Elections 2021 are now open for LASA officers

January 25, 2021

Elections are now open for the officers of LASA Vice president/President-elect, three members of the Executive Council and treasurer. Please use the link below to read about the nominees and vote for the candidates of your choice. 



The deadline for voting is April 25, 2021, at midnight EST. The newly-elected officers will assume their responsibilities on June 1, 2021, and will be introduced at the Business Meeting of the Association during the LASA Congress.

The Candidates

Nominees for Vice President 

Fernando Blanco
Literature, Bucknell University, United States

Ana López
Communications and Film, Tulane University, United States

Margarita López Maya
Political Science, Universidad Central de Venezuela/CENDES, Venezuela

Nominees for Executive Council

April Mayes
History, Pomona College, United States

Sara Niedzwiecki
Political Science, University of California, Santa Cruz, United States

Mario Pecheny
Political Science, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Montserrat Sagot
Sociology, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Rachell Sánchez
Sociology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Paul Schroeder Rodríguez
Cinema, Theater, Media and Visual Studies, Amherst College, United States

Angela Vergara
History, California State University, Los Angeles, United States

Gisela Zaremberg
Sociology, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO, Mexico

Nominees for Treasurer

Juan Poblete
Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, United States

Jennifer Pribble
Political Science, University of Richmond, United States

About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to lasa@lasaweb.org.