Category Archives: People

#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…

Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education

“By The People” Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education Photo by Sara   CALL FOR PROPOSALS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Arizona State University December 3-5, 2015 Arizona State University is proud to announce that it will be hosting a conference on participatory

Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education

“By The People” Participatory democracy, civic engagement and citizenship education Photo by Sara   CALL FOR PROPOSALS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Arizona State University December 3-5, 2015 Arizona State University is proud to announce that it will be hosting a conference on participatory

I took my students to prison, by Ieva Jusionyte

This semester I took students in my Law and Order in the Americas seminar on a tour to the Florida State Prison in Raiford. FSP is one of the largest prisons in the state and it houses inmates in close

I took my students to prison, by Ieva Jusionyte

This semester I took students in my Law and Order in the Americas seminar on a tour to the Florida State Prison in Raiford. FSP is one of the largest prisons in the state and it houses inmates in close

Winner and finalists for APLA’s Graduate Student Paper Prize!

The 2014 APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize committee was Gabrielle Hosein, Mark Schuller, and Chika Watanabe. This year we added a mentoring component, with five finalists. We received a very high number of quality submissions. At 28, it’s much higher

Winner and finalists for APLA’s Graduate Student Paper Prize!

The 2014 APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize committee was Gabrielle Hosein, Mark Schuller, and Chika Watanabe. This year we added a mentoring component, with five finalists. We received a very high number of quality submissions. At 28, it’s much higher

New Syllabus in Teaching Resources!

Ieva Jusionyte has shared the syllabus for her Law and Order in Latin America class! Check it out here, along with the library of syllabi APLA members and contributors have made available for you.

New Syllabus in Teaching Resources!

Ieva Jusionyte has shared the syllabus for her Law and Order in Latin America class! Check it out here, along with the library of syllabi APLA members and contributors have made available for you.

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

HIV/AIDS, policing sex work and public health in India: an interview with Simanti Dasgupta

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is featuring interviews with our members who participated in Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Minneapolis this year. APLA  begins this series of interviews with a conversation between Aries de la Cruz

HIV/AIDS, policing sex work and public health in India: an interview with Simanti Dasgupta

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is featuring interviews with our members who participated in Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Minneapolis this year. APLA  begins this series of interviews with a conversation between Aries de la Cruz