The 2022 APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology was awarded to James H. Smith for “The Eyes of the World: Mining the Digital Age in the Eastern DR Congo.” Congratulations!
Indeterminacy: A co-hosted spring conference
Registrations and submissions are now open! This year’s spring conference is committed to exploring the nature and dangers of indeterminacy. The time has come for indeterminacy to be interrogated, not least for the ways it prevents a rush to judgment, enables prurient behavior, and creates blind spots towards injustice. Yet if anthropology is to avoid retreating to a high moralizing stance…
The Public Anthropologist Award 2022: Catherine Besteman!
APLA would like to congratulate…
The 2022 APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology
The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2022 APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology competition…
What Do You Mean by Abolition?
Abolition is increasingly being used in popular and public discourse to describe contemporary social and racial justice movements in various global contexts, for example, appearing in debates in the United States around calls to defund the police and consider the necessity of prisons. Despite the increased…
APLA’s Statement on Academic Freedom in Turkey
APLA stands in solidarity with Boğaziçi University students, faculty and staff who have been protesting the anti-democratic and illegitimate…
Now Open: APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology
The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2021 APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology competition.
Recruiting: APLA Junior-Senior Mentoring
We are now recruiting mentors and mentees for the APLA Junior-Senior Mentor Program!
APLA 2020 Book Prize!
The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased award the 2020 APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology…
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology for Anthropology News By Livia Garofalo, Elisa Lanari, and Martina Cavicchioli – September 10, … More
Call for Nominations: Editor(s) of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)
The APLA Board of Directors seeks nominations for the next editor(s) of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR). We aim to announce the appointment by February 2021. The new editors…
Volunteering for Political Campaigns Is Impacting Democracy, but Not in the Ways You Might Expect
Association for Political and Legal Anthropology for Anthropology News Melissa Maceyko – May 28, 2020 As the 2020 presidential campaign … More
Canceled: APLA/AES Spring Conference
Over the past few days, we have been closely following the potential impact of the global COVID-19 outbreak on Borders/Bridges, the AES/APLA joint spring conference in Austin, Texas. Several…
Now Open: 2020 APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology
Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we have changed the name of the APLA book prize to the “APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology.” APLA is pleased to…
Borders/Bridges Preliminary Program!
We are pleased to announce that the preliminary conference program for the AES/APLA Spring 2020 Conference is now available HERE. Please note that the schedule is subject to to change….
Considering an Anthropology of the Far Right
Chandra L. Middleton interviewed anthropologist Nitzan Shoshan, professor in the Center for Sociological Studies at the Colegio de México, about his award-winning book, The Management of Hate. Below is our interview, edited for space and clarity.