Category Archives: News

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…

APLA 2017 Paper Prize Winner: Lindsey Feldman

This year’s APLA paper prize winner is Lindsey Feldman, a graduate student at the University of Arizona, for “Selfhood in Flames: Social Categorization and Identity in Arizona’s Prison Wildfire Program.” Lindsey’s paper about prisoners…

APLA 2017 Paper Prize Winner: Lindsey Feldman

This year’s APLA paper prize winner is Lindsey Feldman, a graduate student at the University of Arizona, for “Selfhood in Flames: Social Categorization and Identity in Arizona’s Prison Wildfire Program.” Lindsey’s paper about prisoners…

APLA 2017 Book Prize Winner: Karina Biondi

This year’s APLA Book Prize goes to Karina Biondi for Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil. This book was edited and translated by John F. Collins and was published by the University of North Carolina Press. Sharing This Walk is a gripping exploration of the PCC…

APLA 2017 Book Prize Winner: Karina Biondi

This year’s APLA Book Prize goes to Karina Biondi for Sharing This Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil. This book was edited and translated by John F. Collins and was published by the University of North Carolina Press. Sharing This Walk is a gripping exploration of the PCC…

APLA at AAA 2017: Launching a Career in Academia and Beyond

Friday, December 1st
9-10.15am (updated time)
Marriott Madison A

Featuring Kristen Cheney, Ilana Gershon, and Colin Hoag.

Join us for an informal discussion on networking, publications, interviews, cover letters, work/life balance, and more!

APLA at AAA 2017: Launching a Career in Academia and Beyond

Friday, December 1st
9-10.15am (updated time)
Marriott Madison A

Featuring Kristen Cheney, Ilana Gershon, and Colin Hoag.

Join us for an informal discussion on networking, publications, interviews, cover letters, work/life balance, and more!

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…