Annual Meeting



April 19-21

Indiana Memorial Union

Bloomington, Indiana


Faculty, students, independent scholars, and practitioners are invited to invited to attend to see papers, posters, organized sessions, workshops, and roundtables in all fields and subfields of anthropology, both academic and applied. The 97th annual CSAS conference is student-friendly and features a paper competition for both undergraduate and graduate students. It also offers an opportunity for anthropologists from throughout the Midwest, from institutions large and small, to meet, talk, and network in a welcoming and professional environment. This year’s meeting is being held jointly with MIDSEM, the Midwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.


Distinguished Lecture: Chancellor Professor Anya Peterson Royce’s lecture title and biography are here.

Tours, Workshops, and Special Lectures: Private CSAS museum tours, workshops at no additional charge, and two special lectures round out the additional offerings at the meeting.


Program for 2018 CSAS Meeting: Saturday presenters should note that their session numbers may have changed.

Paper and Poster Abstracts

Errata to the Program


To register: Go to and select “2018 CSAS – Central States Anthropological Society Spring Meeting. After registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the link to the submission portal.

You must have registered for the conference to submit an abstract. If your abstract was not accepted, you can ask for a refund of your registration fee.


Questions? Contact Angela Glaros, 2018 Program Chair, [email protected]

The Central States Anthropological Society welcomes scholars from all over the world, studying anywhere in the world. Our annual conference fosters inter-generational conversation with a strong, welcoming Midwestern atmosphere of equality, camaraderie and mutual growth. Students enjoy the focused attention and collaborative questions they receive on their research presentations and the opportunity to present alongside some of the big names in anthropology.


Getting the most out of the meeting