Announcing the Tenth Annual SCA Student-Faculty Workshops at #AmAnth2017

The Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) is pleased to announce the lineup for our tenth annual Student-Faculty Workshops, which will take place on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC. These workshops provide a wonderful opportunity for graduate students to meet with other students and a leading scholar, all of whom are working on a common theme. This year’s workshops will be held on Friday, December 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. We are pleased to offer the following four workshops:

  • Sareeta Amrute (University of Washington): “Anthropology of Technology and Digital Media” 
  • Lucas Bessire (University of Oklahoma): “Ethnographic Writing in the Age of Trump”
  • Jessica Cattelino (UCLA/sponsored by the CA Teaching Tools section): “Anthropology Course Design”
  • Paige West (Columbia University): “Anthropology and Planetary Futures: How Do We Write the Present?”

To keep conversations lively and intimate, each workshop will be limited to five students. The workshops are free and dinner will be provided by the SCA. Preference will be given to SCA members. As a student, you can join the SCA for just $18.


To be considered for one of this year’s workshops, please fill out the brief application form no later than October 31, 2017. You will be asked to supply a 250- to 300-word description of your research project or course syllabus and its relation to the workshop theme. In addition, you are encouraged to bring a specific question for the workshop’s faculty leader and other workshop participants to discuss. Descriptions and discussion questions will be shared with all participants in advance of the workshop. 

If you have any questions, please email Darren Byler, graduate student representative to the SCA board, at dtbyler[at]