APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2019

The APLA Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including M.A., Ph.D., J.D., LL.M., S.J.D. etc.) to send papers centering on the analysis…

The Historian’s Craft

Thoughts on Reading and Making History in the Wake of Tree of Life by Avigail Oren – I experienced the events and aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting as a historian just as much as I did as a Jew and a resident of Pittsburgh…

APLA Graduate Representatives

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is currently accepting applications for a third Graduate Representative to the section’s Board of Directors. The successful applicant will…

2019 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 APLA Book Prize competition. The association will recognize work that best exemplifies creativity and rigor in the ethnographic…

AAA/CASCA 2019 Annual Meeting CFPs

Abstracts for the AAA Annual Meeting must be submitted by 3 p.m. EST on April 10th. If you are looking for panelists for your session or looking for a panel for your paper, we want to help you connect with colleagues…

New PoLAR Editors and Editorial Board

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology is pleased to welcome the new co-editors of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), Jessica Greenberg and Jessica Winegar.

On the Politics of Reflection

On the afternoon of 30 October 2018 I left my office—late—to attend what had been described to me as a “rally” or a “protest” to coincide with President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh in connection…

Response to the Tree of Life Shootings

Since Columbine, Americans have grown unsettlingly accustomed to mass shootings. We know what to expect from politicians, the media, and gun-control and gun rights advocates. More recently, especially since…

New Issue of PoLAR: Volume 41, Issue 2

The latest issue of PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review marks the end of Heath Cabot and William Garriott’s tenure as the editors of PoLAR. In their introduction, “In Good Faith …