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


The blog can potentially serve as a world forum for anthropologists' debates. It's open to everyone. Add comments or better still, write your own piece on any anthropological topic, email it to cmgordon(at), and we’ll post it.


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


The WCAA and IUAES are working towards a strategic alliance. Read more about this process (PDF PDF)


déjà lu translations

tangoBuenos Aires, Mecca of Tango: Activation, Processes, Mega Cultural events, Tourism and Dilemmas in the local heritage by Hernán Morel. Read the English translation >>

WCAA's first newsletter

The WCAA's first quarterly newsletter explains what the WCAA and it's member associations are up to.
View the PDFPDF

WCAA and member submissions

Submissions by WCAA and its member associations, to public enquiries, etc are posted here.

World Anthropologies

Video messages from:
- the former WCAA Chair
- Presidents of some member associations

Short film: "The foundation of World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA)"

World Anthropologies Bibliography compiled by AAA Committee of World Anthropologies

WCAA supports...

... establishment of Social and Cultural Anthropology as an independent science discipline in Latvia
Read the two letters here and here