Category Archives: News

“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…

Service and Community as a Graduate Student in APLA

By Joshua Clark I began working with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) in early 2012, when I was approached about serving as the section’s graduate…

Service and Community as a Graduate Student in APLA

By Joshua Clark I began working with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) in early 2012, when I was approached about serving as the section’s graduate…

APLA at AAA 2016: 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…

APLA at AAA 2016: 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…

APLA at AAA 2016 Preview

APLA has an exciting roster of events planned for the AAA meetings this year including 43 sessions, graduate student workshops, early career mentoring events and the annual APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize and APLA Book Prize…

APLA at AAA 2016 Preview

APLA has an exciting roster of events planned for the AAA meetings this year including 43 sessions, graduate student workshops, early career mentoring events and the annual APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize and APLA Book Prize…

“Lock Her Up!”: Corruption Discourse and Gendered Politics

By Emily Riley

During this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on multiple occasions delegates chanted “Lock her up!”…

“Lock Her Up!”: Corruption Discourse and Gendered Politics

By Emily Riley

During this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on multiple occasions delegates chanted “Lock her up!”…

Campus Policing: A New Arena of Ethnographic Inquiry

By Sophia Balakian What does an anthropological engagement with policing look like? What can ethnography contribute to urgent practical issues in contemporary policing?…

Campus Policing: A New Arena of Ethnographic Inquiry

By Sophia Balakian What does an anthropological engagement with policing look like? What can ethnography contribute to urgent practical issues in contemporary policing?…

#BREXIT, Trump, and Public Anthropology

In the days after the Brexit referendum, a friend in California confided that every morning he searched the internet for articles explaining why the Brexit outcome did not mean Donald Trump…

#BREXIT, Trump, and Public Anthropology

In the days after the Brexit referendum, a friend in California confided that every morning he searched the internet for articles explaining why the Brexit outcome did not mean Donald Trump…

Anthropology, Brexit and Xenophobia in Europe

By Felix Stein. The decision of people in Britain to leave the European Union has come as a surprise, even a shock to most of my friends and colleagues who work in academia here in England…

Anthropology, Brexit and Xenophobia in Europe

By Felix Stein. The decision of people in Britain to leave the European Union has come as a surprise, even a shock to most of my friends and colleagues who work in academia here in England…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies I

These panels bring together scholars in the emerging subfield of “critical police studies.” CPS scholars use qualitative methods and draw on a range of data sources to critically examine the dynamics of race and class in law enforcement…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies I

These panels bring together scholars in the emerging subfield of “critical police studies.” CPS scholars use qualitative methods and draw on a range of data sources to critically examine the dynamics of race and class in law enforcement…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies II

The widespread protests that followed the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland in 2015 capture the controversial nature of policing in racially marginalized communities…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Critical Police Studies II

The widespread protests that followed the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland in 2015 capture the controversial nature of policing in racially marginalized communities…