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.


Xóchitl Chávez
Xóchitl Chávez
Recently publication you may find of interest. Just in time for the new school year!

"Chicana/o Ethnography" has just been published on Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies by Pablo Gonzalez and Xóchitl Chávez.

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

Assistant/Associate Professor - Southwest Borderlands
Arizona State University: College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Mesa, Arizona
Open Date
Aug 13, 2019
The Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Southwest Borderlands. Expectations for this position include: teach undergraduate and graduate courses, engage in research applicable to your field, provide innovative teaching techniques, advise students, and provide service to the unit, college, and university. Teaching load is typically two (2) courses per semester. Course load and composition are determined by the faculty head. This is an academic-year appointment with an expected start date of August 2020. The Assistant or Associate Professor position is a benefits-eligible appointment with tenure implications. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience.

This position is part of the ASU Southwest Borderlands Initiative (, which seeks to strengthen ASU’s commitment to scholarly inquiry and community engagement on the Southwest with a focus on the region that encompasses the U.S. - Mexico borderlands. The colleague selected for this position will join more than twenty-five ASU faculty who have been hired through the Southwest Borderlands Initiative.

Required Qualifications:

An earned terminal degree in History, Southwest Borderlands, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Chicanx Studies, Indigenous Studies, or related field at time of appointment
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Commitment to meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
Strong background in Southwest Borderlands, Chicanx, and/or Indigenous Studies.
Clear potential to secure external research funding
Strong record of (or strong evidence of the promise of) scholarly research and publications related to the southwest U.S. and/or northern Mexico.
Desired Qualifications:

A record of publishing or potential for publishing in peer-reviewed journals
Teaching experience at the undergraduate level, especially courses in Southwest History, Arizona History, Environmental History, and courses that use interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches to the Southwest Borderlands
Ability to contribute to the development and teaching of courses in the M.A. in Narrative Studies Program
Experience teaching online courses through course management systems such as Canvas
Experience and commitment to working in a collaborative environment and across disciplines
Record of ability to pursue external research funding
Application Instructions
Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must contain:

Cover letter of interest
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Statement of diversity demonstrating commitment to research, teaching, and student and community engagement
Two writing samples. If ABD, submit at least one chapter of the dissertation
Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
The application deadline is 9/26/2019 at 5pm; and if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Official Transcripts required prior to first day of employment. A background check is required prior to employment. For technical assistance with your application contact, for position-related questions contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez at

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