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.
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In the LIAISE 1-6 interview by CALA, Boellstorff discusses the impact of the Gay Archipelago, and asks what is modern, and what is tradition. Boellstorff relates this to loan words. Boellstorff notes his inspiration from feminists, and his skepsis on intersections between femininsm and globalization narratives. He then extends this to discussions of sexualization leading to inequality and dominant discourse.