APLA at AAA 2018: Anthropology Confronts the Trolls

APLA and PoLAR are pleased to announce our special event at the 117th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association! Technology and New Media have become central players in the politics of…

APLA at AAA 2018: Anthropology Confronts the Trolls

APLA and PoLAR are pleased to announce our special event at the 117th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association! Technology and New Media have become central players in the politics of…

APLA at AAA 2018: Early Career Mentoring Workshops

At the 2018 AAA meetings, APLA will be offering two Early Career Mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees, but please RSVP by November 9. Publishing Your First Book…

APLA at AAA 2018: Early Career Mentoring Workshops

At the 2018 AAA meetings, APLA will be offering two Early Career Mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees, but please RSVP by November 9. Publishing Your First Book…

Selfhood in flames? Imprisonment and Cauterization in Arizona’s Prison Wildfire Program

By Lindsey Raisa Feldman, PhD The United States, self-mythologized for centuries as a paragon of freedom and liberty, now serves as an ironic…

Selfhood in flames? Imprisonment and Cauterization in Arizona’s Prison Wildfire Program

By Lindsey Raisa Feldman, PhD The United States, self-mythologized for centuries as a paragon of freedom and liberty, now serves as an ironic…

“Assisted Freedom”: Carceral Transmutation and Juvenile Offenders in Brazil

By Sara R. Munhoz In 2012, during my fieldwork in a semi-open socio-educational center on the outskirts of the city of São Paulo, I participated in a meeting with an adolescent offender…

“Assisted Freedom”: Carceral Transmutation and Juvenile Offenders in Brazil

By Sara R. Munhoz In 2012, during my fieldwork in a semi-open socio-educational center on the outskirts of the city of São Paulo, I participated in a meeting with an adolescent offender…

Inside Out: Confinement, Revolt and Repression in Nicaragua

By Julienne Weegels Since 18 April 2018, the force deployed by the Sandinista state against a surge of popular protest has left over 400 dead, over 2,000 injured, and hundreds…

Inside Out: Confinement, Revolt and Repression in Nicaragua

By Julienne Weegels Since 18 April 2018, the force deployed by the Sandinista state against a surge of popular protest has left over 400 dead, over 2,000 injured, and hundreds…

Speaking Justice to Power

By Jennifer Curtis and Randi Irwin As states in both North and South America expand authoritarian practices of confinement, citizens balance responding to immediate crises, such as the Trump administration’s…

Speaking Justice to Power

By Jennifer Curtis and Randi Irwin As states in both North and South America expand authoritarian practices of confinement, citizens balance responding to immediate crises, such as the Trump administration’s…

AAA Workshop: Empowering Contingent Faculty

What are your rights as contingent faculty? How can you improve your working conditions? The Society for the Anthropology of Work will host a workshop during the AAAs for contingent faculty to learn…

AAA Workshop: Empowering Contingent Faculty

What are your rights as contingent faculty? How can you improve your working conditions? The Society for the Anthropology of Work will host a workshop during the AAAs for contingent faculty to learn…

APLA at AAA 2018: Graduate Student Workshops

Each year during the AAA meetings, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology(APLA) sponsors a series of special workshops in which small groups of graduate students and faculty…

APLA at AAA 2018: Graduate Student Workshops

Each year during the AAA meetings, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology(APLA) sponsors a series of special workshops in which small groups of graduate students and faculty…

Ethnography, Law & Society (CRN #3) at LSA 2018

The Ethnography, Law and Society Collaborative Research Network #3, organized by Andrea Ballestero and Robert Werth, has sponsored a series of panels, roundtables and events that may be of interest to APLA members attending…

Ethnography, Law & Society (CRN #3) at LSA 2018

The Ethnography, Law and Society Collaborative Research Network #3, organized by Andrea Ballestero and Robert Werth, has sponsored a series of panels, roundtables and events that may be of interest to APLA members attending…

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…

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…

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…