Author: kevinkarpiak

Prisoners of Culture

kevinkarpiak , May 7th, 2018

This piece is a little different from previous iterations of “Tip of The Cap.”  Earlier entries into this series were written by published scholars, and they were written…


CFP [AAA 2018], Secura: Security as the Absence (and Presence) of Care

kevinkarpiak , April 5th, 2018

Please kindly consider the following panel proposal for the 2018 Annual Meeting for the American Anthropological Association (November 14-18, 2018 in San Jose, California).  Panel Title: Secura: Secur…


New book series, Police/Worlds: studies in security, crime and governance

kevinkarpiak , August 23rd, 2017

When we started this blog over 8 years (!) ago, part of the motivation was that those of us working on issues of policing from within the discipline…


Year-End Reflections on The 2016-17 Anthropoliteia BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project

kevinkarpiak , June 1st, 2017

Welcome to the last post of the 2016-2017 year of Anthropoliteia’s #BlackLivesMatter syllabus. We’ve invited all of the series contributors to offer their thoughts here as we reflect…


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 25: Kevin G. Karpiak on the banality of police violence

kevinkarpiak , March 29th, 2017

Desk of a Police sergeant in Munich, Germany © Wikimedia Commons The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will …


CFP: Anthropology of Police: Techno-politics, Reform, and Questions of Violence #AAA2017

kevinkarpiak , March 27th, 2017

Call for Papers for AAA 2017 Meeting in Washington, DC Session Title: Anthropology of Police: Techno-politics, Reform, and Questions of Violence Organizer: Hayal Akarsu Discussant: Kevin G. Karpiak…


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus Project, Week 12: Kevin G. Karpiak on the critical potential of an anthropology of police

kevinkarpiak , November 30th, 2016

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


Papers and Panels of Interest at the #AAA2016 Meeting

kevinkarpiak , November 15th, 2016

It’s that time of year again: time for Anthropoliteia’s list of papers and panels pertaining to police, security, crime, law and punishment at the Annual Meeting s of the…


Anthropoliteia in American Anthropologist’s review of Public Anthropology

kevinkarpiak , August 26th, 2016

In the most recent (September) issue of American Anthropologist, Angelique Haugerud has an excellent review of “Public Anthropology in 2015” which features both our series “#Ferguson…


So wait, are there racial disparities in US policing or not? (Answer: YES!)

kevinkarpiak , July 12th, 2016

If you’re like me, you may have had two academic articles with seemingly conflicting arguments run through your Facebook feed lately.  The first, an article by Cody T….


CFP: Special Issue on “Ethnographies of Security”

kevinkarpiak , May 16th, 2016

See below a CFP for a special issue of the journal Qualitative Sociology on “Ethnographies of Security,” to be guest edited by Anthropoliteia contributor Rebecca Hanson   The policies…


CFP: Police Un/Bound: new ethnographies of policing at #AAA2016

kevinkarpiak , March 24th, 2016

Organizers: Victor Kumar (Johns Hopkins U) and Amrita Ibrahim (Georgetown U) At a time when many aspects of law enforcement are coming under increased scrutiny, anthropologists have a renewed…


Fieldnotes on the Gendered Labor of Prison Visitation

kevinkarpiak , November 10th, 2015

The editors of Anthropoliteia would like to welcome a special guest post from Orisanmi Burton as part of our series of anthropological reports From the Field The New York State Department…


Anthropoliteia and the Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR)

kevinkarpiak , August 7th, 2015

Two bits of news concerning both Anthropoliteia and the journal Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR): First, we’re all so excited that our own William Garriot, along with friend-of-A…


Birth, Death, and Fictive Citizenship: Citizenship and Political Agency in War-Torn Ukraine

kevinkarpiak , July 20th, 2015

The Editors of Anthropoliteia would like to welcome Greta Uehling for the latest in our continuing Forum, What’s Going on in Ukraine? As the war in Eastern Ukraine…


CFP for a Special Issue: Thinking through police, producing theory: the new anthropology of police as mode of critical thought

kevinkarpiak , July 15th, 2015

Abstracts are currently being solicited for a special issue of the journal Theoretical Criminology on the theme “the new anthropology of police as a mode of critical thought”…


Conference Report: Global Policing at Oxford

kevinkarpiak , June 18th, 2015

Conference on Global Policing, Oxford UK (23 and 24 April 2015) Recently several of us here at Anthropoliteia were able to participate in a conference organized by Ian…


Open Access Articles from the American Anthropological Association

kevinkarpiak , May 7th, 2015

The AAA has decided to feature the “most-discussed” articles (as measured by Altmetrics)  from Anthrosource by making them temporarily open-access. Among these are several articles that mi…