Petra Kuppinger, professor of sociology and anthropology at Monmouth College, was recently named president-elect of the Society for Urban National and Transnational Anthropology (SUNTA).
She will be introduced for the office at the annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) conference in San Francisco, Calif., in November. The office involves a six-year commitment to serve two years as president-elect, president and past president, respectively.
“By the end of 2012, I will step down as editor of the society’s journal, a position I have held since 2006,” said Kuppinger, who previously served as associate editor of the journal and as councilor on SUNTA’s board of directors.
A section of the AAA, SUNTA is an association of anthropologists engaged in research on the cultural formations of urban areas, nation-states and transnational and global processes.
Kuppinger joined Monmouth’s faculty in 2000 after earning her Ph.D. earlier that year from the New School for Social Research in New York City.