Call for Papers

ALAA Annual Afro Latin American/Afro-Latinx Essay Prize

The Association for Latin American Art (ALAA), an affiliate of the College Art Association (CAA), and the Visual Culture Section of the Latin American Studies Association (VCS-LASA), are pleased to sponsor the ALAA Annual Afro Latin American/Afro-Latinx Essay Prize. We will consider scholarly essays published in a peer reviewed journal, edited volume, or exhibition catalogue during the previous year, on any aspect of Afro Latin American and Afro-Latinx art, architecture, or visual culture in Latin America and the United States, covering any period from the colonial era to the present.  The award consists of a $500 honorarium and will be presented at the ALAA business meeting at the annual conference of the College Art Association in February as well as the LASA business meeting at its annual meeting in April. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and LASA.

For the February 2024 Award, we will evaluate articles that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023.
  • Essays may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Essays will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished scholars in the field, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range. For consideration, authors should send their submission as a pdf to the Chair of the award committee Paul Niell no later than October 31, 2023. Peer nominations will also be accepted.

Afro Latin American/Afro-Latinx Scholarship Prize Committee
Paul Niell, Chair,
Mey-Yen Moriuchi,
Jessica Gordon-Burroughs,