The World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA) is a network of national and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology.

Its primary objectives are:


For more detailed information about these objectives, read the WCAA constitution.


If your association is interested to join the WCAA, read further information here.


Learn who is on the organising committee and who are the international delegates to the WCAA; or see which associations are members of the WCAA.

World Anthropologies

Read two new reports on 'world anthropologies' activities in 2013.

Déjà Lu

The latest issue of Déjà Lu is now published. 24 open access articles from 22 of our member's journals are available as PDFs or online articles. Read them now!

WCAA Task Forces

These are non-profit organizations and global networks of anthropologists:
WCAA Ethics Task force

WCAA Advocacy and Outreach Activities Task Force

Latest WCAA members

Welcome to the Latvian Association, the Norwegian Association and the Swedish Association.


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