“I am Dead Now”: African Women’s Experiences of Refugee Resettlement in Australia

Submitting a paper to the APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize (by July 1) is a great way to explore the implications of your research and present your ongoing thinking about your fieldwork. And finalists get feedback from faculty mentors! This month’s column, by Georgina Ramsay, a PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle (Australia), describes […]

Disavowing the Law and Engaging Politics in Rural China

APLA Student Paper Prize 2014 This month, APLA is proud to present a column by the winner of the 2014 Graduate Student Paper Prize, Andrea E Pia, a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics. Submissions are now open for the 2015 competition (until July 1): start polishing your papers! —The APLA editors A […]

Submit New Books Now for the 2015 APLA Book Prize

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) is pleased to launch its 2015 prize for the book that best exemplifies the ethnographic exploration of politics, law, and/or their interstices. The 2015 APLA book prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association meeting in Denver. It carries an award of $1,000. The winning book […]

Digital Counterpublics

Black Twitter in the Aftermath of Ferguson   On November 24, 2014, St Louis prosecutor McCulloch announced that the grand jury trial did not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. As the news media reports and subsequent protests unfolded, the Twittersphere erupted in thousands of tweets condemning the non-indictment, especially given […]

APLA Salon at AAA Meetings

Producing Political and Legal Knowledge through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements APLA hosted its inaugural salon, Producing Political and Legal Knowledge through Cross-Disciplinary Engagements, on December 3, 2014 during the AAA annual meetings in Washington, DC. The event was held at the community-based café and event space, Busboys & Poets, in the heart of the city. AAA members, […]