican racialized state violence can begin without confronting the underlying act of Imperialist aggression that laid the foundation for subsequent generations of structural and interpersonal violence. That said, no Indigenous movement for social justice can be an island unto itself; tactical and strategic alliance with other social justice movements is necessary.

The track will focus on four key sections or quadrants. This use of four is a deliberate reference to the four directions of the Indigenous medicine wheel. This pan-Indian symbol builds upon the Indigenous intellectual traditions of North America in ways that have contemporary resonance. This also builds upon the recognition that redress to fundamental inequities will not be achieved without reconciling with the original theft and displacement of Indigenous lands. While each section will be focused on one quadrant of the medicine wheel, within each session we will draw upon the four directions to ensure that a balanced discussion and experience arises.

North: movements of domination

South: movements for immigrant rights

West: social justice in the face of structural state violence

East: we are idle no more

Participants are asked to prepare a discussion paper to be circulated in advance. Participants are also encouraged to prepare for display during the conference a poster, a video installation, or a photographic essay that relates to and elaborates upon their paper. The multi-media works will be displayed in a central location (ideally the space that this track occupies) and open to all conference participants.

Editor: Charles Menzies (University of British Columbia)

Equality Measures:  Institutionalizing Equality and Calibrating (In)Equality

This track welcomes scholarship that looks at the ways institutions, organizations, and individuals make and unmake (in)equalities. As Nikolas Rose argues, diminishing disparities has become a moral imperative that both drives and justifies many governmental initiatives in advanced liberal democracies.  At the same time, we recognize that with the retraction of state-initiated programs to reduce certain forms of inequality, much of the work to address social disparities falls to the private sector, a dynamic we see at work in public health, education, social welfare, criminal justice, and other fields.  In addition to the measures that institutions and actors take to address inequalities, our program will explore how equality and inequality are being measured.  For instance, what kinds of data are used as evidence of (in)equality, how are these quantified, and by whom? What effects have the demands of the evidence-based movement and what Sally Engle Merry calls “indicator culture” wrought upon actors addressing inequalities and their practices, and how might these actors use measures in novel or contestatory ways?

We believe this track will be an excellent addition to the 2015 SANA Conference because it builds on themes of the last meeting, “Uncertain Futures,” and brings together both emerging and long-established areas of anthropological inquiry. We expect to draw professional and student anthropologists studying topics as diverse as housing, law and criminal justice, natural resource extraction, national and transnational development, social class formation and inequality, and diaspora and migration, and to engage with activist and non-academic interlocutors as well as anthropologists and other scholars in the social sciences and humanities. We anticipate a collaborative and productive dialogue on the ways in which “equality” and its counterpoints are measured and made in North America in the contemporary moment.

Editors: Elizabeth Youngling (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Emily Metzner (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Postindustrial Landscapes

As anthropologists of neoliberalism have argued, postindustrial society is characterized by the growing inequality and precarity that has followed the putative order and stability of Keynesian liberalism.  Yet current trends involving the “reindustrialization” of urban and rural spaces, the renaissance of artisanal craft production, and the post-9/11 expansion of the security state raise urgent questions about this periodization and its real world implications.  Does the concept of the “postindustrial” conceal or reveal the production, reproduction, and restructuring of regimes of power in North America?  Of what, ethnographically speaking, does postindustrialism consist?  The technologies of human and nonhuman labor that drive globally dominant modes of production?  The cultural imaginaries of elites or the marginalized, social groups that benefit from, or are disenfranchised by, the vicissitudes of transnational markets?  Or the materialities of the built environment and toxic landscapes that haunt the unfolding present?

This track explores the forms of precarity produced by postindustrial transformations of North American communities.  Bringing together scholars who examine inequality in North America, we put anthropology in conversation with history, cultural geography, material culture studies, environmental studies, and urban planning in order to complicate narratives of a “progressive” break between the industrial and the postindustrial.  We use the concept of “landscapes” expansively to include social, ecological, and ontological spaces and spatializations in order to theorize new kinds of “community studies” that link local events to global networks, bridging rural-urban and human-nonhuman divides.

Participants will address such topics as “mapping” the relationships between immigration, postindustrial economies, and community fracture; the impacts of “vice-led redevelopment” such as prisons and casinos; intersecting threats to the sustainability of social, economic, and environmental landscapes that extractive industries like “fracking” elucidate; community responses to the economic (re)development and political reorganization that accompany postindustrialism; and the uneven effects of “green” development.

Editors: Kathryn Dudley (Yale University), Alexander Blanchette (Tufts University), Chloe Taft (Yale), Alison Knosky (Yale), Rebecca Jacobs (Yale)


Society for Anthropology of North America (SANA) 2015 Annual Conference

John Jay College of Criminal Jus2ce
April 17-­‐18
ALL EVENTS Will Occur at 524 59th Street. Entrance on 59th Street or 11th Avenue


6:00-­‐8:30 (Note: there are no formal activites scheduled for Thursday April 16)

Informal Gathering at Valhalla Bar: 815 9th Ave, New York

FRIDAY April 17


Breakfast & Registration Atrium



Opening Plenary: Keynotes in SANA’S 25th Year

Catherine Kingfisher, SANA President, Michael Polson, SANA Conference Chair and Anthony Marcus, John Jay Anthropology Department Chair

Lee Baker (Duke University, A. Lynne Bolle s (University of Maryland), Christine Gailey (UC Riverside), Judith Goode (Temple University), Julian Brash (Montclair)

L63 (Auditorium)

Aftermath Roundtable (10:15-10:45) Room 1.124

Catherine Fennell, Nazia Kazi, Mark Porter Webb, Manissa Maharawal



Equality Measures Keynote Room 1.76

Sally Engle Merry Measuring Vulnerability

Communities in Recovery: Movement, Disaster, and Legality
(10:45-11:45) Room 1.124

Jose Vazquez Deanna Barenboem

Alexandra Priebe

Smoke on the Water: Gulf Coast Communities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill

After the Raids: ‘Illegality’ and Immobility in the Maya Diaspora The Water Receded but The Storm Never Went Away: Examining

Differences in Post-Disaster Recovery Narratives among New Orleans Vietnamese and African Americans

Postindustrial Landscapes

Redeveloping Postindustrial Landscapes (Keyword Session)

Chloe Taft   ‘Grounding’ Casino Capitalism: A Postindustrial Community Study

Rebecca Jacobs   Interpreting “Reindustrialization” at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Michael Ennis   Expressive Culture and Collaborative Community Development: Creating an Arts District in a Small City in Postindustrial Upstate New York

Robert Johnson   The River Is Detroit’s First Factory: Urban River Fishing as Resistance to Post-Industrial Development Schemes

Chair: Daniel Campo

Moot Court

Anthropology on the Ground

Opening Session: Indigenous Activism: Moderators Charles Menzies & Sarah Fessenden

Jennifer Gibson   Anthropology, Expert Witnesses, Pipelines, First Nations

Anne Spice   Decolonizing student research through Indigenous activist anthropology

Room 9.63.24 (Anthropology Conference Room)


On-Site Lunch Student Dining Hall


Aftermath Legtimacy, Legality, and North American Geopolitics Room 1.124

Nazia Kazi   After Protective Edge: Muslim American Representational Politics and Solidarity with Gaza

Rachel Daniell   The Making of Archives in the Aftermath of U.S. Human Rights Violations

Maggie Dickinson   Panthers and Pantries: The Racial Politics of Food Sharing in the U.S.

Devin Molina   “Was That Racist?” Latinos, Muslims, and Racial Formation At The Militarized Border

Estefania Ponti   Post 9/11 Veteran Subjectivities: Confronting Militarization, War, and Empire in the Homefront

Postindustrial Landscape

Postindustrial Natures (Concurrent)

Jason Pine   Toxic Inheritance and Alchemical Industry
Alex Blanchette   The Industrialization of the Squeal
Alison Kanosky   Toxic Legacies of Defense
Nick Shapiro    Respiring with the Rhizosphere, or How to Endure Late Industrialism

Karen Hebert & Danielle DiNovelli-Land   The Ascendance of Ecological Labor: Producing Environmental Care in Coastal Alaska

Discussant    Healther Paxson

Room 1.129
Postindustrial Counterpublics: Mavericks, Mamas, Markets, and Milk as Sites of Resistance and Transformation (Concurrent)

Kristin Lawler   The Surfer Imaginary: Popular Culture, Capitalism, and the Refusal of Work

Ed Snajdr    The New “Old School”: Capitalism without Distinction in Brooklyn NY

 Susan Falls   Giving Gold
Shonna Trinch   Baby/Mama in the Nabe: Gender and Gentrification in Brooklyn, NY

discussant  Jeff Maskovsky

 Moot Court

Anthropology on the Ground

Elizabeth Chin

Room 9.63.24 (Anthropology Interactive Session (12:45-1:30) Conference Room)

Laboratory of Speculative Ethnology :Anthropology, Design and Interventions in Public Space

Alternative and Activist conceptions of work from the individual to the organizational. (1:30-2:30)
Siobhan McGuirk   NGOs and the construction of LGBT asylum seekers as exceptionally deserving immigrants

Claudia Cojocaru   Commodification of Sex, Agency and the Coercion Consent Spectrum

Sara Fessenden   “Solidarity not charity”: Activist anthropology with Food Not Bombs and counter domination tactics in a globalizing world

Jennifer Ayres   Competing Visions of Economic Justice: A Tale of Two Thrift Stores

Room 9.63.24 (Anthropology Conference Room)

Equality Measures

Lindsay Bell & Kailli Morris   Searching for evidenced based traditions: Addiction treatment in Canada’s Northwest Territories

Allison Bloom Arian Davis   Culture of Trauma: Addressing “Inequality” in U.S. Domestic Violence Services

Gretchen Suess   Measures and Indices: Discourses of Gendered Violence in Native Communities

Dario Valles   Ethnographic Approaches to Social Transformation and Protecting Human Rights

Costureras and Provedoras — United?: Measuring and Contesting the Limits of Commodified Care in Neoliberal Los Angeles

 Ed Liebow Discussant

Room 1.76


Coffee Break


Power, Inequality, and Moral Economies: Capital (and Labor)
Aftermath in the 21st Century Room 1.124

Daniel Schneider   Contested History and (Un)Certain Futures: Piketty and Inequality

Jessie Fredlund   Prosperity Gospel: Christianity, Morality and Miraculous Redistribution in the 21st Century

Lisa Figueroa-Jahn  Colonial Consequences: Puerto Rican Women and HIV and AIDS

Derek Ludovici

John Clarke   Inequality and Politics in the 21st Century: A View from Labor Austerity and the moral economy of inequality


Postindustrial Landscapes

Exit Zero Media Event

Moot Court

Chris Walley   Speaker

Faye Ginsburg   discussant

Alisse Waterston   discussant

Chloe Taft   Moderator


Equality Measures

Individual and Community Tactics, Room 1.76

Daniel Souleles and Michael Scroggins   Bio-technologists and private equity financiers both use special knowledge claims to justify a position of priority and power within American society

Karen Velasquez   Undocumented Latinos in Koreatown, New York City

Elisa Lanari   Producing, displacing, and addressing inequality in suburban Atlanta: the case of Sandy Springs

Elizabeth Youngling   “You are the architect of your own success:” Self-management and Inequality Coping with Harsh Inequality While Pursuing Equality of Opportunities

Dachang Cong   Developing Cultural and Linguistic Strategies for Reducing Workplace Inequalities

Rachel Heiman   Discussant


Anthropology on the Ground

Avi Bornstein   Institutional Production of Inequality

Anthrony Marcus   Institutional racism is more than widespread bigotry: understanding the technology of modern discrimination

Joshua Price   Documenting Health Care Abuse at a New York Jail Care and emergencies in NYC

Nadine Qasha Lim

Room 9.63.24 (Anthropology Conference Room)


Intimate Aftermaths:

Feminist Anthropology of Sexual and Reproductive Crises, Room 1.124

Christa Craven Queering Reproductive Loss: Aftermaths, Memorialization, and Political Imaginings

Risa Cromer   Rescued: Science, Religion, and Frozen Embryo Aftermaths in the United States

Dana Ain-Davis   Between Womb and Home: Neonatal Intensive Care Units and The Aftermath of Prematurity

Natali Valdez   Anticipating Aftermaths: Obesity and the Fetal/Maternal Relationship

Nesette Falu   Queer Black Lives Matter Too: An Anthropology of Images on Sexual Health, Social Wellbeing and Freedom

Postindustrial Landscapes & Anthropology on the Ground Barry Bluestone

Keynote Moot Court


Community Conversation with Speakers from Housing Works’
Equality Measures Asylum Project Room 1.76


SANA Travel Awards and words from SANA President Catherine Kingfisher, Incoming AAA President Alisse Waterston

Community Reception, John Jay Provost Jane Bowers

Student Dining Hall and Outdoor Pa2o



On-Site Breakfast &
Registration Student Dining Hall


Postindustrial Landscapes The Carceral Continuum in Postindustrial Landscapes

Moot Court

Philippe Bourgois

 Tal Ziv
Lee Young

Andrea Morrell, ‘Municipal Welfare’ or Carceral Reindustrialization: New York State’s Rust Belt Prison Boom from the perspective of Elmira, NY


Equality Measures

Kathleen Piovesan   Can there be a Healthy City in an Absent Welfare State? Contradictions in City Governance in Vancouver, BC

Matthew Chrisler   “Teaching as biopolitics: Teach for America and the mobilization of (in)equality”

Anna Jefferson   Effects of Neighborhood Change in New York City on Public Housing Residents

Virginia Dominguez

Institutionalized (In)equalities

Room 1.76

Aftermath Walking Tour TBA

Amy Starecheski    “The Politics of Historical Production in New York City’s Former Squats”

Anthropology on the Ground

Engaging Students in an Anthropology of (In)equality, for Justice
Mary Alice Scott
Devin Grider

Amanda Poole

Jared Van Natta

Ragnhild Utheim

Lisa Borodovsky

Michelle Ronda

Elizabeth Bauer



Postindustrial Landscapes

Sierra Bell   Postindustrial Politics and Policy
Emily Anne McDonald   Postindustrial Politics in the Tea Party Movement

Christien Tompkins   The Pleasure and Power of Electronic Cigarettes

Nick Bacon   Working on the Frontier: Teachers in New Orleans Charter Schools Firearm Fixes and the Post-Industrial Metropolis

Michael Polson   Marketing Marijuana: Prohibition, Economization and the Politics of Legalization

Moot Court

Anthropology on the Ground

Activism for sexual equality on campus 9.63.24

Peggy Sanday
Caroline Heldman
Kathryn Forbes
Tal Nitsan
Kimberley Theidon
Diana Rosenfeld
Rich Colon
Yolanda Moses


Equality Measures

Brian J. O’Hare   “Much More Than a Form”: Benefit/Entitlement Regulations and Their Social Impact at an Ethnically and Linguistically Diverse Geriatric Residential Complex in Brooklyn, New York

Emily Metzner   What does Responsibility have to do with Equality?: Lessons from Metropolitan Drug Treatment Courts in the U.S. Northeast

Mieka Brand Polanco   Building Inequality: Western Lunatic Asylum and the Margins of Citizenship

Magarite J. Whitten   Evidence-Based Reimbursement and the Healthcare Penalty for Safety Net Providers

Jasmin Habib Discussant

Room 1.76


Post-­‐Industrial Politics: Resignation, “Revitalization,” and
Aftermath Environmental Consequences Room 1.124

Joseph Henry   The Politics of Resignation: Producing the Inevitability of Capital Making it in a post-industrial fishery in permanent crisis: A group portrait of 30 small businesses negotiating the New England cod fisheries

Sarah P Robinson   Philanthrocapitalism, Radical Activism, and Jewish Service in Post- Katrina New Orleans

 Moshe Kornfeld


Aftermath: Race, Gender and the road to secure livelihoods in Aftermath post-­‐9/11 United States

Ana Croegaert   After Ferguson, After War: Bosnian Immigrants Debate Whiteness in America
Ruth Gomberg-­‐Muñoz   Something to Lose: The Aftermath of Legalization

Alana Glaser   Formalizing Domestic Work: Radical Directions and Bureaucratic Frictions Following the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

Brooke O’Harra   Normalizing Normal: Scenes of Conflict and Queer Domesticity in the Wake of Challenges to DOMA


Off-site Lunch

Postindustrial Landscapes

Julian Brash

Walking Tour: The New West Side: The Postindustrial Redevelopment of the Hudson Yards and the High Line (Packed Lunch)
The New West Side: The Postindustrial Redevelopment of the Hudson Yards and the High Line

Redvelopment Breakout Sessions (2-3PM)

Discussion moderators: Julian Brash, Daniel Campo, Rebecca Jacobs

TBA (Limited Space) Moot Court

1:30-3:15 Anthropology on the Ground

Scholarship from Witness to Actor: Committed Anthropology at Home

Charis Boke
Melissa Rosario

Ashley Elizabeth Smith

M. Gabriela Torres

Rob Hollander

Sam Byrd



Precarious Futures and the Challenges of Radical Possibility:
Aftermath Social Movements, Public Welfare, and Shifting Subjectivities Room 1.124

Manissa Maharawal   “I thought Occupy would always be there”: Political Subjectivity and the Aftermath of Occupy

Ivan Arenas   The Political Mirage of Equality: Street Art and Social Justice in theAftermath of Oaxaca’s Social Movement of 2006

Mark Porter Webb   Dreams in Debt: Race, Class, and Crisis

Tina Lee   Child Welfare in the Aftermath

Equality Measures

Subjects of Equality and Deservedness B

Dan P. Lynch   Historic erasures and the materiality of anti-immigrant and anti- Catholic bigotry in the North American landscape of death.

Gennie Nguyen   Displacement and Multiculturalism in a Post-Ferguson Movement

Elan Abrell   They don’t know that you don’t understand!”: Interspecies Communication in US Animal Sanctuaries

Deniz Daser   “The System is Stacked against Them:” worker experience and worksite inequality in a New Orleans wage claim clinic

Gilberto Ross, Discussant

Room 1.76

Available 3:00-3:45

Coffee Break


Aftermath TRACK WRAP UP/Closing remarks: “Aftermaths” Room 1.124

Track Editors

Track Participants

Postindustrial Landscapes Track Plenary Session- The “Post” in Postindustrial Moot Court Kathryn Dudley and Kim Fortun


Equality Measures Keywords Session led by Virginia Dominguez Room 1.76

Melinda Gonzalez
Cristiana Bastos
Melissa Kagle

Anthropology on the
Ground Wrap up 9.63.24


Closing Plenary:Ida Susser (CUNY GC), Susan Falls (Savannah College of Design), Jeff Maskovsky (CUNY GC) All-­‐Conference Closing Session & Reports from the Tracks; Moderator: Catherine Kingfisher (University of Lethbridge L63 Auditorium

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