Writing & Publishing Workshop

JLACA Writing and Publishing Workshop

December 4, 2020
2:30-4:30pm EDT

The two hour workshop is divided into three parts: a general full group introduction (30-40 minutes), breakout group activities (60 minutes), open discussion (20-30 minutes). The full group introduction provides strategies for initiating a publishing career (what, when, where to publish) and discussion of the pragmatics of journal publishing (submission, review, and editorial process). Breakout groups bring mentors and mentees together to discuss the specific writing projects that workshop attendees bring into the session. Participants are asked to circulate one in-process writing project with the workshop leaders prior to the AAA meetings to facilitate discussion and feedback with mentors. The Workshop team is led by the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and members of the JLACA Editorial Board and/or the SLACA Board. Enrollment is first come-first serve and both students and junior scholars are encouraged to participate. JLACA is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in publishing by mentoring first-time authors — students and early-career scholars — from Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean heritage and speakers of Spanish or Portuguese. Students who submitted essays to the SLACA Roseberry-Nash Student Prize competition are guaranteed placement in the workshop.

Eligible Participants:

  • Must be a member of the Society of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA);
  • Registered to attend the AAA Meeting;
  • Student or junior scholar (first time academic author)


Enrollment starts Nov. 9 through the AAA website

Workshop is hosted on the AAA Zoom Meeting platform; details provided to enrolled participants.



The JLACA Writing and Publishing Workshop is organized by the Editorial Office of The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology and sponsored by the Society of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, a section of the AAA. The joint JLACA-SLACA workshop is funded in part by SLACA and a Mentoring Grant provided by the AAA.