Justin B. Richland, University of Chicago

Associate Professor Chicago, Illinois jrichland@uchicago.edu Office: (773) 702-7736

Bio/Research

Dr. Richland is a linguistic anthropologist whose areas of research interest include legal discourse analysis and semiotics, anthropology of law, and contemporary Native American law, politics, art and ethnographic museology. He is founding Chair of the Board of The Nakwatsvewat Institute, Inc. I...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Richland is a linguistic anthropologist whose areas of research interest include legal discourse analysis and semiotics, anthropology of law, and contemporary Native American law, politics, art and ethnographic museology. He is founding Chair of the Board of The Nakwatsvewat Institute, Inc. In 2014 he was appointed Adjunct Curator of North American Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History and in 2015 he was appointed by the Hopi Tribal Government as Associate Justice of the Hopi Appellate Court. This is his second term of service on the court, where from 2006-09 he served as Justice Pro Tempore. In 2016 he also became a member of the Research Faculty of the American Bar Foundation. His publications have appeared in several leading peer-reviewed outlets, including most recently in the Annual Review of Anthropology, Law and Social Inquiry, and UC Irvine Law Review, and the Maryland Journal of International Law. He has two books, Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court (U. Chicago Press, 2008) and Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies (with Sarah Deer), 3rd Edition, (Alta Mira Press, 2015). In addition to his scholarship and advocacy, he is also co-curating of an exhibition of the art of Rhonda Holy Bear and Chris Pappan, two contemporary Native American artists, which will open at the Field Museum of Chicago in November 2016 He was named a J.S. Guggenheim Fellow in April 2016

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