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…

Anthropology, Brexit and Xenophobia in Europe

By Felix Stein. The decision of people in Britain to leave the European Union has come as a surprise, even a shock to most of my friends and colleagues who work in academia here in England…

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 Book Prize 2016 Call for Nominations

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2016 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic …

2015 APLA Book Prize Winners

We are pleased to announce the winner and honorable mentions in the 2015 APLA Book Prize award! The APLA Book Prize Committee described Leviathans at the Gold Mine as a powerful ethnographic and theoretical exploration…

Graduate Student Paper Prize!

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition Deadline: August 1, 2014 The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board invites … More

New APLA Book Prize!

In 2014 APLA is launching its new Book Prize to recognize the innovative, cutting edge and thought provoking work that … More