Highlights from the 2015 SLACA Spring Conference in Oaxaca, Mexico

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology celebrated its biennial conference this spring in the beautiful city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Under the rubrics of the theme, “Recent Developments in Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology: Debates, Theories and Methods,” the conference hosted nearly 50 presentations from its member community. A combination of oral and poster presentations […]

Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology Announces 2015 Book Prize Competition

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA), a section of the American Anthropological Association, announces the opening of its annual book prize competition. The prize aims to recognize distinguished anthropological work that advances the understanding of the Americas in innovative and potentially transformative ways. The winner is announced at the annual meeting of […]

Welcome to the Jungle: Touring Tikal

During my fieldwork in Guatemala, I toured Tikal. Group tours of archaeological sites like this are famous for dwelling on the glories of past communities at the height of their greatness while glossing over present material and political realities for their descendant groups. Our bilingual guide, Jorge, effectively subverted these expectations. His tour drew from […]

Call for Editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology

The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (SLACA) is accepting applications for the position of editor of the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology (JLACA). The successful candidate will ideally begin reviewing manuscripts on July 1, 2015 and have full responsibility for four volumes (12 issues) of the journal from January 1, 2016.  There will be an overlap […]

“Sinks for the Press” by Kyrstin Mallon Andrews Wins SLACA Roseberry Nash Student Paper Contest

Kyrstin Mallon Andrews is the new winner of the SLACA Roseberry Nash Student Paper Contest for her essay titled “Sinks for the Press: Cholera and State Performance of Power at the Dominican Border.” The Roseberry Nash Student Paper Contest honors the work of two distinguished anthropologists, June Nash and the William Roseberry, for their multiple contributions […]