The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce that the 2021 J. I. Staley Prize will go to Laurence Ralph, professor of anthropology at Princeton University and director of the Center on Transnational Policing, for his 2014 book, Renegade Dreams: Living through Injury in Gangland Chicago (University of Chicago Press).
Every year SAR publishes its Annual Report, which describes accomplishments and acknowledges supporters over the previous fiscal year. Our 2019–2020 report is no different, and yet so much has changed, as President Michael F. Brown explains.
In addition to canceling, postponing, or livestreaming our in-person public programs until April 30, we have reluctantly decided to close the SAR campus to the public until further notice.
We understand that your mailboxes are flooded with messages about responses to Covid-19 and it can seem overwhelming. But now is a good time to reflect and find new ways to engage with one another. So we can’t engage in-person? Let’s connect from home. Here are several ways you can continue to be part of the SAR community from afar.
Lisa Stevenson’s Life Beside Itself examines two historical moments among the Inuit of northern Canada: a tuberculosis epidemic in the mid-twentieth century and an epidemic of suicides among Inuit youth today. Through richly textured analysis, Stevenson shows how suicide prevention programs disregard what makes life worthwhile to Inuit people. Life Beside Itself deftly weaves together ethnography, archival voice recordings, and images to raise new questions about life, death, and care.
Cities are shaped as much by paper and rubber stamps as they are by bricks and mortar, argues Matthew Hull in Government of Paper. By tracing the unexpected ways in which documents travel, he exposes the secret life of paper that profoundly shapes the built landscape of the planned city of Islamabad, and more broadly, gives us new ways of understanding bureaucracy on a global scale.
Earlier this month, the American Anthropological Association hosted the 117th annual meeting in San Jose, California. For many, the gathering is a five-day whirlwind of presentations, panels, committee meetings, awards, and social gatherings. Among the 6,000 anthropologists and related professionals in attendance, there were hundreds of SAR alumni.
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Chelsi West Ohueri, Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas, Austin, and SAR’s 2021 Weatherhead fellow. In a moment of intense worldwide racial reckoning, Ohueri’s research[...]
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join author Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo for a virtual book talk on the recent publication: South Central Dreams: Finding Home and Building Community in South L.A. (co-authored with Manuel Pastor). NYU[...]
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Political Subjectivities in Times of Crisis: Nostalgic Narratives of Disorder and Disinterest among Working-Class Families in Brazil M. Benjamin Junge, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, SUNY New Paltz, and SAR’s[...]
Tewa Pathways from Tsankawi to Pojoaque October 7, 2021 Cost per person: $150 (Includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to SAR) To register for this trip click here. Study Leader: Joseph “Woody” Aguilar Tsankawi is one of[...]
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join Alisse Waterston and Charlotte Hollands, an anthropologist-writer and an artist-anthropologist, for a presentation reflecting their extraordinary collaboration in the making of the graphic novel, Light in Dark Times: The[...]
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT “God knows how long we will remain here”: Cristero Longing and Activism in Los Angeles during the Cristero Rebellion and La Segunda, 1926–1936 Andy Aguilera, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of[...]
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour “Remembering the History of American Indian Boarding Schools” with Brenda J. Child As members of the President’s Circle and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy[...]
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT At the Altar, On the Table: Interpreting Religion and Everyday Life in a Seventeenth-Century New Mexico Mission Klinton Burgio-Ericson, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, and SAR’s 2021[...]