Are you planning to participate in the AAA’s annual meeting? The meeting will be hybrid, with in-person events in Seattle WA from November 9-13, 2022.

The general Call and Portal for Participation in the meetings can be found at the following link:

If you are planning to develop a session, it’s time to start thinking ahead. Here is some key information that from the AAA:

 Important Information for Group Proposals:

All group proposals must be completed by the session organizer. Within the submission portal, organizers will choose a session modality. You need to select a modality option that fits the preferences of your entire panel. There will be no blended sessions (some participants online, some participants in-person) and we cannot accept modality swaps. Please refer to the list below for modality options.

Modality Options

  • Present in-person, onsite in Seattle.
  • Present virtually on the online platform.
  • No preference for either modality and if selected onto the program, can present fully in-person or fully virtual.


  • March 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
    • Proposals must be started in the Submission Portal.
  • April 06, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
    • Proposals must be completed and submitted through the Portal.

The meeting’s theme is “Unsettling Landscapes” (see below). Submissions related to the theme are appreciated, but other ideas are most welcome. The submission portal for Executive Sessions‒sessions directly related to the meeting theme‒is now open. It closes February 18.

Please get in touch with myself ( and our co-convener Claudia Huang ( if you have ideas for a session or if you have questions or comments.

*Note: Invited Session:????


The theme encourages anthropological discussion of past, present, and future unsettlings of the world – be it through environment, power, political economy or through the collective efforts of unsettling and disrupting oppressive structures while building worlds otherwise. While our worlds are defined by nothing if not change, the current unsettling of landscapes brings with it an urgency that demands conversations which may elicit feelings of discomfort and disturbance, but may also stoke hope and determination. This orientation towards unsettling pushes us beyond easy narratives and facile binaries into moments of transformation. In essence, this theme asks two questions: In what ways are we, and those we work with, unsettled? How are we also unsettling landscapes and to what end?