Plays, Sessions, Roundtables and Discussions that Engage Change in Turbulent Times 

SfAA returns to Portland, 16 years after our last meeting and the start of the Iraq War. This year’s meeting is in an era of boarder turbulence and the ExtrACTION and Environment TIGs contributions are only one expression of rapid and perilous change.  

We begin on Tuesday, March 19, Portland Day.  A community exchange day, this one is filled with presentations highlighting the Portland region’s particular problems and solutions.  

Join chairs Theodora Tsongas and Bonnie  McKinley, Bonnie (Stop Fracked Gas/pdx) and the cast of The Folly of Frack. It’s a play about the extraction, mythologies and realities of fracked gas and proposed fracked gas projects that threaten the Pacific Northwest. Step right up to a fossil fuel extravaganza that will amaze and inform you! (T-66) TUESDAY 12:00-1:20 Pavillion East

On Wednesday morning, sessions move to Broadway 1, where they remain for the rest of the meeting.

1) (W-32) WEDNESDAY 10:00-11:50 Invasive Species: Human Migration as Human Ecological Turbulence CHAIR: STUMPF-CAROME, Jeanne Marie (Kent State U-Geauga)

2) (W-92) WEDNESDAY 1:30-3:20 Broadway I Mobilizing Communities and Managing Publics in Northern Extractivist Frontiers CHAIRS: WESTMAN, Clint (U Saskatchewan) and DAVIS, Reade (Nipissing U) 

3) (W-122) WEDNESDAY 3:30-5:20 Broadway I Transdisciplinary Approaches for Researching Socio-Environmental Systems CHAIR: SPITZER, Suzi (UMD) 


4) (TH-02) THURSDAY 8:00-9:50  Broadway I Health, Risk, and Renovation: Where is the Environment Headed? CHAIR: HARTHORN, Barbara (UCSB) 

5) (TH-32) THURSDAY 10:00-11:50 Broadway I Anthropology OF/AS/AND Activism, 

Part I: Anthropology OF Activism  CHAIR: WILLOW, Anna (Ohio State U)

6) (TH-92) THURSDAY 1:30-3:20 Broadway I Anthropology OF/AS/AND Activism,

Part II: Anthropology AS Activism  CHAIR: YOTEBIENG, Kelly (Ohio State U)

7) (TH-122) THURSDAY 3:30-5:20 Broadway I Anthropology OF/AS/AND Activism, 

Part III: Anthropology AND Activism CHAIR: WILLOW, Anna (Ohio State U) 


8) (F-02) FRIDAY 8:00-9:50 Broadway I Extraction, Contaminated Communities, and Injustice: Beyond Superfund and Areas of Concern CHAIRS: CHRISTENSEN, Kelley and GAGNON, Valoree (MTU) 

9) (F-32) FRIDAY 10:00-11:50 Broadway I Law, Policy and Regulation: Extraction and Pollution Politics CHAIR: O’DONNELL, Katherine (Hartwick Coll)  

10) (F-92) FRIDAY 1:30-3:20 Broadway I Environmental Justice in Turbulent Times: Shifts in Power, Interpretation, and Alternate Realities CHAIRS: BRONDO, Keri (U Memphis) and FISKE, Shirley (UMD) 

11)(F-122) FRIDAY 3:30-5:20 Broadway I Decompartmentalizing: Connections, Intersections, and Collaborations among ExtrACTION & Environment, Risk & Disaster, and PESO CHAIR: MOOLENAAR, Elisabeth (CO Sch of Mines) ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS: TRIVEDI, Jennifer (Independent), TSONGAS, Theodora (Stop Fracked Gas/pdx), FAAS, A.J. (SJSU), BARRIOS, Roberto (SIU) Elizabeth Mollinear; 

Extraction/PESO/Risk and Disaster Roundtable followed by reception followed by 

12}(F-152) FRIDAY 5:30-6:50 Broadway I ExtrACTION and Environment TIG business meeting 


13) (S-02) SATURDAY 8:00-9:50 Broadway I Indigenous and Community Resource Consultation CHAIR: PALMER, Andie (U Alberta) 

Many of the sessions scheduled by our TIG cross cut interest and area lines.  Anna Willow’s 3 part session on Thursday will appeal to those working in human rights, among others.  Keri Bondo and Shirley Fiske’s Friday roundtable continues last year’s discussion about policy during the Trump regime.  At the last SfAA TIG business meeting, members voted to expand the scope of the ExtrACTION TIG in order to provide those working in the related area of Environment with a formal home. These sessions were scheduled by other program committee members, so look for them in your program.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Jeanne Simonelli
Wottsamotta U. Consulting
Anthropology, WFU and SUNY-Oneonta

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