Juan Martinez-Cruzado

Grant Type

Conference Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Puerto Rico, U. of

Grant number

Gr. CONF-766

Approve Date

August 22, 2017

Project Title

Martinez-Cruzado, Dr. Juan Carlos, U. of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR - To aid '15th Congress of the Latin American Association for Biological Anthropology,' 2018, Mayaguez, in collaboration with Dr. Taras Oleksyk

Preliminary abstract: Since 1990, the Latin American Association for Biological Anthropology (ALAB) meets every two years in different cities across Latin America. This will be its 15th meeting (Congress), and the first to take place in Puerto Rico or any jurisdiction under the United States of America. As expressed in its by-laws, ALAB will organize meetings to contribute to the development of Latin American researchers and professors for the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the field of Biological Anthropology. Meetings serve has hubs for networking among Latin American researchers, their students, and world-renown investigators undertaking anthropological research on issues related to Latin America. Collaborations for research and dissemination initiatives are developed. The 15th meeting is expected to join approximately 300 participants from across Latin America, including the Caribbean, plus invited speakers from the United States, Europe and elsewhere.