The Politics of Taxes

The main purpose of taxation sort of writ large across space and time is to raise government revenue. In the United States today, taxation has also become the vehicle of choice for implementing any other kind of policy, whether it’s social, cultural, or economic policy. If you consider the United States in the nineteenth century…

The Politics of Taxes

The main purpose of taxation sort of writ large across space and time is to raise government revenue. In the United States today, taxation has also become the vehicle of choice for implementing any other kind of policy, whether it’s social, cultural, or economic policy. If you consider the United States in the nineteenth century…

IILJ Call for Papers: Infrastructures as Regulation

Infrastructures—whether physical, informational, digital—can have regulatory-type effects. These include requiring, preventing, channeling, enabling, and nudging particular human and social behavior. Infrastructures also help to…

IILJ Call for Papers: Infrastructures as Regulation

Infrastructures—whether physical, informational, digital—can have regulatory-type effects. These include requiring, preventing, channeling, enabling, and nudging particular human and social behavior. Infrastructures also help to…

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2018

The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., S.J.D. etc.) to send stand-alone papers centering on the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes. These papers should be…

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2018

The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., S.J.D. etc.) to send stand-alone papers centering on the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes. These papers should be…

UK Universities Under Siege

Late last month, thousands of UK university employees began the biggest strike that British higher education has seen in recent history. It will last for at least 14 working days and involves 64 universities across the country. The main point of contention is planned pension…

UK Universities Under Siege

Late last month, thousands of UK university employees began the biggest strike that British higher education has seen in recent history. It will last for at least 14 working days and involves 64 universities across the country. The main point of contention is planned pension…

Change in the Anthropological Imagination, AAA 2018 CFPs

Abstracts for the AAA Annual Meeting must be submitted by 3 p.m. EST on April 16th — and via our website and listserv, APLA is helping members connect with other scholars to develop and complete proposals.

Change in the Anthropological Imagination, AAA 2018 CFPs

Abstracts for the AAA Annual Meeting must be submitted by 3 p.m. EST on April 16th — and via our website and listserv, APLA is helping members connect with other scholars to develop and complete proposals.

2018 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The 2018 APLA book prize will be awarded at the…

2018 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The 2018 APLA book prize will be awarded at the…

Karina Biondi’s Book Prize Acceptance Speech

This award represents a recognition of years of hard work, effort, sacrifice, and dedication to multiple roles. But it also symbolizes a lot more. The fact that this award has been offered to a Brazilian woman and young researcher illustrates the success of policies…

Karina Biondi’s Book Prize Acceptance Speech

This award represents a recognition of years of hard work, effort, sacrifice, and dedication to multiple roles. But it also symbolizes a lot more. The fact that this award has been offered to a Brazilian woman and young researcher illustrates the success of policies…

Speaking Justice to Power

APLA hosted its 2017 salon, “Speaking Justice to Power: Anthropology Responds to the New World Disorder,” on November 30, 2017, during the AAA annual meeting in Washington, DC. The packed event was held at the community-based café and event space…

Speaking Justice to Power

APLA hosted its 2017 salon, “Speaking Justice to Power: Anthropology Responds to the New World Disorder,” on November 30, 2017, during the AAA annual meeting in Washington, DC. The packed event was held at the community-based café and event space…

Twenty-Five Years of PoLAR

At APLA’s 2017 business meeting, officers, members, and the PoLAR team celebrated the journal’s twenty-fifth anniversary with a champagne toast. In addition to announcing annual book and paper prize winners and introducing new officers, APLA took time to reflect on…

Twenty-Five Years of PoLAR

At APLA’s 2017 business meeting, officers, members, and the PoLAR team celebrated the journal’s twenty-fifth anniversary with a champagne toast. In addition to announcing annual book and paper prize winners and introducing new officers, APLA took time to reflect on…

APLA 2017 Paper Prize Winner: Lindsey Feldman

This year’s APLA paper prize winner is Lindsey Feldman, a graduate student at the University of Arizona, for “Selfhood in Flames: Social Categorization and Identity in Arizona’s Prison Wildfire Program.” Lindsey’s paper about prisoners…

APLA 2017 Paper Prize Winner: Lindsey Feldman

This year’s APLA paper prize winner is Lindsey Feldman, a graduate student at the University of Arizona, for “Selfhood in Flames: Social Categorization and Identity in Arizona’s Prison Wildfire Program.” Lindsey’s paper about prisoners…

APLA 2017 Book Prize Winner: Karina Biondi

This year’s APLA Book Prize goes to Karina Biondi for Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil. This book was edited and translated by John F. Collins and was published by the University of North Carolina Press. Sharing This Walk is a gripping exploration of the PCC…

APLA 2017 Book Prize Winner: Karina Biondi

This year’s APLA Book Prize goes to Karina Biondi for Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil. This book was edited and translated by John F. Collins and was published by the University of North Carolina Press. Sharing This Walk is a gripping exploration of the PCC…

APLA at AAA 2017: Launching a Career in Academia and Beyond

Friday, December 1st
9-10.15am (updated time)
Marriott Madison A

Featuring Kristen Cheney, Ilana Gershon, and Colin Hoag.

Join us for an informal discussion on networking, publications, interviews, cover letters, work/life balance, and more!

APLA at AAA 2017: Launching a Career in Academia and Beyond

Friday, December 1st
9-10.15am (updated time)
Marriott Madison A

Featuring Kristen Cheney, Ilana Gershon, and Colin Hoag.

Join us for an informal discussion on networking, publications, interviews, cover letters, work/life balance, and more!

APLA at AAA 2017: Beyond Snowden

The Anthropology of Whistleblowing. Friday, December 1, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Omni/Governors Room.
Whistleblowing, exposing confidential, secret or illegal practices in firms, organizations and public authorities…

APLA at AAA 2017: Beyond Snowden

The Anthropology of Whistleblowing. Friday, December 1, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Omni/Governors Room.
Whistleblowing, exposing confidential, secret or illegal practices in firms, organizations and public authorities…

APLA at AAA 2017: Unfinished

The Anthropology of Becoming. Friday, December 1, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: Marriott, Washington Room 3

This session explores the plasticity and unfinishedness of human subjects and lifeworlds, advancing the conceptual terrain of an anthropology of becoming…

APLA at AAA 2017: Unfinished

The Anthropology of Becoming. Friday, December 1, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: Marriott, Washington Room 3

This session explores the plasticity and unfinishedness of human subjects and lifeworlds, advancing the conceptual terrain of an anthropology of becoming…

APLA at AAA 2017: PoLAR’s First 25 Years

APLA President Catherine Besteman, PoLAR editors William Garriott and Heath Cabot, and the APLA board invite you to celebrate 25 years of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. Join us for a champagne toast at the 2017 APLA Business Meeting on December 2, 2017, 12.15-1.30pm…

APLA at AAA 2017: PoLAR’s First 25 Years

APLA President Catherine Besteman, PoLAR editors William Garriott and Heath Cabot, and the APLA board invite you to celebrate 25 years of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. Join us for a champagne toast at the 2017 APLA Business Meeting on December 2, 2017, 12.15-1.30pm…

APLA at AAA 2017: Futures in Crisis

Thursday, November 30, 2017,
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM. Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall South.
How are global processes negotiated through local articulations about children? What types of futures are imagined, contested, and resisted through discussions about children’s rights…

APLA at AAA 2017: Futures in Crisis

Thursday, November 30, 2017,
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM. Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall South.
How are global processes negotiated through local articulations about children? What types of futures are imagined, contested, and resisted through discussions about children’s rights…