Call for Papers: Medusa Graduate Conference 2019 — Futures
Anthropology Graduate Student Union, UofT


The Anthropology Graduate Student Union invites proposals for the 6th annual Medusa Graduate Conference. The conference will take place on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29, 2019 in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, St. George campus.

The Medusa Graduate Conference is an annual event hosted by the Anthropology Graduate Student Union since 2013. Medusa is intended to provide both internal and external students with early-career conference and networking experience in a collegial and interdisciplinary environment. Generally, participants come from universities across Ontario, Quebec, and the eastern United States, with many presenting their research for the first time. Medusa is an important plank of the AGSU’s mandate, and marks a highly anticipated event in the calendars of graduate students in our department and across the University of Toronto.

The theme of Medusa 2019 is “Futures”. We encourage inventive and thought-provoking submissions of quality student research from both graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Applicants working in all sub-disciplines of anthropology and related fields are welcome to apply. Our committee gratefully receives all submissions, but especially those that creatively engage with themes of temporality, futurity, historicity, uncertainty, risk, “progress”, prediction, imagination, and hopefulness.

We ask that interested applicants submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, January 21, 2019. Please refer to the attached call for papers [link] for more details. In the instance that you require further clarification, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..