Call for SLACA Book Prize Submissions

Monica Salas Landa's picture
June 15, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Mexican History / Studies

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA), a section of the American Anthropological Association, announces the opening of its annual book prize competition. The prize aims to recognize distinguished anthropological work that advances the understanding of the Americas in innovative and potentially transformative ways.
The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Jose, CA November 14-18, 2018. A cash prizeof $1,000 accompanies the award.

The deadline for submission isJune 15, 2018. Please note that books received after that date will not be considered for the prize.

  • To be eligible for consideration a bookmust be relevant to the field of Latin American and Caribbean anthropology. Works that focus on Latin American migrant and diasporic populations will also be considered. 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.
  • The bookmust be an author’s first book.
  • The bookmust have a publication year of 2017.
  • Works in English, Spanish, and Portuguese will be considered.
  • Entrants must hold a current membership in SLACA. Consult the SLACAwebsite for details:

*Three* copies of the bookshould be sent before June 15, 2018 to:

Mónica Salas Landa
Chair, SLACA Book Prize Committe

Anthropology & Sociology Department

OCGE 304

Lafayette College

Easton, PA 18042


Please be sure that packages are clearly marked "SLACA Book Prize"

Please address all questions concerning the prizeto Mónica Salas Landa,

Contact Info: 

Mónica Salas-Landa
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
OCGE 304
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042


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