The” encourages anthropological discussion of past, present, and future unsettlings of the world – be it through environment, power, political economy or through the collective efforts of unsettling and disrupting oppressive structures while building worlds otherwise. While our worlds are defined by nothing if not change, the current unsettling of landscapes brings with it an urgency that demands conversations which may elicit feelings of discomfort and disturbance, but may also stoke hope and determination. This orientation towards unsettling pushes us beyond easy narratives and facile binaries into moments of transformation. In essence, this theme asks two questions: In what ways are we, and those we work with, unsettled? How are we also unsettling landscapes and to what end?

Join the conversation in Seattle and online to initiate change within the discipline by that speaks directly to this year’s meeting theme. Selection and participation in Executive Sessions are highly competitive. The deadline to submit a proposal is 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, February 18.

When submitting, session organizers must select a modality and submission type that fits the preference of the entire panel. The lists below detail the modality and submission options for the Executive Call for Papers.

Modality Options

  • Fully in-person, presenting onsite in Seattle
  • Fully virtually, presenting on the online platform
  • The entire panel is open to presenting either fully in-person or fully virtual

Submission Types

  • Oral presentation
    A lecture-based panel with seven, 15-minute timeslots for paper presentations and/or moderated discussion
  • Roundtable / Townhall
    A discussion-based panel WITHOUT papers or timed 15-minute presentations

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