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ALLA Awards Announcements



The Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) invites submissions for the 2018-2020 ALLA Book Award. The award is for the best book in anthropology published from June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2020 on Latinas/os/xs and their communities. Books that are deemed sufficiently anthropological in nature from other disciplines and interdisciplinary fields may also be considered. The committee 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. Edited works are not eligible for consideration. Please note that authors must be ALLA members at the time of their submissions.

Authors receiving the award will be honored at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association during the ALLA business meeting. The book award will also be announced on the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting Program, Anthropology News, the ALLA website, and the ALLA Facebook and Twitter accounts.

To participate in the competition, please send copies of the book (or a digital version that can be accessed by multiple viewers) and a cover letter listing the book title, the author’s name and affiliation, to the ALLA Book Award Committee members at the email addresses below, by July 31, 2020.  Printed book should be mailed to Dr. Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez. Questions can be directed to Committee Chair, Dr. Alex Chávez.



Alex Chávez, chair (achavez3@nd.edu)

Almita Miranda (aamiranda@wisc.edu)

Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez (Carlos.Velez-Ibanez@asu.edu)

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The Association for Latina and Latino Anthropologists (ALLA) invites submissions for the ALLA Student Paper Award. The Student Paper Award is given for the best 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 competition is open to individuals who are graduate students at the time of submission (including ABDs). Papers should be no more than 5000 words (20 double-spaced pages) in length and will be read by a committee of ALLA members. The winner will receive a cash award of $350 and the finalist will receive a cash award of $150. Both will be announced in Anthropology News, the ALLA website and social media.

Submissions for the student paper award must be received by August 1st. The committee is expected to reach a decision August 15 and will communicate with applicants soon after. Please email a PDF of your paper along with a cover letter with contact information for the author to allagradpaper@gmail.com

*Entrants must be current members of ALLA