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Ralph Wins Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology
July 19, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Laurence Ralph, Director of the Center on Transnational Policing in the Department of Anthropology, named the recipient of the 2021

Laurence Ralph in final Forward Fest session
June 15, 2021
Wednesday, June 16 @ 4:00 PM Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together

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Laurence Ralph is awarded the J.I. Staley Prize
April 23, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Laurence Ralph, his book Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago, received the 2021 J.I. Stanley Prize. The School for Advanced Research (SAR) presents the J. I. Staley Prize to a living author for a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology. It honors…

"The Torture Letters" in Atlanta Film Festival
April 20, 2021

The film, The Torture Letters, produced and directed by Laurence Ralph, has become an official selection for another film festival, the Atlanta Film Festival. The festival will be hosted virtually, drive in, and in person from April 22- May 2.

Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy…

Professor Laurence Ralph wins the 2021 Guggenhiem Fellowship
April 9, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Laurence Ralph, awarded the 2021 Guggenhiem fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Professor Ralph is one of six Princeton faculty members, and three graduate students,…

Laurence Ralph receives CASBS fellowship
March 8, 2021

Laurence Ralph and Aisha Beliso-De Jesús (Program in American Studies) received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University for 2021-22. Members of the 2021-22 CASBS class conduct research in a variety of fields in the…

"The Torture Letters" wins Best in Show
Nov. 18, 2020

Professor Laurence Ralph's film, The Torture Letters, won the “Best in Show” award in the Spark Animation Festival, which would qualify the film to be submitted to the Oscars.

Spark Animation Festival was also in partnership with Women in…

Laurence Ralph's "The Torture Letters" has been selected by American Film Institute FEST
Oct. 6, 2020

Laurence Ralph's The Torture Letters will showcase as part of “Meet the Press Film Festival at American Film Institute FEST” (October 15–22). A partnership with NBC’s Meet the Press, this showcase of short documentaries features a wide range of compelling stories, and highlights some of the most pressing issues facing…

ANIMATING THE TORTURE LETTERS: The Scars of Being Policed While Black
Sept. 8, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020, New York University's Center for Media, Culture and History will host a virtual screening and discussion of Laurence Ralph's The Torture Letters (12:50 mins, New York Times Op-Doc). The film is based off of Ralph's book The Torture…

Much Bigger Than the Police
July 1, 2020

Conversation by Laurence Ralph (Princeton), Brandon Terry (Harvard), and Monica Bell (Yale), published in Harvard Magazine


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