ALLA President’s Report

It is a joy serving as President of ALLA, an intellectually and politically dynamic community of scholars. Over the past year we have built on our successes and launched exciting initiatives. We continue to develop critical dialogues at the annual meetings–including dynamic community outreach events–enhance our mentoring program, establish collaborative relationships with other sections, and […]

Anthropology, Art, and the US-Mexico Border Wall

Border walls have become the centerpiece of global policies aimed at increased militarization to deter undocumented immigration and smuggling for the sake of national security in the war on terror. Despite hopes that the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 portended the dawn of a new era, a world without walls, thirty-three nation-states have […]

Entre Compañeras/os

Reflections on ALLA’s Mentoring Initiative “As faculty the mentoring program gave me the opportunity to connect with students and other colegas through familial bonds weaved as we share our stories of isolation, resilience, and sobrevivencia in the academy.” —Mariela Nuñez-Janes Mentorship plays a critical role in my academic and professional development. As a first generation […]

Latinas/os in Denver

Academics and the Community Confront State Violence Serving as members of ALLA’s program chair team for the 2015 AAA annual meeting in Denver, Colorado was a refreshing, invigorating, and stimulating opportunity to engage with scholars doing exceptional work on Latina/o communities in the United States. We were honored to work on directing efforts to produce […]