ALLA Awards Announcements

ALLA GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER AWARD*

The Association for Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) invites submissions for the ALLA Graduate Student Paper Award. This award is given for the best original paper that addresses at least one of the following: 1) issues related to US Latinas/os and their communities from an anthropological perspective; 2) research conducted by Latina/o anthropologists, however defined.

The award is open to individuals who are graduate students and ALLA members at the time of submission (including ABDs). To participate in the competition, please send a pdf version of your paper and a cover letter with the paper title, the author’s name and affiliation to [email protected] Papers should be no more than 5000 words (20 double-spaced pages) in length.

Paper submissions will be read by a committee of ALLA members. The winner will receive a cash award of $350 and the honorable mention will receive a cash award of $150. Both will be announced at the ALLA business meeting at the annual conference of the American Anthropological Association, as well as in Anthropology News, on the ALLA website and social media.

Submissions for the graduate student paper award must be received by August 1, 2016

Please send a PDF of your paper along with a cover letter with contact information for the author to [email protected]

*Entrants must be current members of ALLA

 

 

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ALLA DISTINGUISHED CAREER AWARD*

The Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) invites nominations for the ALLA Distinguished Career Award. This prize recognizes the awardee’s outstanding contributions to the field of Latina/o anthropology. A distinguished career is demonstrated through one’s record of research and publication, teaching, service to ALLA/AAA, as well as one’s commitment to public engagement, such as community, activist and policy efforts that serve to enhance broad-based understandings of Latina/o lives and communities in the United States.

Nominations require: a letter detailing the nominee’s achievements in scholarship, service, teaching and engagement; a letter of support from a colleague in support of the nominee; up to three publications; and any other materials that best exemplify the nominee’s distinguished career. ALLA encourages self-nominations for this award.

Nominations and all supporting materials should be sent electronically to each of the committee members by June 15, 2016.

2016 ALLA Distinguished Career Award Committee:

Gina Pérez (Chair), Oberlin College, [email protected]

Jonathan Inda, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, [email protected]

All material must be received by JUNE 15, 2016

Please direct questions about the nomination process to Gina Perez ([email protected]), chair of the 2016 ALLA Distinguished Career Award Committee.

*Nominees must be current members of ALLA

 

 

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ALLA BOOK AWARD

(Revised Guidelines. April 26, 2016)

The Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) invites submissions for the 2016 ALLA Book Award.  The award is for the best book in anthropology published from June 1, 2014 to June 1, 2016 on Latinas/os and their communities.  Ethnographic books in other disciplines may be considered.  The committee of readers will judge each entry on the basis of the originality of the research, the quality of the writing, and the importance of the topic for understanding the Latina/o experience in the United States, or in transnational communities linked to the U.S.

Authors receiving recognition will be honored at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association during the ALLA business meeting in Minnesota and their book will appear on the ALLA website.

To participate in the competition, please send a copy of the book (or a digital version that can be accessed by multiple viewers) and a cover letter with the book title, the author’s name and affiliation to each of the four ALLA Book Award Committee members to the addresses below. Questions can be directed to the Committee Chair, Dr. Gilberto Rosas [email protected].

 

Dr. Gilberto Rosas

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Department of Anthropology

607 S Matthews, RM 109

Urbana, IL, 61821

[email protected]

 

Dr. Ramón H. Rivera-Servera

Department of Performance Studies

Northwestern University

70 Arts Circle Drive

Room 5-157

Evanston, IL 60208

[email protected]

 

Dr. Anahi Viladrich

69-10 108th street, 8E

Forest Hills, NYC

NY 11375

[email protected]

 

Dr. Aimee Villarreal

902 El Monte Blvd.

San Antonio, TX 78201

[email protected]

All material must be received by JUNE 10, 2016

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