2024 American Anthropological Association Annual Conference

When: November 20-23, 2024

Where: Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Convention Center

We are thrilled to be participating in this year’s American Anthropological Association conference in Tampa! This year’s theme is “Praxis.”

From AAA: Paulo Freire defined praxis as “reflection and action directed at the structures to be transformed,” but praxis can have multiple meanings. In the context of mainstream anthropological tradition, praxis is often framed as the antithesis of theory. However, marginalized scholars have insisted on theoretically informed anthropological praxis as a corrective to the colonial, imperialist, extractive approach of late twentieth-century anthropological methodologies. Across universities, government, community organizations, and private industry, anthropologists operationalize praxis as a conceptual and methodological tool to respond to systemic oppression. Praxis, when informed by theory, is foundational to our research, pedagogy, work, and living in society. We aim for Praxis, the 2024 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting theme, to serve as an organizing principle for contemplating applications of anthropology, responding to systemic injustice, and reimagining our discipline now and in the future. 

We look forward to meeting you at the conference. Be sure to stop by our booth to browse our wonderful collection of new and recent history titles, and talk to our Editor-in-Chief Kristen Buckles! If you would like to set up a meeting with Kristen, email her at kbuckles@uapress.arizona.edu.


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