Category Archives: Announcements

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…

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…

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…

#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…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: From Questions of Belonging to Questions of Excess

Law and society scholarship illuminates how law can inform and react to social change that takes shape through social movements and in everyday life…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: From Questions of Belonging to Questions of Excess

Law and society scholarship illuminates how law can inform and react to social change that takes shape through social movements and in everyday life…

#LSANOLA2016 Preview: Languages and Practices of Legality

The Ethnography Collaborative Research Network within the Law and Society Association is sponsoring several panels and events of interest to anthropologists. APLA is featuring a preview of the panels and papers…

#LSANOLA2016 Preview: Languages and Practices of Legality

The Ethnography Collaborative Research Network within the Law and Society Association is sponsoring several panels and events of interest to anthropologists. APLA is featuring a preview of the panels and papers…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part III

Papers in Part III, presented here, explore the subjective dimensions of law and politics in situations where the contours of legality are contested…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part III

Papers in Part III, presented here, explore the subjective dimensions of law and politics in situations where the contours of legality are contested…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part II

These three linked sessions present detailed ethnographic examinations of the legal governance of crime, punishment, risk and security…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part II

These three linked sessions present detailed ethnographic examinations of the legal governance of crime, punishment, risk and security…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part I

These three linked sessions present detailed ethnographic examinations of the legal governance of crime, punishment, risk and security…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Ethnographic Explorations of Illegalities, Penality, and Risk/Security Part I

These three linked sessions present detailed ethnographic examinations of the legal governance of crime, punishment, risk and security…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Following the Law

The Ethnography Collaborative Research Network within the Law and Society Association is sponsoring several panels and events of interest to anthropologists…

#LSANOLA16 Preview: Following the Law

The Ethnography Collaborative Research Network within the Law and Society Association is sponsoring several panels and events of interest to anthropologists…

New in PoLAR: Perspectives on AAA’s Israel Boycott Vote

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fourth emergent conversation features a variety of perspectives regarding the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) vote on a possible boycott of Israeli academic institutions. From April 15-May 30, AAA members have a chance to cast a vote on the proposed boycott

New in PoLAR: Perspectives on AAA’s Israel Boycott Vote

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fourth emergent conversation features a variety of perspectives regarding the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) vote on a possible boycott of Israeli academic institutions. From April 15-May 30, AAA members have a chance to cast a vote on the proposed boycott

APLA Announces 2016 Graduate Student Paper Prize

APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Student Paper Prize is open for submissions. The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program to send stand-alone papers centering on political and/or legal institutions and processes…

APLA Announces 2016 Graduate Student Paper Prize

APLA (Association for Political and Legal Anthropology) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Student Paper Prize is open for submissions. The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program to send stand-alone papers centering on political and/or legal institutions and processes…