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Anthropologies of


and Beyond


UGAT cordially invites the public to its 43rd Annual Conference, to be held for free online, on 7-11 December 2021. The conference theme is “Anthropologies of (De)Colonization and Beyond” where 500 years of the unfolding human story of colonization and de-colonization is examined through anthropology’s four fields (physical / biological anthropology, anthropology of linguistics, archaeological anthropology and sociocultural anthropology), interrogating, unpacking, contesting, describing, and explaining the role and engagement of anthropology and other academic disciplines in understanding the causality and long-lasting effects of colonization that continue in the quotidian lives of peoples and localities globally. While global processes shape and inform societies and cultures, anthropology pays attention to myriad and contested ways on how colonial projects were implemented in various contexts to help understand, interpret, and articulate multi-faceted experiences of colonization. The conference puts into focus the ways in which anthropology and allied academic disciplines continue their efforts to untangle colonialism’s complex and systematic web-like strands of exploitation, domination, and deception which deny peoples their history (Wolf 1982). 


In addressing the theme, the conference offers four keynote addresses, one roundtable discussion, 82 paper presentations, one film panel, and a book launch. The UGAT conference aims to provide an arena for reflexive and critical discussions on colonialism- and de-colonialism-related issues, and to foster meaningful and engaged discussions among practitioners of anthropology – whether in academe, development and cultural work, media, art, advocacy, policy and governance, community work, or other forms of social action.


Eulalio R. Guieb III, PhD

Skilty C. Labastilla

Josefina Socorro F. Tondo, PhD

Conference Program and Book of Abstracts

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Days 1-3
Plenary Sessions and All Parallel Sessions in Room 1 – i.e., Panels A1 to G1


All Parallel Sessions in
Room 2 – i.e., Panels A2 to G2


All Parallel Sessions in
Room 3 – i.e., Panels A3 to G3


Day 4

Plenary Sessions and all Parallel Sessions in Room 1 – i.e., Panels H1 to I1


All Parallel Sessions in
Room 2 – i.e., Panels H2 to I2


Panel H3



Day 5

UGAT General Assembly 
(for active UGAT members)

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Plenary Talks

UGATAN with the Council of Elders


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