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 be expected to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, working with the Board, including sharing a vote on Board decisions and shaping section programs.

Graduate Student Representatives are responsible for leading student programming for the annual meetings of the AAA, in particular APLA’s graduate student workshops. These workshops are organized annually, convening small groups of graduate students and faculty around current conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues in political and legal anthropology. The workshops are a central component of APLA’s mission to support collegiality and mentorship in the sub-field, and promote dialogue between faculty and graduate students across institutions. The successful applicant will work with returning student rep, Rachel Laryea, in coordinating all aspects of the workshop. APLA has been recognized by the AAA for the high quality of the workshops organized by APLA’s graduate student reps.

Qualifications to apply:

  • be in the pre-dissertation-write-up stage of a Ph.D. program

  • work in the field of political and/or legal anthropology (broadly defined)

  • have previous event-organizing experience

  • be committed to attending the 2019 AAA Annual Meetings in Washington D.C.

To apply, please complete this Google Form.

It is not necessary to be a member of APLA prior to applying, but current APLA student members are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit applications by midnight Friday, April 5, 2019. If you have questions about the details of the position, you may also contact Rachel Laryea at rachel.laryea@yale.edu.

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