About the Journal

The journal of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (APLA), PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review is devoted to the anthropology of law and politics, most broadly conceived. This innovative interdisciplinary publication features articles on such issues as nationalism, citizenship, political and legal processes, the state, civil society, colonialism, postcolonial public spheres, multiculturalism, and media politics. It publishes work that is distinguished by its critical definition of problems, ethnographic orientation, or theoretical outlook. We welcome submissions of manuscripts between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length. Contact us at scuster.polar@gmail.com.

Editorial Collective

Jessica R. Greenberg, University of Illinois

Georgina Ramsey, University of Delaware

Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, University of Massachusetts Boston

Jessica Winegar, Northwestern University

Associate Editor

Jennifer Curtis, University of Edinburgh

Book Reviews Editor

Leo Coleman, Hunter College, CUNY

Managing Editor

Stephanie Custer

Copy Editor

Lila Stromer

Information for Contributors: Manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words in length, book reviews should be from 800-1,000 words, and contributions to the Directions section should be between 900 and 4,000 words in length. All word counts should include notes and references. Manuscripts submitted to PoLAR must not be under consideration by another journal or have been previously published. Prospective authors may submit manuscripts via https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/polar. All formatting should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Our author guidelines provide specific examples using this style. You may also download our author guidelines: Author Guidelines updated August 2020. Our guidelines for reviewers are available here:  PoLAR Reviewer Guidelines.

Information for Publishers: PoLAR welcomes book review copies. A current list of books available to review is available, as are our guidelines for reviewers. Publishers may send a review copy to:

Leo Coleman
Department of Anthropology
Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

All PoLAR Online content is commissioned by the PoLAR editorial team. Questions and proposals for Emergent Conversations, Virtual Editions, and Ethnographic Explainers may be sent to the PoLAR editors:

Jessica Greenberg:  jessicagpolar@gmail.com
Jessica Winegar:      jwinegar.polar@gmail.com
Jennifer Curtis:        jennifer.curtis@ed.ac.uk

Editorial Board

Wale Adebanwi, University of Oxford

Vanessa Agard-Jones, Columbia University

Elif Babul, Holyoke College

Andrea Ballestero,  Rice University

Pratiksha Baxi,  Jawaharlal Nehru University

Karina Biondi, State University of Maranhão

Yarimar Bonilla, Hunter College, CUNY

Erica Bornstein, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Carna Brkovic, University of Goettingen

Matei Candea, Cambridge University

Matthew Canfield, Drake University

Michael Cepek,  University of Texas at San Antonio

Kamari Clarke, Carleton University

Leo Coleman, Hunter College, CUNY

Robin Conley Riner, Marshall University

Rosemary Coombe, York University

Susan Coutin, University of California – Irvine

Dace Dzenovska, University of Oxford

Didier Fassin, Institute for Advanced Study

Gregory Feldman, Windsor University

Ilana Gershon, Indiana University

Kelly Gillespie, University of the Western Cape

Mark Goodale, University of Lausanne

Radhika Govindrajan, University of Washington

Sarah Green, University of Helsinki

Ghassan Hage, University of Melbourne

Rema Hammami, Columbia University

Faye Harrison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Douglas Holmes, Binghamton University

Yukiko Koga,  Hunter College, CUNY

Darryl Li, University of Chicago

Leticia Barrera Lopez, National Research Council – Argentina

Sally Engle Merry, New York University

Elizabeth Mertz, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Ronald Niezen, McGill University

Kevin O’Neill, University of Toronto

Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington

Petra Rethmann, McMaster University

Isaias Rojas-Perez, Rutgers University

Shalini Randeria, The Graduate Institute Geneva

Hanan Sabea, The American University in Cairo

Maria Sapignoli, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Naomi Schiller, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Mark Schuller, Northern Illinois University

Audra Simpson, Columbia University

Kate Sullivan, California State University – Los Angeles

Miia Halme-Toumisaari, University of Helsinki

Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, University of Massachusetts Boston

Marina Welker, Cornell University

Olaf Zenker, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Li Zhang, University of California – Davis

Ordering Information

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review is available by subscription. Rates are available here. Institutions may contact PoLAR’s editorial offices to request a review copy. To subscribe, institutions may contact Wiley-Blackwell. Members of the APLA Section of the American Anthropological Association receive the PoLAR as part of their membership. For further information on membership in the American Anthropological Association (AAA), please visit the Member Services page on the AAA website.

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