“Speaking Justice to Power” Since 1973

The study of politics and law is critical to unpacking the operation of power in society and identifying possible pathways to social change. For contemporary political and legal anthropology, our greatest challenge may be the very unboundedness of that charge, and the almost staggering potential for our work to influence understanding, policy and practice, and […]

Unsettling Anthropology?

Eleven days after the 2016 US presidential election, anthropologists tried to make sense of what happened at an AAA Annual Meeting roundtable sponsored by the American Ethnological Society (AES) and the Society for North American Anthropology (SANA). The co-organizers—current AES board member Shanti Parikh and Angelique Haugerud, former editor-in-chief of American Ethnologist (AE)—asked what the […]