Annual Book Award

SLACA Annual Book Prize Postponed

Given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) has decided to postpone this year’s book prize. We plan to resume the award process next year and will issue two tdifferent calls for submission: one for books published in 2019 the other for books published in 2020.

SLACA Recognizes Kathleen M. Millar in the 2019 Book Award

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) is proud to extend its annual book award to Kathleen M. Millar (Simon Fraser University) for her book Reclaiming the Discarded: Life and Labor in Rio’s Garbage Dump (Duke University Press).


SLACA is also pleased to recognize Alexander L. Fattal (UC San Diego) with an Honorable Mention for his book Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia (University of Chicago Press).

The SLACA Annual Book Award recognizes distinguished anthropological work in book form that advances understandings of the Americas in innovative and potentially transformative ways. The award 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 are accepted