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 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.

Call for Papers and Panels for AAA 2018
SLACA has just announced their call for papers and panels for the American Anthropological Association Conference November 14-18, 2018, in San José, California. For full details, download the CFP here

Call for Editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
SLACA is accepting applications for the position of Editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. The successful candidate will begin the transition to the editorship on the 1st of July 2018 and have full responsibility for four volumes (12 issues) of the journal from the 1st of January 2019. For full details, download the call for Editor here.

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