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Justin B. Richland

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Research Professor

Joint appointment

University of Chicago


PhD, UCLA; JD, UC Berkeley School of Law

Curriculum vitae


Justin B. Richland (PhD Anthropology, UCLA, 2004; JD, UC Berkeley, 1996) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. His research explores the intersections of culture, language and law in contemporary Native American and US settler colonial governance. He is the author of two books, Arguing with Tradition, The…

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Research focus

Legal discourse analysis and semiotics; anthropology of law; contemporary Native American law, politics, art and ethnographic museology

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