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The Committee on Minorities in Anthropology (CMIA), a standing committee of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) voted on November 15, 2012 to revise the criteria for the AAA Minority Dissertation Fellowship.
Since 1999, the eligibility criteria specified: “An applicant must be: (1) a U.S. citizen…”
The CMIA voted to amend the criteria to read : An applicant must be: (s) a U.S. citizen, or have graduated from a U.S. high school, or completed a GED certificate in the United States….

This inclusionary decision will allow non-citizens who meet the above criteria, and are “(2) a member of an historically underrepresented ethnic minority group, including, but not limited to: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians or Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/as, Chicano/as, and Pacific Islanders; (3) enrolled in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in anthropology at the time of application (4) admitted to degree candidacy before the dissertation fellowship is awarded; and (5) a member of the American Anthropological Association.”

ALLA Resolution on Pressing Migration Policy

Select comments from ALLA Book Award Winners Roundtable: Latina and Latino Anthropology for the Next Decade.  American Anthropological Association Meetings in New Orleans, November 18, 2010

For  Nicholas De Genova’s – Reflections on the Future of Latino Studies click here.

For Alejandro Lugo’s Teaching Latino Studies click here.

For Lynn Stephen’s Teaching Latino Studies: Hemispheric Approaches and Embedding Knowledge in Regional Histories click here.

2011 ALLA Section in Anthropology News: Luis FB Plascencia and Pablo González, eds.

  • Vol. 52. Issue 5: “Letter from the ALLA President” by Miguel Diaz Barriga
  • Vol. 52. Issue 4: “The US Military: A Site for Exploring Gender, Ethnicity, Sexuality and Power” by Margie Serrato
  • Vol. 52. Issue 3: “Una Red en Peces: Transborder Alliances Between US Chicanos and Indigenous Communities in Baja California” by Pablo González
  • Vol. 52. Issue 2: “Celebrating Las Posadas in the Heartland: Creating Home in New Destinations” by Aidé Acosta
  • Vol. 52. Issue 1: “Ethnography Hits the Stage: Making of No Roosters in the Desert” by Anna Ochoa O’Leary.