Announcing the Ninth Annual SCA Student-Faculty Workshops at #AAA2016

The Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA) is pleased to announce the lineup for our ninth annual Student-Faculty Workshops, which will take place on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Minneapolis. 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 Saturday, November 19, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. We are pleased to offer the following five workshops:

  • Julie Chu and Jennifer Cole (University of Chicago): “Anthropology of Migration and Travel”
  • Angela Jenks (Teaching Tools/University of California, Irvine): “Teaching Anthropology”
  • Eduardo Kohn (McGill University): “The Anthropocene”
  • William Mazzarella (University of Chicago): “Anthropology of Mass Publicity”
  • Bhrigupati Singh (Brown University): “Ethnographic Inquiry of Philosophical Concerns”

To keep conversations lively and intimate, each workshop will be limited to five students. The workshops are free and lunch will be provided by the SCA. However, 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, 2016. You will be asked to supply a 250 to 300-word description of your research project and its relation to the workshop theme. In addition, you are encouraged to raise a specific question for the workshop’s faculty leader and other workshop participants to discuss. Descriptions will be shared with all participants in advance of the meeting. Your workshop’s faculty leader may also circulate one short piece for discussion.

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