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APLA Book Prize Winners!

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Book Prize! After months of work, the APLA Book Prize committee has selected two books…

APLA Book Prize Winners!

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Book Prize! After months of work, the APLA Book Prize committee has selected two books…

Borders & Bridges: An AES/APLA Spring 2020 Conference!

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to announce that it will work in collaboration with the American Ethnological Society to co-host a spring conference…

Borders & Bridges: An AES/APLA Spring 2020 Conference!

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to announce that it will work in collaboration with the American Ethnological Society to co-host a spring conference…

SALSA Open Letter on Brazilian Fires

As an international society of anthropologists who work with indigenous and traditional peoples in Amazonia, we join our voices to those in Brazil and throughout the world who are outraged…

SALSA Open Letter on Brazilian Fires

As an international society of anthropologists who work with indigenous and traditional peoples in Amazonia, we join our voices to those in Brazil and throughout the world who are outraged…

Graduate Student Workshops at AAAs

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…

Graduate Student Workshops at AAAs

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…

APLA Supports Turkish Scholars

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology unequivocally condemns the sentencing in Turkey of Professor Ayşe Gül Altınay to 25 months in prison for having signed…

APLA Supports Turkish Scholars

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology unequivocally condemns the sentencing in Turkey of Professor Ayşe Gül Altınay to 25 months in prison for having signed…

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…

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…

2019 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic…

2019 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic…

New PoLAR Editors and Editorial Board

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to welcome the new co-editors of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), Jessica Greenberg and Jessica Winegar.

New PoLAR Editors and Editorial Board

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to welcome the new co-editors of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), Jessica Greenberg and Jessica Winegar.

New Issue of PoLAR: Volume 41, Issue 2

The latest issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review marks the end of Heath Cabot and William Garriott’s tenure as the editors of PoLAR. In their introduction, “In Good Faith …

New Issue of PoLAR: Volume 41, Issue 2

The latest issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review marks the end of Heath Cabot and William Garriott’s tenure as the editors of PoLAR. In their introduction, “In Good Faith …

Book and Paper Prize Winners!

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Book Prize and Graduate Student Paper Prize competitions. Join us at the AAAs to celebrate the authors and hear…

Book and Paper Prize Winners!

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Book Prize and Graduate Student Paper Prize competitions. Join us at the AAAs to celebrate the authors and hear…

Call for PoLAR Digital Editorial Fellows

In 2012, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review launched the Digital Editorial Fellows (def) Program for graduate students interested in enhancing their knowledge and experience in scholarly electronic communication and publishing…

Call for PoLAR Digital Editorial Fellows

In 2012, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review launched the Digital Editorial Fellows (def) Program for graduate students interested in enhancing their knowledge and experience in scholarly electronic communication and publishing…

The Politics of Taxes

The main purpose of taxation sort of writ large across space and time is to raise government revenue. In the United States today, taxation has also become the vehicle of choice for implementing any other kind of policy, whether it’s social, cultural, or economic policy. If you consider the United States…

The Politics of Taxes

The main purpose of taxation sort of writ large across space and time is to raise government revenue. In the United States today, taxation has also become the vehicle of choice for implementing any other kind of policy, whether it’s social, cultural, or economic policy. If you consider the United States…

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2018

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. These papers should be…

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2018

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. These papers should be…

2018 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The 2018 APLA book prize will be awarded at the…

2018 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2018 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The 2018 APLA book prize will be awarded at the…

Speaking Justice to Power

APLA hosted its 2017 salon, “Speaking Justice to Power: Anthropology Responds to the New World Disorder,” on November 30, 2017, during the AAA annual meeting in Washington, DC. The packed event was held at the community-based café and event space…

Speaking Justice to Power

APLA hosted its 2017 salon, “Speaking Justice to Power: Anthropology Responds to the New World Disorder,” on November 30, 2017, during the AAA annual meeting in Washington, DC. The packed event was held at the community-based café and event space…

Twenty-Five Years of PoLAR

At APLA’s 2017 business meeting, officers, members, and the PoLAR team celebrated the journal’s twenty-fifth anniversary with a champagne toast. In addition to announcing annual book and paper prize winners and introducing new officers, APLA took time to reflect on…

Twenty-Five Years of PoLAR

At APLA’s 2017 business meeting, officers, members, and the PoLAR team celebrated the journal’s twenty-fifth anniversary with a champagne toast. In addition to announcing annual book and paper prize winners and introducing new officers, APLA took time to reflect on…