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ALLA Awards Announcements



Distinguished Career Award

The ALLA Distinguished Career Award is a biannual prize awarded to an outstanding senior anthropologist to recognize contributions to the field of Latina/o/x anthropology. A distinguished career is demonstrated through one’s record of research and publication, teaching, service to ALLA/AAA, and public engagement, such as community, activist and policy efforts that serve to enhance broad-based understandings of Latina/o/x lives and communities in the United States. Nominations require a letter detailing the nominee’s achievements in scholarship, service, teaching, and community engagement, as well as supporting materials, including a CV and an example of his/her scholarship that best exemplify the nominee’s distinguished career. ALLA encourages self-nominations for this award. Nominations (which include a nominating letter, CV, and supporting materials, including no more than one example of scholarship) should be sent electronically to each of the committee members by August 1, 2023. Please direct questions about the nomination process to Chair Maria Cruz-Torres,Maria.Cruz-Torres@asu.edu. Also on the committee: Jonathan Rosa jdrosa@stanford.edu, and  Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera gutierl2@wwu.edu


Graduate Student Paper Award 

The Association of Latina/o and Latinx 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 Latinxs and their communities from an anthropological perspective; 2) research conducted by Latinx 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. 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, 2023. Please send to: Chair Héctor Beltrán, hectorb@mit.edu, Verónica Miranda vmiranda@scu.edu, and Vanessa Castañeda Vanessa.Castaneda@dartmouth.edu

Junior Faculty Outstanding Scholarship and Engagement Award 

The Association of Latina/o & Latinx Anthropologists (ALLA) invites submissions for the Junior Scholarship and Engagement Award. This Award is given to Junior Scholars whose scholarship, and public engagement addresses relevant and timely issues in Latinx communities. The nominee will have completed their Ph.D. within the last 5 years and must be nominated by a tenured senior scholar and/or a member of ALLA for at least five years. The nominee needs to submit the following materials: (1) A page-long statement addressing how their work contributes to the field of Latinx Anthropology along with examples of public engagement, and (2) a current CV. The winner will receive a $500 cash award, and a plaque during the annual ALLA business meeting, and will be announced in Anthropology News, the ALLA website, and social media. The submission deadline is August 1, 2023. Nomination letters and materials are to be sent to Pat Zavella zavella@ucsc.edu, Carlos Velez-Ibañez Carlos.Velez-Ibanez@asu.eduVanessa Diaz,  vanessa.diaz@lmu.edu

ALLA “Nuevas Direcciones” Award

The award recognizes Latinx anthropological work that expands the boundaries of public anthropology and community engagement including (but not limited to) publications in newspapers or magazines; digital bodies of work; music and/or musical performances; photographic exhibitions; art exhibitions; theatrical or dance performances; podcasts; novel pedagogical practices; activism; and/or films that examine the Latinx experience.  To be eligible the work should illuminate the Latinx experience while basing itself on themes and issues raised in Latinx anthropology. Nominations should include a brief (150 to 250 word) statement about the body of work and relevant supporting documentation (web links, brochures, articles, etc.). Nominations and self-nominations are due on August 1, 2023. Nomination letters and materials are to be sent to: Miguel Diaz-Barriga mdiazbar@richmond.edu, Margaret Dorsey mdorsey@richmond.edu and Lisa Cuellar lisadeacuellar@gmail.com