SEA 2014 meeting call for papers
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The annual SEA meeting for 2014 has been set for April 24-26 in Austin, TX, and the call for papers on the theme “Energy and Economy” is now available here. Organizers Thomas Love and Cindy Isenhour are looking forward to your submissions, which can be made via the AAA website in early October.

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The 2013 Halperin Awardees


Tristan Jones,
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University
“Canada’s Mordor”: Indigenous Lives, Labor and Struggle in the Canadian Tar Sands”

Nicole KatinDepartment of Anthropology, Tulane University
“Ethnographic Study of conservation induced displacement in Núcleo Itariru, Southeastern Brazil

Caroline McKusick
Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
Contested Airwaves: The Politics of Minority Media in Turkey

The Mission of the Memorial Fund

The Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund celebrates the life and scholarly work of Rhoda Halperin by supporting PhD students in anthropology who emulate her love of economic anthropology and her concern for people living on the social margin. In memory of Rhoda’s convivial colleagueship, the Fund also encourages student professional development through participation in the scholarly meetings of the SEA and AAA. To meet these goals, students engaged in economic research focused on social exclusion and poverty are provided small research grants and subsequent travel money to present their findings at the Society for Economic Anthropology annual conference.


Halperin Fund

Keynote speaker for SEA meeting announced

The keynote speaker for this Spring’s SEA meeting will be John McArthur, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow with the UN Foundation. Formerly CEO of Millennium Promise and deputy director of the UN Millennium Project, he focuses on development economics, international organizations, and global policy mechanisms for supporting scale-up of successful activities. The keynote will be Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Washington University, in Brown Lounge.


Register for the SEA meeting now

Information about the 2013 SEA meeting on Inequality is now available here. This page includes how to register, accommodation and transportation options, and the preliminary program. Hope to see you in St. Louis!