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The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new book prize to recognize distinguished anthropological work that advances the understanding of the Americas in innovative and potentially transformative ways.

The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014. No books received after that date will be considered for the prize.

To be eligible for consideration a book must be relevant to the field of Latin American and Caribbean anthropology. Works that focus on Latin American migrant and diasporic populations will also be considered. Works should be ethnographies or monographs. Textbooks and anthologies will not be considered, but works of original scholarship by more than one author may be submitted. The book must be an author’s first book and must have a publication year of 2013. Works in English, Spanish, and Portuguese will be accepted. All entrants must hold a current SLACA membership.

*Three* copies of the book should be sent before August 1, 2014 to:
Jason Pribilsky
Chair, SLACA Book Prize Committee
Department of Anthropology
Whitman College
345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Please be sure that books’ package is clearly marked “SLACA Book Prize.”

Please address all questions concerning the prize to Jason Pribilsky at

Please send any comments, suggestions, and ideas for future columns to SLACA AN Contributing Editor Ronda Brulotte at

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