The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (JLACA) is a peer-reviewed journal of anthropological research on Latin America and the Caribbean. JLACA publishes original research grounded in ethnography in different article formats. The Journal welcomes contributions that integrate interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies with ethnographic processes of knowledge production. The JLACA maintains an inclusive geographical scope that includes diasporic populations throughout the Americas and the world. Included in the journal’s purview are global processes that effect or interconnect different regions or nations within the Americas as well as the Americas with other world geographic regions.
JLACA’s mission, as a publication of the American Anthropological Association, is to provide a venue for anthropologists of all subfields and topical-thematic areas within sociocultural anthropology, social archaeology, sociolinguistics, ethnohistory, bio-physical anthropology—as well as for scholars of cognate disciplines—who are engaged in the critical study of social and cultural processes in Latin America and the Caribbean. To reach a broader international readership and base of contributing authors, JLACA’s mandate includes publishing in English, Spanish and Portuguese.