SALSA Scholarship

SALSA Scholarship

SALSA is an international society, bringing together specialists who live in Latin America, Europe, North America, and elsewhere. We publish the online journal, Tipiti, and sponsor a regular international professional meeting. SALSA seeks to facilitate connections and develop opportunities for the exchange of information among scholars who specialize in lowland South America; to encourage students to learn about and carry out research in this region; and to disseminate original scholarship of high quality through its journal, conferences, and website. SALSA membership and conference participation are open to students as well as professionals. Papers and communications may presented in Portuguese, Spanish, or English.

In this site you can consult the following results from the active scholarship of our members:

The Bennington Papers

To honor the memory of Kenneth M. Kensinger, SALSA presents this portal to the life and work of the legendary ethnographer. With the kind permission of Bennington College, we offer selected issues of two series of publications that Kensinger edited: Working Papers on South American Indians (WPSAI) and South American Indian Studies (SAIS).


This new page under construction is meant as a meeting-point for accessing links of interest, news and events about sound, spoken word and musical practices in Lowland South America. This section presents a glance into the work of SALSA members who have studied vocal, sonic, aural and performative interactions, and introduces users to a variety of digital archives developed in collaboration with local communities.

Teaching Lowland South America

This page hosts themes and links aimed to provide materials, information and inspiration for teaching Lowland South American anthropology. As past and current bodies of literature that emerge from fieldwork among communities, villages, cities and organizations, our ethnographic and theoretical contributions to anthropology are significant. We hope to capture the wealth and range of our contributions by suggesting topics that can contribute toward various forms of pedagogy.

Books by SALSA Members

This page displays some of the books written or edited by our Members

Films by SALSA Members

A selection of films produced or directed by Members of the Society

Exhibits by SALSA Members

A few exhibits organized by Members.