July 2022 Newsletter

Dear CUAA Community,

I hope that you all are healthy and safe. There are several recent publications that I invite you to explore. CUAA is also offering prizes for graduate and undergraduate papers. Read below to learn more.

As always, please continue to share publications, professional opportunities, and events with me. The deadline for that information to be included in next month’s newsletter is July 20th. Moving forward, I can no long be reached at nathan.romine.183 @my.csun.edu. Instead, contact me at CUAA@csun.edu.

Sincerely,  

Nathan Romine

Announcements

2022 CUAA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition

The Critical Urban Anthropology Association (CUAA) is pleased to announce its graduate student paper prize competition. We are seeking papers that address CUAA’s interests, including urban life, space and place, poverty and homelessness, infrastructure, urban governance, social movements, transnational and global intersections, refugees and immigration. The prize includes a cash award of $250. The winner will be announced at the 2022 AAA meetings in Seattle.   

Authors who are current graduate students or who have graduated within the 2022 calendar year are eligible for the competition, as long as the submission was composed during enrollment in a graduate program. Submissions will be accepted from both faculty and the students themselves. Letters of recommendation/justification are not required, nor is CUAA membership.

International entries are encouraged, but papers must be submitted in English. Papers should be no more than 30 double-spaced pages, including bibliography, notes and images/figures, and in 12-point font. The paper’s formatting (e.g., citations, bibliographies, etc.) should be consistent throughout.  

Papers should be submitted by email to Suzanne Scheld (Suzanne.scheld@csun.edu) by September 1, 2022. Please direct any queries about the award or alternative submission arrangements to her.

2022 CUAA Undergraduate Student Paper Prize Competition

The Critical Urban Anthropology Association (CUAA) is pleased to announce its undergraduate paper prize competition. We are seeking student papers that address CUAA’s interests, including urban life, space and place, poverty and homelessness, infrastructure, urban governance, social movements, transnational and global intersections, refugees and immigration. The prize includes a cash award of $150. The winner will be announced at the 2022 AAA meetings in Seattle.

Any author who is a current undergraduate or who graduated in the 2022 calendar year is eligible for the competition, as long as the submission was composed while the student was an undergraduate.  

Papers should be no more than 30 double-spaced pages, 12-point font, including bibliography, notes and images/figures. The paper’s formatting (e.g., citations, bibliographies etc.) should be consistent throughout. International entries are encouraged, although papers must be submitted in English.  

Please send submissions by email to Suzanne Scheld (suzanne.scheld@csun.edu). Please direct any queries about the award or alternative submission arrangements to her.

Publications

A New African Elite: Place in the Making of a Bridge Generation

Deborah Pellow, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology at the Syracuse University

Focusing on a sub-set of the Dagomba of northern Ghana, this book looks at the first generation to go through secondary school in the north. After university and post-graduate education, they relocate top Accra, the capital, hundreds of miles to the south. They cross social and physical space and become cosmopolitan while holding on to tradition and attachment to their respective hometowns. This bridge generation are patrons to those living up north. The author charts their path into elite status and argues that they use the tool gained through education and social connections to influent politics back home.

Power Games and Symbolic Icons in Evolving Landscapes

Edited by Italo Prato, Honorary Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Kent & Jerome Krase, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at CUNY.

Urbanities publishes original ethnographically-based studies at the forefront of anthropology, sociology and other social sciences and the humanities. Urbanities aims at exploring new trends and debates in Urban Ethnography that promote high-quality critical scholarship and at highlighting the contribution of urban research to the broader society. This issue features a series of articles that explore power and symbolic icons in several urban areas: Cuenca, Ecuador; Delhi, India; and Poti, Georgia. Urbanities provides free and open access to new scholarship- peruse and enjoy!