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Power, Politics, & Institutions: The Anthropology Student Union Annual Colloquium

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The UWM Anthropology Student Union is proud to announce this year’s annual student colloquium with the theme of Power, Politics & Institutions. In an effort to pursue greater inter- and multidisciplinary academic exchange, the colloquium is open to students outside of the field of anthropology. If you have been or currently are working on research related to any or all of these three themes, we encourage you to participate.

This year’s colloquium will be held at the Anthropology Department in Sabin Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus on April 28th, 2018.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah E. Wagner is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at The George Washington University and author of the upcoming book, Bringing Them Home: Identifying and Remembering Vietnam War MIAs. Her work focuses on the nexus of power, politics and institutions by tracing shifting civil-military relations and notions of national belonging through recovery and return of remains to surviving families.

ABSTRACTS: The colloquium is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any social science field who are currently working on research related to Power, Politics & Institutions broadly defined. We welcome research from any methodological background.

To apply to participate, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a title and keywords to uwm.asu.colloquium@gmail.com no later than 11:59 PM on March 2nd, 2018. Accepted participants will be notified by March 16th and papers will be due for discussant review by April 13th. Presentations on April 28th will be limited to 15 minutes and final papers should be no more than 20 pages double-spaced.

The conference is free and open to anyone interested in this year’s theme. Please direct questions to uwm.asu.colloquium@gmail.com. Further information on registration will be distributed in late February.

Abstract Deadline: March 2nd, 2018
Paper Deadline: April 13th, 2018
Colloquium Date: April 28th, 2018


April 28
9:00 am - 5:00 pm