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Studies in Latin America

An Open-Access Short Works series from the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC Press

The Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Press collaborate in a joint initiative in open-access scholarly publishing.

Studies in Latin America is a series of short, peer-reviewed works, approximately 20,000 to 35,000 words in length, to be published by the Institute for the Study of the Americas and distributed by UNC Press in digital open-access as well as in print and e-book formats. The Institute and UNC Press anticipate a wide distribution of the scholarship included in Studies in Latin America by taking advantage of the digital publishing environment.

Studies in Latin America will promote original scholarship on Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on the social sciences—principally anthropology, geography, history, political science, and sociology—and feature diverse methodological approaches and perspectives on vital issues concerning Latin America and the Caribbean, past and present. Studies in Latin America welcomes English-language manuscripts by senior scholars as well as by junior scholars. A formal peer-review process will be conducted as part of the publication decision.

Recently published titles include:

Doriane Andrade Meyer, Bahian Recôncavo Plantations: Spaces of Power and Resistance (2023)

Menara Guizardi and Silvina Merenson, Indians, Blacks, and Morochos: Trajectories, Intersectionalities, and Class Frictions in a Neighborhood of Buenos Aires (2021)

Linda Jean Hall, The Transnational “Good Life”: Ecuadorian Social Clubs as Spaces of Resistance (2020)

Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar and William Salmon, Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize (2018)

For more information and inquiries about submissions, please contact Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz, Exeuctive Director, Institute for the Study of the Americas, at or at Global Education Center, CB 3203, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599.