Bienvenidos, Bienvenue, Bem-vindo and Welcome to the official homepage of the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA). The first chapter of SLACA was founded by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in 1969 to advance the study of Latin American anthropology. In 2005, the Society’s membership officially approved the adoption of “Caribbean” to the Society’s name to reflect the connections between the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

SLACA provides a forum for discussion of current research, scholarly trends, and human rights concerns, as well as a space for interchange among scholars from and who work in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Call for Submissions to the Roseberry Nash Graduate Student Paper Prize
SLACA announces the annual Roseberry Nash Graduate Student Award Competition for 2018. Graduate students are encouraged to submit a paper which draws on relevant anthropological literature and presents data from original research in any field of Latin American and Caribbean anthropology. For information, visit the prizes page.

Call for Submissions to the SLACA Annual Book Prize
SLACA announces the opening of the 2018 Book Prize for distinguished anthropological work on Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or their diasporas. Submissions are welcome for books in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. For more information visit the Prizes page.

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