Drug Panels at 2016 AAA

It’s almost time for the 2016 AAA conference!  Next week, thousands of anthropologists from around the world will gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to exchange ideas, catch up with old friends, meet new colleagues, and, of course, present their exciting research.

The conference schedule shows a lot of people engaging with the topics of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, and other psychoactive substances!  Below is a list of activities and presentations that will be of interest to ADTSG members, many of which also involve several of our members:

Wednesday, November 16

2:00pm – 2:15pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: “Here We Go Again…I’m Just Another Junkie Addict”: Resource Access, Socio-Political Belonging, and Subjectivity in Addiction Treatment  (Presenter: Allison Schlosser)

2:15pm – 2:30pm (Hilton, Marquette IX)

  • Paper: “Off of E, I Try to Pretend I’m Enjoying It”: The Role of Ecstasy (MDMA) in Managing Intimacy and Conflict in Long-Term Relationships (Presenters: Kristin Kostick and Jean Schensul)

2:30pm – 2:45pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Social Suffering: Understanding Psychosocial Distress and Substance Use of Latino Immigrants (Presenter: Ann Cheney)

4:00pm – 4:15pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 210 A&B)

  • Paper: “Who Am I Supposed To Be?”: Ideologies of Change in Drug Addiction Recovery (Presenter: Kristen Lindblom)

4:15pm – 4:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 H)

  • Paper: Using Contemplative Practice As a Methodology To Study Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness (Presenter: Kelsey Armeni)

5:15pm – 5:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 210 A&B)

  • Paper: Beyond The Trade Secret: Navigating, Interpreting, and Sifting Culturally Relevant Meanings of Drugs and Addiction in the Field (Presenter: Jason Chung)

5:15pm – 5:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 102 E&F)

  • Paper: Truth-Telling and Likeness (Presenter: Linda Takamine)

Thursday, November 17

8:00am – 8:15am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 E)

  • Paper: Beyond a Giant Of My Dreams: Affect, Precarity, and Care in a Chinese Therapeutic Community for Millennial Heroin Users (Presenter: Sandra Hyde)

8:30am – 8:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 103 D)

  • Paper: Thinking Beyond the State’s Risk Management Measures: Infrastructures of Care Among Poor Drug Users in Tehran (Presenter: Parsa Bastani)

10:15am – 12:00pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 G)

  • Panel: Drugs, Coloniality, and Indigenous Peoples

11:15am – 11:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 101 H)

  • Paper: Unfolding Habits: Materializing Addiction Pathways in a Neuroscience Laboratory (Presenter: Sujit Thomas)

1:45pm – 3:30pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Panel: Ethnography Among the Hidden: Invisibility of Substances, Substance Abuse, and Users

1:45pm – 2:00pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Entries and Exits: The Rise and Fall of Drug Dealing Careers (Presenter: John Paul)

2:15pm – 2:30pm (Hilton, Conrad A)

  • Paper: Research Design and IRB Approval With Alcoholic and Addict Populations (Presenter: Carla Pezzia)

2:45pm – 3:00pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Reefer Madness, or Symptom Management?: The Biopolitics of Medical Marijuana, Psychiatric Epidemiology, and Making PTSD In/Visible (Presenter: Walter Callaghan)

4:30pm – 4:45pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Cultivating Serotonin – On Competing Efficacies in Psychedelic Practices (Presenter:Swati Mishra)

4:30pm – 4:45pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 208 C)

  • Paper: Religion, Spirituality, and Sobriety Among Mexican Immigrants and Migrants (Presenter: Victor Garcia)

4:45pm – 5:00pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Chemical Maneuvers: Contradictions In The Production of Pleasurable Spaces By Queer Nightlife Workers (Presenter: Tait Mandler)

5:00pm – 5:15pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Sensing Heat – On Drinking Circles and Thermal Balance in North Sulawesi (Presenter: Nastasja Roels)

Friday, November 18

8:00am – 8:15am (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Biofinancial Disinvestments: Examining the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (Presenter: Melina Sherman

8:00am – 8:15am (Minneapolis Convention Center 208 C)

  • Paper: Suffering Together, Healing Together: Addiction, Recovery, and Intimacy in Transnational Iranian Music and Television (Presenter: Farzaneh Hemmasi)

8:15am – 8:30am (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: Mapping Social Networks and Risk Practices Among People Who Inject Drugs in Rural Puerto Rico (Presenter: Roberto Abadie)

8:15am – 8:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 A&B)

  • Paper: Baatuzaala Mu Bbaala: Tension, Alcohol, and Movement in Kampala, Uganda (Presenters: China Scherz and George Mpanga)

8:30am – 8:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 211 C&D)

  • Paper: Responsible Futurism and the Politics of Addiction in U.S. Drug Courts (Presenter: Emily Metzner)

10:15am – 12:00pm (Hilton, Salon G)

  • Panel: (Re)Discovering Psychedelics in the 21st Century

10:45am – 11:00am (Minneapolis Convention Center 211 A&B)

  • Paper: Among Pozos and Huecos: Coca Production and PBC Consumption in an Amazonian City (Presenter: Sydney Silverstein)

10:45am – 11:00am (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Proximity, Frictions, and the Competing Desires of the Ethnographic Encounter (Presenter: Danya Fast)

11:00am – 11:15am (Hilton, Marquette IX)

  • Paper: Medicalized Aging: Changed Patterns of Drug Use Among Aging Danes 2000-2015 (Presenter: Bjarke Oxlund)

11:00am – 11:15am (Hilton, Salon B)

  • Paper: Experience in the Process of Health/Illness/Treatment of Substance Abuse Among Migrants: An Anthropological Study in the Border Region Between Mexico and U.S. (Presenter: Olga Olivas)

11:15am – 11:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 E)

  • Paper: Waiting As Cultivating? The Temporality of Residential Drug Treatment and Its Subversion of the Goal of Rehabilitation (Presenter: Ellen Kozelka)

11:30am – 11:45pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 E)

  • Paper: Wounding Transformances: Performing the Vulnerable Body (Presenters: Joshua Burraway and Kelly Robinson)

1:45pm – 3:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 101 C)

  • Panel: Cannabis and Justice: Evidence, Arguments, and Legal Change

1:45pm – 2:00pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 J)

  • Paper: ChemÆRA (Presenter: Jason Pine)

2:15pm – 2:30pm (Hilton, Conrad A)

  • Paper: “We Share the Same Goal”: Using Interdisciplinary Research To Improve Harm Reduction Strategies Aimed At Person Who Inject Drugs (Presenters: Nelson Arruda and Elise Roy)

2:45pm – 3:00pm (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: How Perceptions Create Reality in the Chronic Mutual Presence of Tuberculosis and Substance Use (Presenter: Anna Versfeld)

3:00pm – 3:15pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 101 I)

  • Paper: Participatory Implementation of a Controlled Substance Reviewed Group in VA Primary Care (Presenters: Elizabeth Hulen, Samuel Edwards, Katherine Mackey, and Claire Ziegler)

3:00pm – 3:15pm (Hilton, Salon F)

  • Paper: The Evidence of Difference: Alcohol, Religion, and Indigeneity (Presenter: Roger Begrich)

4:15pm – 4:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 210 A&B)

  • Paper: Opium for the Masses (Presenter: Bhrigupati Singh)

4:30pm – 4:45pm (Hilton, Salon A)

  • Paper: Caught Up In The Cocaine Trade (Presenter: Henrik Vigh)

4:45pm – 5:00pm (Hilton, Salon B)

  • Paper: A Comparative Critical Phenomenology of Drug Addiction Among Mestizos in the Upper Huallaga Valley, Peru (Presenter: Pablo Seward Delaporte)

Saturday, November 19

8:00am – 8:15am (Hilton, Conrad D)

  • Paper: The Clinic As Ground Zero In The New Opioid Wars: Rethinking Care, Pain, Autonomy, and Ethics (Presenter: Kelly Knight)

8:45am – 9:00am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 I)

  • Paper: Medical Disease or Moral Defect? Exploring the Cultural Model of Addiction Causality (Presenter: Nicole Henderson)

10:15am – 12:00pm (Hilton, Conrad B)

  • Panel: Young Bodies and Minds: Psychoactive Substances and High Performing Selves

10:15am – 10:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 103 C)

  • Paper: Tourists, “Maestros Mezcaleros,” and Discovering the Authentic Palenque (Presenter: Ronda Brulotte)

10:30am – 10:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium 1)

  • Paper: Self-Talk, Addiction, and Neuroanthropology (Presenter: Daniel Lende)

10:30am – 10:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 210 A&B)

  • Paper: What Can We Learn From +20,000 Drug Experience Reports? Data Ethnography, Interactive Visualizations, and Complexity Theory (Presenter: Lisa Krieg)

11:45am – 12:00pm  (Hilton, Conrad B)

  • Paper: Enhancing Ourselves With Drugs: Neuroethnography of Science, Policy, and Drug User Advocacy (Presenter: Aleksi Hupli)

12:15pm – 1:30pm (Hilton, Marquette IX)

  • ADTSG Business Meeting (OPEN TO EVERYONE)

4:15pm – 4:30pm (Hilton, Conrad C)

  • Paper: Heroin Recovery and Community Conflicts: Care, Treatment, and Harm in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (Presenter: Sheryl McCurdy)

5:15pm – 5:30pm (Minneapolis Convention Center 103 C)

  • Paper: City in a Cup: The Culture of Public Policy in New Orleans (Presenter: David Beriss)

Sunday, November 20

9:15am – 9:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 C)

  • Paper: The Budtender: Economic Formality Junctures Within the Denver Cannabis Industry (Presenter: Lia Berman)

10:15am – 10:30am (Minneapolis Convention Center 200 I)

  • Paper: Crafting Craft Beer Brands: An Anthropological Examination of Craft Breweries in Orlando, Florida (Presenter: Dylan Fehribach)

10:30am – 10:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 101 H)

  • Paper: Towards Justice: Presbyterian Efforts to Suggest Changes in U.S. Drug Laws (Presenter: J. Bryan Page)

10:30am – 10:45am (Minneapolis Convention Center 205 A)

  • Paper: Dima Had To Live And Then Had To Die: Sovereignty, Citizenship, and the Addict’s Right To Health in Ukraine (Presenter: Jennifer Carroll)