Category Archives: Anthropology News

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 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…

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?…

NGO-graphies 2015

On November 17th and 18th, the Interest Group on NGOs and Nonprofits of the American Anthropological Association held its second biennial conference, entitled “NGO-graphies.” Over 100 people from a dozen countries braved the snowy weather—and the flight delays …

NGO-graphies 2015

On November 17th and 18th, the Interest Group on NGOs and Nonprofits of the American Anthropological Association held its second biennial conference, entitled “NGO-graphies.” Over 100 people from a dozen countries braved the snowy weather—and the flight delays …

Law, Politics, and Cannabis Legalization: The Road Ahead in 2016

APLA members learned firsthand about the political, legal, and policy dimensions of legalized marijuana at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver.

Law, Politics, and Cannabis Legalization: The Road Ahead in 2016

APLA members learned firsthand about the political, legal, and policy dimensions of legalized marijuana at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver.

Cultivating Knowledge About Cannabis Legalization

Anthropology News is featuring a piece about APLA’s Cannabis Cultures tour and forum at the AAA annual meeting in Denver. The event was a success, allowing APLA members to…

Cultivating Knowledge About Cannabis Legalization

Anthropology News is featuring a piece about APLA’s Cannabis Cultures tour and forum at the AAA annual meeting in Denver. The event was a success, allowing APLA members to…

Creativity, Recognition, and Indigenous Heritage

What happens when people decide to claim ownership over ritual dances? What is the effect of declaring such expressions as heritage? Who should control collective knowledge…

Creativity, Recognition, and Indigenous Heritage

What happens when people decide to claim ownership over ritual dances? What is the effect of declaring such expressions as heritage? Who should control collective knowledge…

Disavowing the Law and Engaging Politics in Rural China

By Andrea E. Pia – PhD Candidate, LSE This month, APLA is proud to present a column by the winner of the 2014 Graduate Student Paper Prize, Andrea E. Pia, a Ph.D. candidate at the London School of Economics. Look

Disavowing the Law and Engaging Politics in Rural China

By Andrea E. Pia – PhD Candidate, LSE This month, APLA is proud to present a column by the winner of the 2014 Graduate Student Paper Prize, Andrea E. Pia, a Ph.D. candidate at the London School of Economics. Look

Producing Political and Legal Knowledge through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements

By Jennifer Curtis APLA hosted its inaugural salon, Producing Political and Legal Knowledge through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements, on December 3, 2014 during the AAA annual meetings in Washington, DC. The event was held at the community-based café and event space, Busboys

Producing Political and Legal Knowledge through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements

By Jennifer Curtis APLA hosted its inaugural salon, Producing Political and Legal Knowledge through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements, on December 3, 2014 during the AAA annual meetings in Washington, DC. The event was held at the community-based café and event space, Busboys

Identity and Incorporation in Citizens United and Hobby Lobby

By Leo Coleman, Ohio State University Photo by American Life League Citizens United and Hobby Lobby have been two of the most controversial decisions of the Supreme Court in recent years. Despite differences, they both raised the question of whether,

Identity and Incorporation in Citizens United and Hobby Lobby

By Leo Coleman, Ohio State University Photo by American Life League Citizens United and Hobby Lobby have been two of the most controversial decisions of the Supreme Court in recent years. Despite differences, they both raised the question of whether,

APLA at that AAA Meetings, Washington D.C. 2014

 Photo by Will Marlow Final preparations for the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC have begun! As usual, APLA is sponsoring a wide range of scholarly sessions, events and workshops, including workshops for graduate students and a salon and

APLA at that AAA Meetings, Washington D.C. 2014

 Photo by Will Marlow Final preparations for the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC have begun! As usual, APLA is sponsoring a wide range of scholarly sessions, events and workshops, including workshops for graduate students and a salon and

Human Rights Come Home?

Interested in how global oversight bodies shape the substance of human rights imaginaries? Source: UNOHCHR By Joshua Clark. A coalition of international NGOs recently began webcasting meetings of UN human rights treaty bodies in an initiative that aims to broaden public

Human Rights Come Home?

Interested in how global oversight bodies shape the substance of human rights imaginaries? Source: UNOHCHR By Joshua Clark. A coalition of international NGOs recently began webcasting meetings of UN human rights treaty bodies in an initiative that aims to broaden public

Political Anthropology in Public: Thick Description in 1500 words or less

Natasha Zaretzky’s contribution to the APLA Anthropology News column is out, check it here! Natasha Zaretsky, left, with a research participant in 2003. This photo was taken in Plaza Lavalle, Buenos Aires, where the social movement Memoria Activa held weekly

Political Anthropology in Public: Thick Description in 1500 words or less

Natasha Zaretzky’s contribution to the APLA Anthropology News column is out, check it here! Natasha Zaretsky, left, with a research participant in 2003. This photo was taken in Plaza Lavalle, Buenos Aires, where the social movement Memoria Activa held weekly