Author Archives: Jennifer Curtis

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.

APLA 2017 Paper Prize Winner: Lindsey Feldman

This year’s APLA paper prize winner is Lindsey Feldman, a graduate student at the University of Arizona, for “Selfhood in Flames: Social Categorization and Identity in Arizona’s Prison Wildfire Program.” Lindsey’s paper about prisoners working as firefighters

APLA 2017 Paper Prize Winner: Lindsey Feldman

This year’s APLA paper prize winner is Lindsey Feldman, a graduate student at the University of Arizona, for “Selfhood in Flames: Social Categorization and Identity in Arizona’s Prison Wildfire Program.” Lindsey’s paper about prisoners working as firefighters

APLA 2017 Book Prize Winner: Karina Biondi

This year’s APLA Book Prize goes to Karina Biondi for Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil. This book was edited and translated by John F. Collins and was published by the University of North Carolina Press. Sharing This Walk is a gripping exploration of the PCC…

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APLA 2017 Book Prize Winner: Karina Biondi

This year’s APLA Book Prize goes to Karina Biondi for Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil. This book was edited and translated by John F. Collins and was published by the University of North Carolina Press. Sharing This Walk is a gripping exploration of the PCC…

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APLA at AAA 2017: Launching a Career in Academia and Beyond

Friday, December 1st
9-10.15am (updated time)
Marriott Madison A

Featuring Kristen Cheney, Ilana Gershon, and Colin Hoag.

Join us for an informal discussion on networking, publications, interviews, cover letters, work/life balance, and more!

APLA at AAA 2017: Launching a Career in Academia and Beyond

Friday, December 1st
9-10.15am (updated time)
Marriott Madison A

Featuring Kristen Cheney, Ilana Gershon, and Colin Hoag.

Join us for an informal discussion on networking, publications, interviews, cover letters, work/life balance, and more!

APLA at AAA 2017: Beyond Snowden

The Anthropology of Whistleblowing. Friday, December 1, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Omni/Governors Room.
Whistleblowing, exposing confidential, secret or illegal practices in firms, organizations and public authorities…

APLA at AAA 2017: Beyond Snowden

The Anthropology of Whistleblowing. Friday, December 1, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Omni/Governors Room.
Whistleblowing, exposing confidential, secret or illegal practices in firms, organizations and public authorities…

APLA at AAA 2017: Unfinished

The Anthropology of Becoming. Friday, December 1, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: Marriott, Washington Room 3

This session explores the plasticity and unfinishedness of human subjects and lifeworlds, advancing the conceptual terrain of an anthropology of becoming…

APLA at AAA 2017: Unfinished

The Anthropology of Becoming. Friday, December 1, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM. Location: Marriott, Washington Room 3

This session explores the plasticity and unfinishedness of human subjects and lifeworlds, advancing the conceptual terrain of an anthropology of becoming…

APLA at AAA 2017: PoLAR’s First 25 Years

APLA President Catherine Besteman, PoLAR editors William Garriott and Heath Cabot, and the APLA board invite you to celebrate 25 years of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. Join us for a champagne toast at the 2017 APLA Business Meeting on December 2, 2017, 12.15-1.30pm…

APLA at AAA 2017: PoLAR’s First 25 Years

APLA President Catherine Besteman, PoLAR editors William Garriott and Heath Cabot, and the APLA board invite you to celebrate 25 years of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. Join us for a champagne toast at the 2017 APLA Business Meeting on December 2, 2017, 12.15-1.30pm…

APLA at AAA 2017: Futures in Crisis

Thursday, November 30, 2017,
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM. Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall South.
How are global processes negotiated through local articulations about children? What types of futures are imagined, contested, and resisted through discussions about children’s rights…

APLA at AAA 2017: Futures in Crisis

Thursday, November 30, 2017,
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM. Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall South.
How are global processes negotiated through local articulations about children? What types of futures are imagined, contested, and resisted through discussions about children’s rights…

APLA at AAA 2017: Intersections of Truth and Violence

Thursday, November 30, 4:15-6:00 PM. Location: Marriott, Taylor.
Truth has emerged as an important space of accounting for past violence. In the wake of state terror, torture, disappearances, and genocide, communities have turned to truth as a grassroots…

APLA at AAA 2017: Intersections of Truth and Violence

Thursday, November 30, 4:15-6:00 PM. Location: Marriott, Taylor.
Truth has emerged as an important space of accounting for past violence. In the wake of state terror, torture, disappearances, and genocide, communities have turned to truth as a grassroots…

APLA at AAA 2017: Speaking Justice to Power

APLA and PoLAR are pleased to announce our special event at the 116th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association! Join us at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Thursday, November 30th for drinks, appetizers, discussion, and a roundtable…

APLA at AAA 2017: Speaking Justice to Power

APLA and PoLAR are pleased to announce our special event at the 116th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association! Join us at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Thursday, November 30th for drinks, appetizers, discussion, and a roundtable…

APLA at AAA 2017: Graduate Student Workshops

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 around thematic conceptual, theoretical…

APLA at AAA 2017: Graduate Student Workshops

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 around thematic conceptual, theoretical…

APLA at AAA 2017: Early Career Mentoring Workshops

At the 2017 AAA meeting, APLA will be offering two Early Career Mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees.

From Paper to Publication:
Writing Anthropological Articles for Flagship Journals.
Thursday, November 30, 2017…

APLA at AAA 2017: Early Career Mentoring Workshops

At the 2017 AAA meeting, APLA will be offering two Early Career Mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees.

From Paper to Publication:
Writing Anthropological Articles for Flagship Journals.
Thursday, November 30, 2017…

Is it Over? On the Melancholy of Lost Hope

By Oguz Alyanak and Funda Ustek-Spilda. “Our people made a choice and approved the constitutional changes. The debate is over. So are days of post-election uncertainty. It is time to move on,” argued the Turkish President Erdoğan in his post-Referendum address…

Is it Over? On the Melancholy of Lost Hope

By Oguz Alyanak and Funda Ustek-Spilda. “Our people made a choice and approved the constitutional changes. The debate is over. So are days of post-election uncertainty. It is time to move on,” argued the Turkish President Erdoğan in his post-Referendum address…

Colonial Envy and the Success of the Kurdish Political Struggle

By Deniz Yonucu. It has been three weeks since Turkey’s controversial referendum and the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the founding party of Turkey and the second biggest party in Parliament, has already started discussing potential candidates for a “no” block…

Colonial Envy and the Success of the Kurdish Political Struggle

By Deniz Yonucu. It has been three weeks since Turkey’s controversial referendum and the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the founding party of Turkey and the second biggest party in Parliament, has already started discussing potential candidates for a “no” block…

Hope and the Turkish Political Imagination

By William Garriott. The essays in this final installment on the Turkish referendum address the question: what now? Both essays eschew a narrow focus on the referendum’s immediate implications in favor of a broader consideration of time, emotion, and the political imagination Deniz Yonucu emphasizes …

Hope and the Turkish Political Imagination

By William Garriott. The essays in this final installment on the Turkish referendum address the question: what now? Both essays eschew a narrow focus on the referendum’s immediate implications in favor of a broader consideration of time, emotion, and the political imagination Deniz Yonucu emphasizes …

The Complicity of Hope

By Ayşe Parla. It is by now common knowledge that the April 2017 referendum in Turkey to move from a parliamentary to a presidential system is likely to grant sweeping executive powers to the country’s president. What may have escaped the outside gaze, however, is the extent to which the landscape of dissent was steeped in hope…

The Complicity of Hope

By Ayşe Parla. It is by now common knowledge that the April 2017 referendum in Turkey to move from a parliamentary to a presidential system is likely to grant sweeping executive powers to the country’s president. What may have escaped the outside gaze, however, is the extent to which the landscape of dissent was steeped in hope…

Erdoğan is (Partially) Right

By Elektra Kostopoulou. More than ten days after the contentious constitutional Turkish referendum of April 16th, developments in Turkey seem to confirm that the country is moving from bad to worse: human rights abuses, violent censorship, massive retaliations against any form of opposition…

Erdoğan is (Partially) Right

By Elektra Kostopoulou. More than ten days after the contentious constitutional Turkish referendum of April 16th, developments in Turkey seem to confirm that the country is moving from bad to worse: human rights abuses, violent censorship, massive retaliations against any form of opposition…