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ALLA Awards Announcements

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

ALLA BOOK AWARD

The Association of Latina/o and Latinx Anthropologists (ALLA) invites submissions for the 2020-2022 ALLA Book Award. The award is for the best book in anthropology published from June 1, 2020 to June 1, 2022 on Latinxs 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/x experience in the United States, or in transnational communities linked to the U.S.

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 ALLA website.

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 Awards Committee members at the addresses below by September 1, 2022. Questions can be directed to Committee Chair, Dr. Margaret Dorsey (mdorsey@richmond.edu).

Margaret Dorsey
Department of Anthropology
302 Weinstein Hall
231 Richmond Way
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA 23173

Miguel Díaz-Barriga
Department of Anthropology
University of Richmond
302 Weinstein Hall
231 Richmond Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Ana Aparicio
Department of Anthropology
Northwestern University
1810 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60208

*All materials must be received by September 1, 2022

ALLA 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 to Dario.Valles@csulb.edu. 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 September 1, 2022.

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 nominator 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 September 1, 2022.

Nomination letters and materials are to be sent to: María L. Cruz-Torres, Maria.Cruz-Torres@asu.edu