The Association of Latino & Latina Anthropologists is a section of the American Anthropological Association, founded in 1990.

ALLA’s mission is:

  • To support student and early career scholars working toward excellence in anthropological research and practice by, with, and about Latino peoples in the U.S., however they are identified;
  • To highlight scholarship and practice that is ideologically, epistemologically, and methodologically substantive and diverse;
  • To enable a sustained diverse analysis of contemporary issues facing Latino communities in the U.S. and those with whom they share common experiences, histories, or languages.


ALLA (Association of Latina/Latino Anthropologists)
ALLA (Association of Latina/Latino Anthropologists)
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"Six months after Hurricane Maria, over 100 community leaders, activists, and Puerto Rican evacuees marched down the narrow sidewalk to the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) office in Kissimmee, Florida. Several of the evacuees were living in nearby hotels with FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) funding. The funding, they feared, could end at any moment—a reminder that they had not altogether escaped a precarious living situation." Read more...
Xóchitl Chávez
Xóchitl Chávez
JOB: Music Curator position at the National Museum of American History

This position is in the Division of Cultural & Community Life, Office of Curatorial Affairs, National Museum of American History. The incumbent carries out the research, collections management, exhibitions development and education mission of the museum, with emphasis on American music history, including jazz and Latinx or African American musicians and musical traditions. Researches American history through objects and collections as well as primary and secondary sources of documentation.

ALLA (Association of Latina/Latino Anthropologists)
ALLA (Association of Latina/Latino Anthropologists)
Job Opportunity

Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology
Dept of Anthropology
New York University Arts & Science
The Department of Anthropology invites applications from an outstanding scholar for a tenure-track position in Culture and Media. The primary focus of our search is at the tenure track assistant professor level; however, we may consider more senior candidates at the rank of associate professor under exceptional circumstances. The position is to begin September 1, 2020, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

The Department seeks candidates with training in sociocultural and visual anthropology; anthropological research on some dimension of visual or other media compatible with our focus on the ethnography of media; knowledge of the history and theory of ethnographic film including contemporary debates; and a track record in ethnographic documentary production sufficient to teach and supervise students in using non-linear facilities.

Initial application deadline is November 1, 2019, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please apply online at [ ] with a cover letter, CV listing contact information for three confidential references, a research and teaching statement, and a statement of diversity and inclusion. As diversity is an important part of the NYU mission, for the latter statement we ask you to provide a brief paragraph telling us how diversity figures into your past and present teaching, research, community engagement, and/or life experience, as well as how you would bring issues of diversity to bear on the teaching and programming of NYU Anthropology. Information about diversity statements may be found at .

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here .
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