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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…

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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…

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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, 12:15-1:30…

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, 12:15-1:30…

APLA Announces Graduate Student Paper Prize 2017

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 for the 1017 paper prize…

APLA Announces Graduate Student Paper Prize 2017

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 for the 1017 paper prize…

“Post-Truth” and the Social Sciences

By Felix Stein. The term “post-truth” has been difficult to avoid in Anglophone media outlets recently. In the US, mostly liberal political commentators are currently calling much of the rhetoric of far-right politicians and their news sources “post-truth,”…

“Post-Truth” and the Social Sciences

By Felix Stein. The term “post-truth” has been difficult to avoid in Anglophone media outlets recently. In the US, mostly liberal political commentators are currently calling much of the rhetoric of far-right politicians and their news sources “post-truth,”…

2017 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2017 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…

2017 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2017 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…

APLA Book Prize Winner

Winner: Catherine Fennell. (2015). Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago, University of Minnesota Press. This book is a careful, creative and rigorous study of public housing regeneration in Chicago. The book is a fascinating work that braids together…

APLA Book Prize Winner

Winner: Catherine Fennell. (2015). Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago, University of Minnesota Press. This book is a careful, creative and rigorous study of public housing regeneration in Chicago. The book is a fascinating work that braids together…

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize

The APLA Student Paper Prize Committee (Karin Friederic, Mindie Lazarus-Black, and Roberto Gonzalez) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 award. We received 46 submissions this year, the largest number to date…

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize

The APLA Student Paper Prize Committee (Karin Friederic, Mindie Lazarus-Black, and Roberto Gonzalez) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 award. We received 46 submissions this year, the largest number to date…

Early Career Mentoring Events at AAA 2016: Turning Heads and Making News

Each year, APLA’s Early Career Mentoring Committee plans a series of events that focus on the particular interests and needs of scholars in the early stages of their careers…

Early Career Mentoring Events at AAA 2016: Turning Heads and Making News

Each year, APLA’s Early Career Mentoring Committee plans a series of events that focus on the particular interests and needs of scholars in the early stages of their careers…

APLA at AAA 2016: Racism, BLM, and Immigrant Rights

In 2016, global politics brought race and immigration to the forefront of debates. Humanitarian crises and elections highlighted conflicts about race, place, and belonging…

APLA at AAA 2016: Racism, BLM, and Immigrant Rights

In 2016, global politics brought race and immigration to the forefront of debates. Humanitarian crises and elections highlighted conflicts about race, place, and belonging…

APLA at AAA 2016: Early Career Mentoring

At the 2016 AAA meetings, APLA will be offering two Early Career mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees.The first event, titled “Writing for the Media,” asks how we can contribute to public…

APLA at AAA 2016: Early Career Mentoring

At the 2016 AAA meetings, APLA will be offering two Early Career mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees.The first event, titled “Writing for the Media,” asks how we can contribute to public…