welcome and introduction

bvergara at sfsu.edu bvergara at sfsu.edu
Wed Oct 13 14:10:01 EDT 2004

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to URBANTH-L. Angela Jancius, the list administrator, has just finished
successfully transferring the mailing list onto the Youngstown State University
servers, and so all 1400-odd subscribers should now be on board. (We are taking
the list over from Rae Bridgman, who is stepping down after administering the
list tirelessly for years -- since its inception, I believe.)

Let me reproduce part of a post that Angela posted earlier for the
recently-added members, although there are important additions here and there:

URBANTH-L is a moderated mailing list meant for committed and active members of
the Society for Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA),
as well as all those with an interest in the field of urban anthropology. It can
be used for subscribers to post information about forthcoming meetings,
conferences, announcements, queries, calls for proposals, and other opportunities.

People who want to post to the list should send their messages to the following
e-mail address:

urbanth-l at lists.ysu.edu

The automated welcome message you subscribers should've received gives
information about URBANTH-L's web-based subscription site
(http://lists.ysu.edu/mailman/listinfo.cgi/urbanth-l), and a password that can
be used to manage your subscription. SUNTA members who do not wish to subscribe,
or who would like to change their subscription to "digest," may do so by
following the link above.

If you have any difficulties, please do not hesitate to email Angela at
acjancius at ysu.edu or me at bvergara at sfsu.edu for assistance.  As we become
acquainted with the listserv's new software, you may receive a few duplicate or
subscription related postings during the next few days. Please bear with us
while we iron things out.

Let me introduce the listserve coordinator first: Angela Jancius is Assistant 
Professor at Youngstown State University with fieldwork specializations 
in postsocialist Europe and the United States, and an interest in the 
politics of deindustrialization. Her dissertation research focused on the
politics of unemployment in Leipzig. She is currently affiliated with the
Department of Sociology/Anthropology and the Center for Working-Class Studies.

My name is Benito Vergara, the associate list coordinator, and I am an assistant
professor in Asian American Studies and Anthropology at San Francisco State
University. My dissertation was on transnationalism and the media in the
Filipino immigrant community in Daly City, California. I also have earlier
research interests in photography and colonialism in the Philippines during the
American colonial period.

Again, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any problems.

Benito Vergara

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