Loyola University Chicago

Department of Anthropology


Loyola Faculty at the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting

Loyola Faculty at the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting

Drs. Adams, Gomberg-Muñoz, and Penglase participated in the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC, presenting original research and contributing to disciplinary discussions of museums, migration policies, and Olympic legacies.

Kathleen Adams presented the paper  “Like a Bridge Over Troubled Water? From Advocate to Canary to Culture Broker: Reflections on Engagement and our Shifting Roles (via the Case of Stolen Effigies of the Dead).”  This was presented as part of the panel “Museum Anthropology in the Age of Engagement,”   sponsored by the Council for Museum Anthropology. 

Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz served as chair and presenter on the Executive Session roundtable “Detained on Trumped-Up Charges: Migrants and the Ascendant U.S. Security-State.” She also served as discussant for the panel “#NoBanNoMuro/SanctuaryForAll: Local and Transborder Resistance to Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Muslim Policies in Trump’s America,” sponsored by the Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists. Finally, Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz acted as chair for the Invited roundtable session “How’s the Trumpocene Era Going? Anthropologists Reflect on the Past Year,” co-sponsored by the American Ethnological Society and the Association for Feminist Anthropology.

Ben Penglase presented a paper titled “The Jewel of the Subúrbio: Parque Madureira and the Legacy of the 2016 Rio Olympics.” His presentation was part of the panel “Did the Olympics Change Rio? Anthropological Contributions to the Public Debate about Olympic Legacies,” sponsored by the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology.