Society for Economic Anthropology

Society for Economic Anthropology

A section of the American Anthropological Association.

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Join a diverse community exploring economic and social connections.


SEA members meet twice per year: once at the annual meeting of the AAA and again during our small-sized, annual spring meetings. Join us!


Economic Anthropology makes high-caliber, innovative research on economic and social life available to scholarly, practitioner, and general audiences alike.


The SEA rewards excellence at all stages, from undergraduate research, to graduate level field work and beyond. Learn about exciting, new findings and research underway.


“Mergers & Acquisitions” is a podcast that explores exchanges in and beyond the field of economic anthropology.

2025 Annual Meeting:
“Sustaining Life between Popular and Illicit Economies”

Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Benemérito Universidad Autónoma of Puebla, Mexico

Dates and details to be announced

Congratulations to the 2024 Kate Browne Creativity in Research Award!

Claudio Sopranzetti


for his contribution to the graphic novel The King of Bangkok (with collaborators Sara Fabbri and Chiara Natalucci)