Class Politics and Romania’s “White Revolution”

The color white embodied exclusionary middle-class aspirations to moral governance and virtuous citizenship. Romania’s “White Revolution” (January–­­February 2017), the most recent episode of East European color-branded uprisings, earned its nickname on the night of February 6, when a sea ­of smartphone flashlights lit up Bucharest’s Victoriei Square, the seat of the government. This performance, turned […]

APLA Graduate Student Paper Prize 2017

Writing Mentor, Cash Award, Travel Expenses & Publication Opportunity The Association for Political & Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board invites individuals who are students in a graduate degree-granting program (including MA, PhD, JD, LLM, SJD, etc.) to send stand-alone papers centering on the analysis of political and/or legal institutions and processes. Topics may include citizenship; colonialism […]

ALLA in a Time of Uncertainty

Early in the morning on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, I left my office at Oberlin College to catch a plane from Cleveland and join thousands of my fellow anthropologists for the AAA Annual Meeting. My one regret leaving campus that day was that I would be unable to march with hundreds of Oberlin students, staff, […]