Editorial Introduction: On Horizontal Alliances, History and the Bonds of Community

By Michal Rose Friedman – Since we published our first installment of “Speaking Justice to Power: Pittsburgh Scholars respond…

Editorial Introduction: On Horizontal Alliances, History and the Bonds of Community

By Michal Rose Friedman – Since we published our first installment of “Speaking Justice to Power: Pittsburgh Scholars respond…

Memorializing the Memorial to the Tree of Life Shooting

by Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg – Tree of Life synagogue has been my family’s shul for three generations and I am currently a Board member. I went to Hebrew school, celebrated…

Memorializing the Memorial to the Tree of Life Shooting

by Laurie Zittrain Eisenberg – Tree of Life synagogue has been my family’s shul for three generations and I am currently a Board member. I went to Hebrew school, celebrated…

When Scholars are Political, Human, and Shattered

By Rachel Kranson – As both a professor of Jewish history and a local organizer with Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, I had long felt myself well-positioned as a politically-engaged…

When Scholars are Political, Human, and Shattered

By Rachel Kranson – As both a professor of Jewish history and a local organizer with Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, I had long felt myself well-positioned as a politically-engaged…

The Historian’s Craft

Thoughts on Reading and Making History in the Wake of Tree of Life by Avigail Oren – I experienced the events and aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting as a historian just as much as I did as a Jew and a resident of Pittsburgh…

The Historian’s Craft

Thoughts on Reading and Making History in the Wake of Tree of Life by Avigail Oren – I experienced the events and aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting as a historian just as much as I did as a Jew and a resident of Pittsburgh…

APLA Graduate Representatives

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is currently accepting applications for a third Graduate Representative to the section’s Board of Directors. The successful applicant will…

APLA Graduate Representatives

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is currently accepting applications for a third Graduate Representative to the section’s Board of Directors. The successful applicant will…

2019 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic…

2019 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic…

AAA/CASCA 2019 Annual Meeting CFPs

Abstracts for the AAA Annual Meeting must be submitted by 3 p.m. EST on April 10th. If you are looking for panelists for your session or looking for a panel for your paper, we want to help you connect with colleagues…

AAA/CASCA 2019 Annual Meeting CFPs

Abstracts for the AAA Annual Meeting must be submitted by 3 p.m. EST on April 10th. If you are looking for panelists for your session or looking for a panel for your paper, we want to help you connect with colleagues…

New PoLAR Editors and Editorial Board

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to welcome the new co-editors of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), Jessica Greenberg and Jessica Winegar.

New PoLAR Editors and Editorial Board

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to welcome the new co-editors of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), Jessica Greenberg and Jessica Winegar.

On Not Teaching Fast Enough, Far Enough

This summer I was asked by the United Steelworkers to give a talk on Central American migration to union leaders gathered from across the country for ongoing education in Pittsburgh…

On Not Teaching Fast Enough, Far Enough

This summer I was asked by the United Steelworkers to give a talk on Central American migration to union leaders gathered from across the country for ongoing education in Pittsburgh…

On the Politics of Reflection

On the afternoon of 30 October 2018 I left my office—late—to attend what had been described to me as a “rally” or a “protest” to coincide with President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh in connection…

On the Politics of Reflection

On the afternoon of 30 October 2018 I left my office—late—to attend what had been described to me as a “rally” or a “protest” to coincide with President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh in connection…

Response to the Tree of Life Shootings

Since Columbine, Americans have grown unsettlingly accustomed to mass shootings. We know what to expect from politicians, the media, and gun-control and gun rights advocates. More recently, especially since…

Response to the Tree of Life Shootings

Since Columbine, Americans have grown unsettlingly accustomed to mass shootings. We know what to expect from politicians, the media, and gun-control and gun rights advocates. More recently, especially since…

Editorial Introduction: Living in Pittsburgh in the Aftermath of the Tree of Life Shootings

The shooting that took place on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, at the Tree of Life Synagogue, (home to three congregations), leaving…

Editorial Introduction: Living in Pittsburgh in the Aftermath of the Tree of Life Shootings

The shooting that took place on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, at the Tree of Life Synagogue, (home to three congregations), leaving…

New Issue of PoLAR: Volume 41, Issue 2

The latest issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review marks the end of Heath Cabot and William Garriott’s tenure as the editors of PoLAR. In their introduction, “In Good Faith …

New Issue of PoLAR: Volume 41, Issue 2

The latest issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review marks the end of Heath Cabot and William Garriott’s tenure as the editors of PoLAR. In their introduction, “In Good Faith …

Speaking Justice to Power Ebooks Available!

The Speaking Justice to Power series is now available as downloadable ebooks. SJP I & II are available on our teaching resources page. You may also download them here:

Speaking Justice to Power Ebooks Available!

The Speaking Justice to Power series is now available as downloadable ebooks. SJP I & II are available on our teaching resources page. You may also download them here:

A Pregnant Kid in a Cage: Jane Doe’s Fight for Reproductive Rights

The Obama administration’s carefully calibrated immigration revisions increased penalties against undocumented border crossers and returned people immediately to their countries…

A Pregnant Kid in a Cage: Jane Doe’s Fight for Reproductive Rights

The Obama administration’s carefully calibrated immigration revisions increased penalties against undocumented border crossers and returned people immediately to their countries…

“Donde lo tienen?” Working in an archive of the disappeared in Guatemala

“But sirs, people do not vanish, ¿Would it be possible that the Earth had swallowed him?, or as the rumors about secret prisons go…

“Donde lo tienen?” Working in an archive of the disappeared in Guatemala

“But sirs, people do not vanish, ¿Would it be possible that the Earth had swallowed him?, or as the rumors about secret prisons go…