The AAA Annual Meeting 2014

Call for Proposal Submissions, AAA 2014
The Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA) invites your submissions for the American Anthropological Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held in Washington DC, December 3-7. This year’s theme is “Producing Anthropology.” SANA can contribute significantly to this meeting through submission of innovative and relevant research topics that cross sub-disciplines and engagement with the meeting’s theme as it relates to the North American context.

The SANA programming co-chairs for the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting are Jennifer Erickson (, Maurice Rafael Magaña (, and James Bielo ( Please feel free to contact us regarding submission of your papers, posters, roundtable sessions, or installations. (Installations are a relatively new format for the AAAs. Please click here for a description of installations). SANA highly encourages innovative formats and topics that foster dynamic discussion periods, as well as cooperation and co-sponsorship with other sections.

ALL paper, poster, and roundtable sessions and installations must be submitted through the AAA website. Please note that the AAA has enacted a broad range of changes to the Annual Meeting program, which can be found here: For example, please note that the AAA no longer accepts double sessions.

Hard deadline for ALL proposals – invited, sponsored, and individual, is 5:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 for online submission.

SANA Invited Session Proposals

Invited Session proposals, panels or roundtables, must be submitted through the AAA website and include a session abstract of up to 500 words and information for all participants (including individual abstracts) by April 15th. Co-sponsored sessions are good way encourage cooperative engagement with other sections, so please indicate on your proposal if there is another section that might be interested in co-sponsoring your proposed invited session.

SANA Sponsored Session Proposals

All sponsored session proposals must be submitted online by April 15, 2014. This includes all paper and poster sessions, roundtable proposals, installations, and individual paper/poster submissions. Panel submissions must include a 500-word abstract as well as individual abstracts for each participant (as necessary).

As you prepare your presentation formats and contents for the AAA, and as you plan how to spend time in Washington DC, please be aware of the Executive Program Committee’s calls for creativity and for pushing anthropology “beyond its comfort zones or typical haunts.” For more information about how to help anthropology share what it knows through multiple, innovative, and creative means and places, visit the following website: