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.


Georgina Ramsay, University of Delaware

Sindiso Mnisi, University of Massachusetts Boston

Associate Editor, PoLAR Online

Jennifer Curtis, University of Edinburgh

Book Reviews Editors

Matthew Canfield, Leiden University

                                      Smoki Musaraj, Ohio University

Directions Print & Digital Editors

Deniz Yonucu,  Newcastle University

Caroline Parker, University of Manchester

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:

Smoki Musaraj
Ohio University
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Bentley Annex 162
Athens, Ohio 45701

PoLAR Online and Directions Print & Digital features are commissioned by the PoLAR editorial collective. Questions and proposals for Directions, Emergent Conversations, Virtual Editions, and Ethnographic Explainers may be sent to the PoLAR editorial collective:

Georgina Ramsay:         gramsay.polar@gmail.com

Sindiso Mnisi:                smnisiweeks.polar@gmail.com

Jennifer Curtis:              jgcurtis.polar@gmail.com

Matthew Canfield:         m.c.canfield@law.leidenuniv.nl

Smoki Musaraj:              musaraj@ohio.edu

Deniz Yonucu:                directionsdigitalpolar@gmail.com

Caroline Parker:             directionsprintpolar@gmail.com

Editorial Board

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf, Georgetown University

Omolade Adunbi, University of Michigan

M. Cristina Alcalde, Miami University

Roslynn Ang, New York University Shanghai

Mariana Mora Bayo, Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS)

Laurian R. Bowles, Davidson College

Čarna Brković , University of Goettingen

T.S. Lam Minh Chau, Vietnam National University

Yolanda Covington-Ward, University of Massachusetts

Kamari Clarke, University of Toronto and University of California Los Angeles

Elina Hartikainen, University of Helsinki

Melinda Hinkson, Deakin University

John Jackson Jr., University of Pennsylvania

Sebastian Jackson, Harvard University

Mythri Jegathesan, Santa Clara University

Melissa Johnson, Southwestern University

Sonia Lam-Knott, Oxford University

Valerie Lambert, University of North Carolina

Seung Cheol Lee, Seoul National University

Jacqueline Zhenru Lin, University of Cambridge

Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University

Victor Castillo de Macedo, Universidade de São Paulo

Victoria Massie, Rice University

Carole McGranahan, University of Colorado

Richard “Richie” Meyers, Oglala Lakota College Humanities & Social Sciences

Natacha Nsabimana, University of Chicago

Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town

Jeffrey Omari, Gonzaga University School of Law

Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington

Sonia Ryang, Rice University

Zainab Saleh, Haverford College

Nelli Sargsyan, Emerson College

Elif Sari, University of British Columbia

Nadya Sbaiti, American University of Beirut

Mark Schuller, Northern Illinois University

Shiori Shakuto, Tokyo University

Tamar Shirinian, University of Tennessee

Lynn Stephen, University of Oregon

Noah Tamarkin, Cornell University

António Tomás, University of Johannesburg

Erica Lorraine Williams, Spelman College

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. Ordering Information:

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