Author Archives: Andrea Ballestero

About Andrea Ballestero

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rice University

I took my students to prison, by Ieva Jusionyte

This semester I took students in my Law and Order in the Americas seminar on a tour to the Florida State Prison in Raiford. FSP is one of the largest prisons in the state and it houses inmates in close

I took my students to prison, by Ieva Jusionyte

This semester I took students in my Law and Order in the Americas seminar on a tour to the Florida State Prison in Raiford. FSP is one of the largest prisons in the state and it houses inmates in close

Winner and finalists for APLA’s Graduate Student Paper Prize!

The 2014 APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize committee was Gabrielle Hosein, Mark Schuller, and Chika Watanabe. This year we added a mentoring component, with five finalists. We received a very high number of quality submissions. At 28, it’s much higher

Winner and finalists for APLA’s Graduate Student Paper Prize!

The 2014 APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize committee was Gabrielle Hosein, Mark Schuller, and Chika Watanabe. This year we added a mentoring component, with five finalists. We received a very high number of quality submissions. At 28, it’s much higher

New Syllabus in Teaching Resources!

Ieva Jusionyte has shared the syllabus for her Law and Order in Latin America class! Check it out here, along with the library of syllabi APLA members and contributors have made available for you.

New Syllabus in Teaching Resources!

Ieva Jusionyte has shared the syllabus for her Law and Order in Latin America class! Check it out here, along with the library of syllabi APLA members and contributors have made available for you.

APLA’s inaugural Book Prize Awarded to Lori Allen!

APLA BOOK PRIZE WINNER 2014  We are happy to announce the winner and honorable mention for our 2014 APLA Book Prize. Congratulations to Lori and Matthew! The winner: Lori Allen, The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics

APLA’s inaugural Book Prize Awarded to Lori Allen!

APLA BOOK PRIZE WINNER 2014  We are happy to announce the winner and honorable mention for our 2014 APLA Book Prize. Congratulations to Lori and Matthew! The winner: Lori Allen, The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics

APLA’s revamped online presence!

Photo by Gullevek. As you might have noticed, our APLA website has a new design! Just to remind you, our new address is: http://politicalandlegalanthro.org. In response to suggestions and ideas from our membership, we are reorganizing our web content and news

APLA’s revamped online presence!

Photo by Gullevek. As you might have noticed, our APLA website has a new design! Just to remind you, our new address is: http://politicalandlegalanthro.org. In response to suggestions and ideas from our membership, we are reorganizing our web content and news

Happy Hour Salon: “Producing Political and Legal Knowledge Through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements” at the AAA Meetings

Save the date! Happy Hour Salon: “Producing Political and Legal Knowledge Through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements” When: Wednesday, December 3, 6-8 pm. Where:Busboys & Poets, 14th and V location, 2021 14th St NW How to get there: Metro: U Street/African American Civil

Happy Hour Salon: “Producing Political and Legal Knowledge Through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements” at the AAA Meetings

Save the date! Happy Hour Salon: “Producing Political and Legal Knowledge Through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements” When: Wednesday, December 3, 6-8 pm. Where:Busboys & Poets, 14th and V location, 2021 14th St NW How to get there: Metro: U Street/African American Civil

APLA at that AAA Meetings, Washington D.C. 2014

 Photo by Will Marlow Final preparations for the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC have begun! As usual, APLA is sponsoring a wide range of scholarly sessions, events and workshops, including workshops for graduate students and a salon and

APLA at that AAA Meetings, Washington D.C. 2014

 Photo by Will Marlow Final preparations for the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC have begun! As usual, APLA is sponsoring a wide range of scholarly sessions, events and workshops, including workshops for graduate students and a salon and

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Graduate Students: these workshops during the AAAs are for you!

APLA Graduate Student Workshops at AAA 2014   Call for participants… 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 convene

Get Political

Graduate Students: these workshops during the AAAs are for you!

APLA Graduate Student Workshops at AAA 2014   Call for participants… 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 convene

Human Rights Come Home?

Interested in how global oversight bodies shape the substance of human rights imaginaries? Source: UNOHCHR By Joshua Clark. A coalition of international NGOs recently began webcasting meetings of UN human rights treaty bodies in an initiative that aims to broaden public

Human Rights Come Home?

Interested in how global oversight bodies shape the substance of human rights imaginaries? Source: UNOHCHR By Joshua Clark. A coalition of international NGOs recently began webcasting meetings of UN human rights treaty bodies in an initiative that aims to broaden public

Position Announcement: University of Washington

Follow this link for more information about this open position in the Law, Societies and Justice Program at the University of Washington.

Position Announcement: University of Washington

Follow this link for more information about this open position in the Law, Societies and Justice Program at the University of Washington.

HIV/AIDS, policing sex work and public health in India: an interview with Simanti Dasgupta

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is featuring interviews with our members who participated in Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Minneapolis this year. APLA  begins this series of interviews with a conversation between Aries de la Cruz

HIV/AIDS, policing sex work and public health in India: an interview with Simanti Dasgupta

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is featuring interviews with our members who participated in Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Minneapolis this year. APLA  begins this series of interviews with a conversation between Aries de la Cruz

New LSA Ethnography, Law & Society Collaborative Network

At the recent LSA meetings in Minnesota, a group of ethnographically-oriented researchers (including graduate students, post-docs, and faculty) came together for the first meeting of the newly created Ethnography and Law Collaborative Research Network (CRN), under the Law and Society

New LSA Ethnography, Law & Society Collaborative Network

At the recent LSA meetings in Minnesota, a group of ethnographically-oriented researchers (including graduate students, post-docs, and faculty) came together for the first meeting of the newly created Ethnography and Law Collaborative Research Network (CRN), under the Law and Society

Graduate Student Paper Prize!

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition Deadline: August 1, 2014 The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D. and J.D.) to send stand-alone papers centering on

Graduate Student Paper Prize!

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition Deadline: August 1, 2014 The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D. and J.D.) to send stand-alone papers centering on

Meet the new APLA Board Members!

APLA election outcomes are out! Catherine Besteman (Colby College) is now our President-Elect, Roberto Gonzales (San Jose State University) will serve as Senior Board Member and Karin Friederic (Wake Forest University) as Junior Board Member. Their appointments will begin officially

Meet the new APLA Board Members!

APLA election outcomes are out! Catherine Besteman (Colby College) is now our President-Elect, Roberto Gonzales (San Jose State University) will serve as Senior Board Member and Karin Friederic (Wake Forest University) as Junior Board Member. Their appointments will begin officially

APLA at LSA Meetings ’14: Law and Inequalities – Global and Local

APLA members are launching a new Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on Ethnography, Law and Society through the Law and Society Association. Join the first meeting of the CRN Thursday May 29th at 3.30 pm, Boardroom 3 of the conference hotel.

APLA at LSA Meetings ’14: Law and Inequalities – Global and Local

APLA members are launching a new Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on Ethnography, Law and Society through the Law and Society Association. Join the first meeting of the CRN Thursday May 29th at 3.30 pm, Boardroom 3 of the conference hotel.

The future of Political and Legal Anthropology

Graduate student representative Josh Clark’s daughter already a member of APLA’s community!

The future of Political and Legal Anthropology

Graduate student representative Josh Clark’s daughter already a member of APLA’s community!