Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology Annual Book Prize 2017

Publish Date: May 17, 2017

Deadline: Jun 01, 2017

Book Prize Competition

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 Washington, DC November 29-December 3, 2017. A cash prize of $1,000 accompanies the award.

The deadline for submission is June 1, 2017. Please note that books received after that date will not be considered for the prize.


• To be eligible for consideration a book must 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 book must be an author’s first book.

• The book must have a publication year of 2016.

• Works in English, Spanish, and Portuguese will be considered.

• Entrants must hold a current membership in SLACA.

Send the book

*Three* copies of the book should be sent on or before June 1, 2017 to:

M. Cristina Alcalde
Chair, SLACA Book Prize Committee
Gender and Women’s Studies Department
112 Breckinridge Hall

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0056

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