Category Archives: People

APLA at AAA: Early Career Mentoring Workshops

At the 2017 AAA meeting, APLA will be offering two Early Career Mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees. From Paper to Publication: Writing Anthropological Articles for Flagship Journals Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:15-1:30 PM

APLA at AAA: Early Career Mentoring Workshops

At the 2017 AAA meeting, APLA will be offering two Early Career Mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees. From Paper to Publication: Writing Anthropological Articles for Flagship Journals Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:15-1:30 PM

“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,”…

APLA at AAA 2016: Human Rights Vernacularizations

Sally Merry’s work on vernacularization and translation has recast anthropological analysis of human rights, helping anthropology move beyond universalism-relativism debates and opening new terrain…

APLA at AAA 2016: Human Rights Vernacularizations

Sally Merry’s work on vernacularization and translation has recast anthropological analysis of human rights, helping anthropology move beyond universalism-relativism debates and opening new terrain…

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…

#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…

#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…

Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan

PoLAR co-editor Heath Cabot interviews Julie Billaud about her monograph, Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan, and the issues it raises for political anthropology. The book is an ethnographic exploration of gender politics, humanitarianism and legal reform in “postwar reconstruction” Afghanistan.

Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan

PoLAR co-editor Heath Cabot interviews Julie Billaud about her monograph, Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan, and the issues it raises for political anthropology. The book is an ethnographic exploration of gender politics, humanitarianism and legal reform in “postwar reconstruction” Afghanistan.

Making Refuge: New Book by Catherine Besteman

Catherine Besteman is Francis F. and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology at Colby College. Her latest book is Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine…

Making Refuge: New Book by Catherine Besteman

Catherine Besteman is Francis F. and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology at Colby College. Her latest book is Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine…

APLA Business Meeting: Catherine Besteman and More!

We will welcome incoming officers, including new President Catherine Besteman of Colby College…

APLA Business Meeting: Catherine Besteman and More!

We will welcome incoming officers, including new President Catherine Besteman of Colby College…