58th NEAA Annual Meeting

Anthropology and Global Citizenship—Living and Working Globally in the Northeast

March 23-24, 2018

Drew University in Madison, NJ

As America retreats from the world and from many historically important international institutions, the kind of insight that anthropology offers in terms of global citizenship and engaging other cultures becomes more urgent and important than ever before.  Highlighting the ubiquity of transnationalism in contemporary anthropology—whether one is investigating migrant labor in New England, emerging immigrant enclaves in Jersey City, or transformations in First Nations technologies in 21st century Montréal—the 2018 NEAA will take place in a true global nexus of transnational interactions: the New York Metropolitan area. We are hopeful that an NEAA meeting amidst the cultural dynamism of the New York Metro area will provide a forum to develop new and innovative ways of conducting and interpreting our research ‘at home’; on topics ranging from social justice and indigenous land rights to ethnic identity, political formations, and environmental health, to name just a few.  Opportunities and funding to visit field sites are increasingly restricted and limited and so, with the backdrop of the NY/NJ metro area, this conference also asks participants to consider how a more globalized frame of reference speaks to, could be incorporated into, or provides inspiration for their ongoing research.

Call for Abstracts and Sessions

Paper, poster, and session submissions are due by March 12.

Submit paper or poster abstracts by logging in or creating a user account and then clicking here (or using the Submit an Abstract link in the sidebar).

Submit session abstracts by logging in or creating a user account and then clicking here (or using the Submit a Session link in the sidebar).

Poster Guidelines

Posters should be 3' x 4'. Please follow the AAA guidelines when preparing posters. 


Online registration is now open and will continue until March 10th, 2018. Click here to register.

Travel & Accommodations

A special rate of $99 has been negotiated at The Madison Hotel. Guests must book these rooms via phone (the special rate is not available through the online booking system). Please call the hotel at 973-285-1800 or 800-526-0729 to make reservations and mention the "Drew Anthropology room block.”

The Madison Hotel
1 Convent Road
Morristown, New Jersey 07960

A block of on-campus housing has been secured for students in Holloway Hall. The nightly per person rental rate for Holloway Hall is $41/night. The rooms come with a bed w/ mattress, desk, chair, and closet. There are co-ed bathrooms on the floor. The beds do not come with linen, however a linen pack can be rented as well for $20. A linen pack includes pillow with cases, bed sheets and blanket, and bath towels. The packs would be placed on the beds in the room upon arrival or students are invited to bring sleeping bags. Please contact Professor Dawson at adawson@drew.edu to reserve a room. Students can pay by check or cash upon arrival. Check should be made out to Dept of Anthropology, Drew University.  

Additional hotel accommodations are available:

Hyatt House Morristown
194 Park Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 971-0008
$130-$140 per night

FairBridge Hotel & Conference Center East Hanover
130 NJ-10
East Hanover, NJ 07936
(973) 386-5622
$40-$50 per night


Please see the Drew University website for directions and further travel information.