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 2020 Book Prize!

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased award the 2020 APLA Book Prize in Critical Anthropology…

Sounds Fishy?

Association for Political and Legal Anthropology for Anthropology News By Livia Garofalo, Elisa Lanari, and Martina Cavicchioli – September 10, … 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…

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….

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…

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…