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.

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SLACA announces 2020 award winners

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) is excited to announce that Vladimir Carballo Acuña (Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico) is the winner of the Roseberry-Nash
Graduate Student Award for his paper “Tallar las políticas mineras: la indeterminación en el diseño infraestructural de las esmeraldas y de la formalización minera en Colombia”

Adela Zhang, (Stanford University) received an honorable mention for her paper “The Color of Modernity: Aesthetic Populism and Citizen Security Infrastructures in Lima”

Thanks to all who submitted their work for consideration as well as to the members of the committee for helping us select the winners.


JLACA Jubilee Volume 2020

Motivated and inspired by the 25th anniversary of the Journal for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, JLACA announces a call for papers for the 2020 Volume 25. We seek articles that address an array of themes, issues, and problems from an historical perspective of “the last twenty-five years.” Some authors may use this historical frame to discuss prospective possibilities of and for LAC anthropology, as well as for the Society. Authors may choose to assess the representation, or lack of treatment, of a topic in the pages of JLACA.

For more information and suggested themes see the Current Call for Papers page.