The Annual Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology seeks to redefine the way we view Asian Language and Society. The CALA holds its annual conference in selected universities globally, and publishes its journal, the JALA, the Journal of Asian Linguistic Anthropology. The JALA is a quarterly, peer reviewed, free to publish, journal. The official partner for the CALA is Taylor and Francis Global Publishers, together with a global network of universities and academics.CALA 2020 registration
(University of California, Irvine) has focus on Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. His interests include the Anthropology of sexuality, the Anthropology of globalization, digital Anthropology, Southeast Asian studies, and the Anthropology of HIV/AIDS. His current work emphasizes the Linguistic Anthropology of Southeast Asia, but draws on a range of scholarships such as Informatics, and Ontology.
ABOUT THIS SESSION
In the LIAISE 1-12 interview by CALA, the final interview of the Boellstorff series, Tom Boellstorff explains innovative ideas that can change global order, and the possible latency in the effect of these. Boellstorff elaborates on semi-hidden anti intellectualism, which can emerge in the guise of an ‘ivory tower.’ He reminds us that theory and academic work can be activism and community engagement if fostered effectively.