PoLAR in Search of a New Editor!

Call for Nominations:

Editor(s) of Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review

The Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA) Board of Directors seeks nominations for the next editor(s) of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR).  Ideally, the appointment is for 3-4 years; after working in tandem with the current co-editors on the Fall 2014 issue, the new editor(s) will manage the Spring 2015 issue. Please note that participation by members of underrepresented groups in the publication process is encouraged and will be welcomed. The new editor(s) will be expected to join APLA, if not already a member(s).

The Political and Legal Anthropology Review is a forum for anthropological scholarship, defined broadly; we welcome submissions from scholars engaged in ethnographic explorations of politics, law and their interstices. The journal publishes individual research articles, thematic symposia and book reviews in two annual issues.  The journal website includes “virtual issues” and “spillover” content that bring new voices into and build on the published material within the journal: http://www.polaronline.org/

The ideal candidate(s) will be someone who has a combination or subset of skills and strengths such as: knowledge of the broad domain of political and legal anthropology; adequate time to fulfill responsibilities; excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills; evidence of good management skills; the ability to lead an editorial board; peer review and editorial experience and/or familiarity with online submission and manuscript tracking systems; a distinguished record of research; service to and leadership in the anthropological community; commitment to mentoring early career scholars; the capacity to build on the journal’s established record of success; ideas about and receptivity to novel approaches in order to advance the journal within a era of new publication practices. Please direct inquiries regarding the position to Madelaine Adelman, Justice & Social Inquiry, Arizona State University, (mad@asu.edu).

Self-nominations are welcome. A completed nomination package includes a letter of application from the candidate which should include a mission statement for the editorship; the candidate’s vitae; 2-3 letters of support from published scholars familiar with the candidate’s work, experience and suitability for the task of journal editing; and a letter of institutional support from the candidate’s home institution. If you are nominating a colleague, please provide a brief explanation of why you think the individual is well qualified and also indicate whether you have made contact with the individual regarding their interest in the position. Please send the nomination package at your earliest convenience to Madelaine Adelman, Chair, Editor Search Committee, mad@asu.edu. Review of packets will begin immediately, and continue until the position(s) is filled.

With your assistance, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology anticipates selecting successful editor(s) who will continue the Society’s record of consistently publishing outstanding and cutting edge research across the breadth of political and legal anthropology.

Political Anthropology in Public: Thick Description in 1500 words or less

Natasha Zaretzky’s contribution to the APLA Anthropology News column is out, check it here!http://www.anthropology-news.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Diana-y-Natasha-26-05-03.jpeg

Natasha Zaretsky, left, with a research participant in 2003. This photo was taken in Plaza Lavalle, Buenos Aires, where the social movement Memoria Activa held weekly protests in front of Argentina’s High Court. Photo courtesy Natasha Zaretsky