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APLA Book Prize Winner

Winner: Catherine Fennell. (2015). Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago, University of Minnesota Press. This book is a careful, creative and rigorous study of public housing regeneration in Chicago. The book is a fascinating work that braids together…

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APLA Book Prize Winner

Winner: Catherine Fennell. (2015). Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago, University of Minnesota Press. This book is a careful, creative and rigorous study of public housing regeneration in Chicago. The book is a fascinating work that braids together…

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Call for Nominations: Editor(s) of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board of Directors seeks nominations for the next editor(s) of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review…

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Call for Nominations: Editor(s) of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board of Directors seeks nominations for the next editor(s) of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review…

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APLA Graduate Student Workshops

The AAA meetings in Minneapolis this year coincided with the days shortly after the devastating results of the United States election. Although distressing, the results were part of longer histories and intensification of unresolved…

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APLA Graduate Student Workshops

The AAA meetings in Minneapolis this year coincided with the days shortly after the devastating results of the United States election. Although distressing, the results were part of longer histories and intensification of unresolved…

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APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize

The APLA Student Paper Prize Committee (Karin Friederic, Mindie Lazarus-Black, and Roberto Gonzalez) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 award. We received 46 submissions this year, the largest number to date…

The Buk bilong Pikinini library opened at UPNG is an incredible facility that allows pikininis - children - to access free basic education in a library environment

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize

The APLA Student Paper Prize Committee (Karin Friederic, Mindie Lazarus-Black, and Roberto Gonzalez) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 award. We received 46 submissions this year, the largest number to date…

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Early Career Mentoring Events at AAA 2016: Turning Heads and Making News

Each year, APLA’s Early Career Mentoring Committee plans a series of events that focus on the particular interests and needs of scholars in the early stages of their careers…

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Early Career Mentoring Events at AAA 2016: Turning Heads and Making News

Each year, APLA’s Early Career Mentoring Committee plans a series of events that focus on the particular interests and needs of scholars in the early stages of their careers…

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New PoLAR Emergent Conversation: The Nastiest Candidate Won. Now What?

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fifth emergent conversation reflects on the recent U.S. presidential election, presenting a variety of perspectives…

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New PoLAR Emergent Conversation: The Nastiest Candidate Won. Now What?

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fifth emergent conversation reflects on the recent U.S. presidential election, presenting a variety of perspectives…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Human Rights Vernacularizations

Sally Merry’s work on vernacularization and translation has recast anthropological analysis of human rights, helping anthropology move beyond universalism-relativism debates and opening new terrain…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Human Rights Vernacularizations

Sally Merry’s work on vernacularization and translation has recast anthropological analysis of human rights, helping anthropology move beyond universalism-relativism debates and opening new terrain…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Racism, BLM, and Immigrant Rights

In 2016, global politics brought race and immigration to the forefront of debates. Humanitarian crises and elections highlighted conflicts about race, place, and belonging…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Racism, BLM, and Immigrant Rights

In 2016, global politics brought race and immigration to the forefront of debates. Humanitarian crises and elections highlighted conflicts about race, place, and belonging…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Post-Genomic Constitutions

We live in a world where human health is increasingly rendered knowable through technologies of molecularization. These technologies raise important questions about the intersection of law and science…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Post-Genomic Constitutions

We live in a world where human health is increasingly rendered knowable through technologies of molecularization. These technologies raise important questions about the intersection of law and science…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Evidence of Malfeasance

The globalization of both liberal, transparent selfhood and neoliberal, commodified selfhood have altered local ethical regimes around the world. But has this changed how we verify ethical breaches?…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Evidence of Malfeasance

The globalization of both liberal, transparent selfhood and neoliberal, commodified selfhood have altered local ethical regimes around the world. But has this changed how we verify ethical breaches?…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Life Matters

Anthropology’s knowledge project has long been entangled with its political project. The questions we have asked have emerged from specific real world issues and problems, while also exploring broad theoretical questions…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Life Matters

Anthropology’s knowledge project has long been entangled with its political project. The questions we have asked have emerged from specific real world issues and problems, while also exploring broad theoretical questions…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Early Career Mentoring

At the 2016 AAA meetings, APLA will be offering two Early Career mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees.The first event, titled “Writing for the Media,” asks how we can contribute to public…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Early Career Mentoring

At the 2016 AAA meetings, APLA will be offering two Early Career mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees.The first event, titled “Writing for the Media,” asks how we can contribute to public…

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Service and Community as a Graduate Student in APLA

By Joshua Clark I began working with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) in early 2012, when I was approached about serving as the section’s graduate…

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Service and Community as a Graduate Student in APLA

By Joshua Clark I began working with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) in early 2012, when I was approached about serving as the section’s graduate…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Graduate Student Workshops

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Each year during the AAA meetings, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) sponsors a series of special workshops…

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APLA at AAA 2016: Graduate Student Workshops

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Each year during the AAA meetings, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) sponsors a series of special workshops…

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APLA at AAA 2016 Preview

APLA has an exciting roster of events planned for the AAA meetings this year including 43 sessions, graduate student workshops, early career mentoring events and the annual APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize and APLA Book Prize…

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APLA at AAA 2016 Preview

APLA has an exciting roster of events planned for the AAA meetings this year including 43 sessions, graduate student workshops, early career mentoring events and the annual APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize and APLA Book Prize…

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“Lock Her Up!”: Corruption Discourse and Gendered Politics

By Emily Riley

During this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on multiple occasions delegates chanted “Lock her up!”…

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“Lock Her Up!”: Corruption Discourse and Gendered Politics

By Emily Riley

During this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on multiple occasions delegates chanted “Lock her up!”…