APLA Announces 2015 Graduate Student Paper Prize

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APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Student Paper Prize is open for submissions. The committee will select five finalists; each finalist will be assigned a mentor who shares substantive interests, to offer feedback. APLA will also sponsor a session at the AAA meetings in Denver with the finalists and their mentors.

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. Topics may include citizenship; colonialism and post-colonial public spheres; cosmopolitanism; cultural politics; disability; environment; globalization; governance; humanitarianism; medicine, science, and technology; multiculturalism; nationalism; NGOs and civil society; new media; immigration and refugees; resistance; religious institutions; security, policing, or militarism; sexualities; social movements; human and civil rights; sovereignty; war and conflict.  We encourage submissions that expand the purview of political and legal anthropology and challenge us to think in new ways about power, politics and law.

APLA awards a cash prize of $350.00, plus travel expenses of up to $650.00 if the prize winner attends the 2015 annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Denver, CO) to receive the prize in person. The prize winner will be announced in Anthropology News, and the winning paper will be published in the peer-reviewed journal of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, PoLAR: The Political and Legal Anthropology Review.

Authors must be enrolled in a graduate program through at least May 1, 2015. Papers should not exceed 8,000 words (including notes and references) and should follow the style guidelines of PoLAR, which are detailed in the American Anthropological Association Style Guide. Please submit papers as PDF attachments to Sarah Hautzinger (SHautzinger@ColoradoCollege.edu) by July 1.

Committee: Jennifer Curtis, Sarah Hautzinger and Gabrielle Hosein

About Jennifer Curtis

Jennifer Curtis is an Honorary Fellow in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh: http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/social_anthropology/curtis_jennifer.

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