Refuge, Recognition, and Resistance

By Jennifer Curtis. In the past few weeks, my mother has taken to texting me on Fridays: “The time is now a quarter to Shabbat. Brace yourself.” Her semi-joking message references the “Shabbat theory” of the Trump administration, which holds that its most shocking actions…

Refuge, Recognition, and Resistance

By Jennifer Curtis. In the past few weeks, my mother has taken to texting me on Fridays: “The time is now a quarter to Shabbat. Brace yourself.” Her semi-joking message references the “Shabbat theory” of the Trump administration, which holds that its most shocking actions…

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…

The Narcissist and the Nationalist

By John Torpey. Scarcely one week into his presidency, Donald J. Trump issued an executive order barring from the United States all refugees for 120 days, all Syrian refugees until further notice, and all passport-holders from seven Muslim-majority countries…

The Narcissist and the Nationalist

By John Torpey. Scarcely one week into his presidency, Donald J. Trump issued an executive order barring from the United States all refugees for 120 days, all Syrian refugees until further notice, and all passport-holders from seven Muslim-majority countries…

Cruel, But Not Unusual

By Tobias Kelly. Seen from this side of the Atlantic, Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration and refugees certainly seem cruel, but not that unusual. The center ground of European politics has long treated immigration as a problem to be solved, rather than an opportunity to embrace…

Cruel, But Not Unusual

By Tobias Kelly. Seen from this side of the Atlantic, Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration and refugees certainly seem cruel, but not that unusual. The center ground of European politics has long treated immigration as a problem to be solved, rather than an opportunity to embrace…

Doing Bad By Stealth?

By Anthony Good. While the Trump administration’s arbitrary curbs on would-be refugees are provoking demonstrations worldwide, it is ironic to reflect that many of the demonstrators live in countries where the immigration rules are just as restrictive, though less overtly discriminatory…

Doing Bad By Stealth?

By Anthony Good. While the Trump administration’s arbitrary curbs on would-be refugees are provoking demonstrations worldwide, it is ironic to reflect that many of the demonstrators live in countries where the immigration rules are just as restrictive, though less overtly discriminatory…

On Trump’s Executive Order

By Nicole Constable. As a naturalized U.S. citizen and as a scholar of migration, I consider Donald Trump’s executive order that indefinitely bars Syrian refugees, suspends refugee admission for 120 days, restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, and rescinds visas…

On Trump’s Executive Order

By Nicole Constable. As a naturalized U.S. citizen and as a scholar of migration, I consider Donald Trump’s executive order that indefinitely bars Syrian refugees, suspends refugee admission for 120 days, restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, and rescinds visas…

Speaking Justice to Power: APLA / PoLAR Respond to the Trump Executive Order on Immigration

By Heath Cabot. PoLAR and APLA are pleased to publish a series by scholars responding to the U.S. executive order on immigration…

Speaking Justice to Power: APLA / PoLAR Respond to the Trump Executive Order on Immigration

By Heath Cabot. PoLAR and APLA are pleased to publish a series by scholars responding to the U.S. executive order on immigration…

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…

Call for Nominations: Editor(s) of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board of Directors seeks nominations for the next editor(s) of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review…

Call for Nominations: Editor(s) of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board of Directors seeks nominations for the next editor(s) of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review…

APLA Graduate Student Workshops

The AAA meetings in Minneapolis this year coincided with the days shortly after the devastating results of the United States election. Although distressing, the results were part of longer histories and intensification of unresolved…

APLA Graduate Student Workshops

The AAA meetings in Minneapolis this year coincided with the days shortly after the devastating results of the United States election. Although distressing, the results were part of longer histories and intensification of unresolved…

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…

Early Career Mentoring Events at AAA 2016: Turning Heads and Making News

Each year, APLA’s Early Career Mentoring Committee plans a series of events that focus on the particular interests and needs of scholars in the early stages of their careers…

Early Career Mentoring Events at AAA 2016: Turning Heads and Making News

Each year, APLA’s Early Career Mentoring Committee plans a series of events that focus on the particular interests and needs of scholars in the early stages of their careers…

New PoLAR Emergent Conversation: The Nastiest Candidate Won. Now What?

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fifth emergent conversation reflects on the recent U.S. presidential election, presenting a variety of perspectives…

New PoLAR Emergent Conversation: The Nastiest Candidate Won. Now What?

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review’s fifth emergent conversation reflects on the recent U.S. presidential election, presenting a variety of perspectives…

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…

APLA at AAA 2016: Post-Genomic Constitutions

We live in a world where human health is increasingly rendered knowable through technologies of molecularization. These technologies raise important questions about the intersection of law and science…

APLA at AAA 2016: Post-Genomic Constitutions

We live in a world where human health is increasingly rendered knowable through technologies of molecularization. These technologies raise important questions about the intersection of law and science…