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The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) has announced the deadline for this year’s graduate student paper prize. The competition is open to all individuals who will be a graduate student through May 1, 2016 in any and all masters and doctoral programs. The deadline for the competition itself is July 1, 2016, and papers may be no longer than 8000 words (inclusive of notes and citations). This, incidentally, is in line with the publication requirements of the association’s journal PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, where the winning submission will be published. The winner will also receive a $1000 prize, split between a $350 cash award and $650 in travel reimbursement to attend the 2016 conference of the American Anthropology Association (of which the APLA is a part) held this upcoming November in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The call for papers includes the following:
Topics may include citizenship; colonialism and post-colonial public spheres; cosmopolitanism; cultural politics; disability; environment; globalization; governance; humanitarianism; medicine, science, and technology; multiculturalism; nationalism; NGOs and civil society; new media; immigration and refugees; resistance; religious institutions; security, policing, or militarism; sexualities; social movements; human and civil rights; sovereignty; war and conflict. We encourage submissions that expand the purview of political and legal anthropology and challenge us to think in new ways about power, politics and law.