Elections 2022 are now open for LASA officers

February 22, 2022

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



The deadline for voting is April 22, 2022, at midnight EST. The newly-elected officers will assume their responsibilities on June 1, 2022, and will be introduced at the Business Meeting of the Association during the LASA Congress.

The winning candidate for Vice President will serve in that capacity until May 31, 2023, as President from June 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024, and then as Past-President for an additional year. The two Executive Council members receiving the most votes will serve a three-year term from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2025, while the other will serve for two years only. The student representative will serve a two-year term from June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2024. 

The Candidates

Nominees for Vice President / President-Elect

Jo-Marie Burt, Political Science
George Mason University (USA)

María Rosa Olivera-Williams, Literature 
University of Notre Dame (USA)

Nominees for Executive Council

Gloria Chacón, Latin American Studies 
University of California, San Diego (USA)

Laura Gutiérrez, Cultural Studies 
University of Texas at Austin (USA)

April Mayes, History 
Pomona College in Claremont, California (USA)

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, Political Science 
University of Notre Dame (USA)

Shannon Speed, Anthropology and Archaeology 
University of California, Los Angeles (USA)

Thais Tartalha Lombardi, Anthropology and Archaeology 
Universidade Federal do ABC (Brazil)

Clifford Welch, History 
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Brazil)

Nominees for Student Representative

Oscar Aponte, History 
The Graduate Center CUNY (USA)

Jennifer Cárcamo, History 
University of California, Los Angeles (USA)

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.