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

Its primary objectives are:

Key activities in line with these objectives are:

WCAA Task Forces

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

WCAA Advocacy and Outreach Activities Task Force

WCAA-IUAES

Members of both the WCAA and the IUAES have voted for a formalised collaboration between the two organisations. Both sets of members have also chosen the option of building a single bicameral organisation within which the WCAA and the IUAES will retain their autonomy and distinctiveness as separate chambers. Details of the chosen option are available here (PDF PDF), and the draft constitution for the single bicameral organisation (World Anthropological Union, WAU) can be read constitution here.

WCAA membership

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

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

WCAA delegates at the WCAA biennial meeting in Taipei, Taiwan 2014

En sus propios términos

Esta iniciativa del Consejo Mundial de Asociaciones de Antropología (WCAA) busca crear un canal para que las Antropologías del Mundo se expresen en sus propios idiomas. Lee mas..

Newsletter

The WCAA's fifth newsletter is available for download here.

Biennial Meeting

The 2016 WCAA Biennial Meeting was held in Dubrovnik, and the meeting materials may be downloaded here.

Meeting Agenda;
WCAA-IUAES partnership proposals;
Chair's Report;
GSAP Report;
IUAES2016 Programme;
Travel tips;
WCAA Panel Stream
Minutes

Déjà lu
Issue 4

The 2016 Spring Issue of our popular anthology is now available: read 36 articles for free, courtesy of WCAA.

WCAA supports...

See all members’ submissions and letters of support for members’ associations here

statement of solidarity with the Polish Ethnological Society regarding discrimination here (the PES statement is here)

the academic freedom of ABA in Brazil. Read the letter to the Brazilian government here

efforts to release Homa Hoodfar from prison in Iran
Read the letter here

ABA position on Guarani, in letter to Brazilian President. Read the letter here