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2022 Annual Meeting

A variety of brown, peach, tan, turquoise, and blue mountain lines overlapping one another next to text: Unsettling Landscapes, 2022 AAA Annual Meeting - Nov. 9-13, Seattle, WA 

The 2022 AAA Annual Meeting theme “Unsettling Landscapes” encourages anthropological discussion of past, present, and future unsettlings of the world. Learn more about this year's theme and plan to join us in Seattle or online this fall. 

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