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Second City Anthropology Conference

The Second City Anthropology Conference (SCAC) is sponsored by the Graduate Anthropology and Geography Association (GAGA). This biennial conference was established to provide graduate students an opportunity to share their work with the academic community. Each panel is moderated by a faculty/student discussant from the UIC community.

In order to encourage academic research among anthropology at all levels, the conference also includes a poster session for undergraduates.


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We are happy to open the call for papers for the 6th Second City Anthropology Conference! Our theme this year is: “Ethics, Method, and Transformative Justice: Understanding How and Why We Conduct Research.”
Anthropologists confront many ethical, methodological, and professional questions:
How do we ensure the safety and dignity of interlocutors? How do we conduct research safely and ethically? How do we approach the collection of sensitive medical data and human remains? How do we reckon with environmental, political, and public health concerns in our research?
These conversations are by no means novel and serve as reminders of the discipline’s colonial baggage and extractive practices, making the need for their addressal all the more urgent. How, then, might we envision a progressive praxis for anthropology?
The conference will be held from April 22-24, and will be entirely on Zoom.
Please expand below for the Call for Papers.