Dear SEA Members and Friends –

Good morning! I hope you’re all hanging in there during a very busy but beautiful time of year. I’m writing with a few pieces of news:

2021 AAA Meeting (Baltimore, Nov 17-21)

  • Please note that if you submitted last year and did not withdraw, your abstract should still be in the system but you also have the option to submit a new proposal
  • The deadline is May 21 to start your submission, it must be finalized by May 26
  • SEA invites all your ideas for panels, roundtables, etc! Please indicate our section to review your proposal
  • Finally, if you are/would like to organize a panel that includes someone who is not a member of the AAA, membership and registration waiver requests are due by April 30 (please email me for more details)

Schneider Prize

Just a reminder that Schneider Paper prize applications for graduate and undergraduate students are due June 1. For more information see the SEA website.

AAA Elections

If you are a current AAA member, please remember to vote in the election. We have a student seat open. While I regret that we can’t vote for all these wonderful folks… and hope to work with all of them in the future, please do have a look at their platforms!

Mergers and Acquisitions

Don’t forget that SEA now has an awesome podcast and blog series, Mergers and Acquisitions. Each quarter the M&A will feature content centered on a specific theme. This winter, Aneil Tripathy put together a great collection of interviews with Economic Anthropologists working on climate change. This spring, I’ll soon be releasing a collection focused on the economic anthropology of waste and discards. You can find all the episodes on our website or by subscribing to the podcast on apple, google, spotify or wherever you like to get your podcasts!

SEA Spring Meetings

Have a great idea for a theme for a future SEA meeting? Please remember we’re always looking for ideas and hosts for spring meetings. If you think you might be interested, please get in touch!

SEA Membership

It is wonderful that our listserv is so healthy! We have many members and friends here. However, our AAA membership numbers are declining (likely due to the pandemic). Please consider renewing your SEA membership to keep SEA strong!

Cindy Isenhour
SEA President, 2019-2021