SLACA Announces 2018 Awards
The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) is proud to award its annual book prize to Alex E. Chávez (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame) for his book Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño (Duke University Press).
SLACA is also pleased to recognize Mariana Mora (CIESAS, Mexico) with an Honorable Mention for her book Kuxlejal Politics: Indigenous Autonomy, Race, and Decolonizing Research in Zapatista Communities (University of Texas Press).
Jennifer Cearns (University College London), is the winner of the Roseberry Nash Graduate Student Award for her paper “The Mula Ring: Networks of Material Circulation and Exchange through the Cuban World.” Werner Hertzog (Vanderbilt University) received an honorable mention for his paper “The Economics of Nativist Cycle: Credit, Liquidity, and the Highland Chiapas ‘Cargo Bubble,’ 1940-1970.”
The awards will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San José, on Friday, November 16 (12:15 pm -1:30 pm) during the SLACA Business Meeting.
Annual SLACA Awards
The Whiteford Graduate Student Award in Applied and Public Anthropology was created through the enduring support of anthropologists Michael B. and Scott Whiteford and honors their family’s enduring scholarly and financial contributions to anthropological study and applied service in Latin America. The award is bestowed on the best unpublished field research- based paper, from any subfield of anthropology, that explores, engages, and challenges applied anthropology in Latin America, the Caribbean, or among first-generation migrants from these areas. The papers can be written in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. The award is intended to help a graduate student attend the SLACA Spring (bi-annual) meeting and consists of a US $1000 prize. Eligible student must be registered in a graduate program in Latin American, the Caribbean or the United States.
The Roseberry Nash Student Paper Contest honors the work of two distinguished anthropologists, June Nash and the late William Roseberry, for their multiple contributions to the anthropological understanding of Latin America. The prize consists of US $1,000 and direct consultation with the editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology toward the goal of revising the paper for publication. Papers should draw on relevant anthropological literature and present data from original research in any field of anthropology and can be written in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese. Eligible student must be registered in a graduate program in Latin American, the Caribbean or the United States.
The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) Book Prize recognizes distinguished anthropological work in book form that advances understandings of the Americas in innovative and potentially transformative ways. The prize is restricted to an author’s first book only. To be eligible for consideration a book must be relevant to the field of Latin American and Caribbean anthropology and/or focus on Latin American migrant and diasporic populations. Works should be ethnographies or monographs. Textbooks and anthologies will not be considered, but works of original scholarship by more than one author may be submitted. Works in English, Spanish, and Portuguese will be accepted
Entrants, for all three awards, must hold a current membership in SLACA.