NAPA Elections and NAPA @ AAA CFP Announcement from Tim Wallace (NAPA President)

Dear NAPA Members:

There are a few items of interest I want to bring to your immediate attention. The first is about NAPA elections and the second is about the call for papers for the 2011 AAA meetings in Montreal.


The AAA will be holding annual elections in the near future. As the president, president-elect and student rep of NAPA are both at the beginning of their terms, and one member-at-large are continuing, the only officers who are due for election this year are the secretary/column editor and two Governing Council members-at-large.

If you would like to be nominated or to nominate others who would like to run for these offices, please let us know by Monday, January 31 so that we can submit materials for the election in a timely manner.

AAA annual meeting call for papers.

There are four kinds of paper sessions, but two of them have earlier deadlines. I and our NAPA Program Committee Chair, Carol Hafford, are very hopeful someone might propose an Executive Session, and, if not one of those, then an Invited Session. Please contact Carol [] for more details.

Executive Sessions

Proposals Due : January 31

The 2011 AAA Executive Program Committee, in association with President Virginia R Dominguez, will select a small number of executive sessions that speak directly to the conference theme and serve to engage the broad constituency of anthropologists and our interlocutors. They particularly encourage proposals that draw out anthropology’s shifting place in the world in the widest sense: conceptual, political, social, economic. Such sessions can be traditional panels with papers, but we also encourage these to take different formats. The Executive Session proposals (and these proposals only) should be submitted directly to Executive Program Chair Sarah Green at 2011aaaprogramchair@gmail.  com by January 31, but please work with Carol to refine your proposal.

Section Invited Sessions

Proposals Due : March 15

Each AAA Section is responsible for the organiza tion of one or more innovative, synthesizing sessions intended to reflect the state-of-the-art and the thematic concerns in the major subfields. Members should work closely with the section program editors when planning invited sessions. The Invited Session proposal dead line is March 15. To submit a proposal for an invited session, go to and follow the links to the call for papers. A session abstract of up to 500 words is required. Sessions designated as invited sessions will not be subject to further review, but participants are bound by the rules of the meeting and must submit final abstracts, meeting registration forms and fees via by April 15.

Volunteered Sessions

Proposals Due : April 15

All sessions must be submitted online at www.aaanet. org. The organizer must select one appropriate section for review. If accepted, the volunteered session will be listed as part of the reviewing section’s program. The program committee strongly urges members to contact and work closely with section program editors

Individually Volunteered Papers and Posters

Proposals Due : April 15

The program committee welcomes the submission of individual papers and posters independent from orga nized sessions. For evaluation purposes, the author of each individually volunteered paper and poster must select one appropriate section for the review process. To submit an individually volunteered paper or poster, go to and follow the links to the call for papers. A paper or poster abstract of up to 250 words is required. Proposals must be accompanied by the meeting registration fee. Deadline is 5:00 pm EST (10:00 pm GMT) April 15. Accepted volunteered papers and posters will be grouped by the program committee into sessions around a common topic or theme.

Thanks for your attention and support,


Tim Wallace

Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology

Box 8107, 220 1911 Building

NC State University

Raleigh, NC 27695


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