Elections 2023 are now open for LASA officers

March 22, 2023

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



The deadline for voting is May 22, 2023, at midnight EST. The newly-elected officers will assume their responsibilities on June 1, 2023, 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, 2024, as President from June 1, 2024, to May 31, 2025, 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, 2023, to May 31, 2026. The winning candidate for treasurer will serve as incoming treasurer from June 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024; and as treasurer from June 1, 2024, to May 31, 2026.

The Candidates

Nominees for Vice President / President-Elect

Javier Guerrero, Latin American Studies
Princeton University (USA)

Amy Lind, Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies
University of Cincinnati (USA)

Nominees for Executive Council

Xóchitl Bada, Sociology
University of Illinois/Chicago (USA)

Jurgen Buchenau, History 
University of North Carolina/Charlotte (USA)

Emilio Crenzel, Sociology
Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET (Argentina)

April Mayes, History
Pomona College (USA)

Jocelyn Olcott, History 
Duke University (USA)

Julieta Suarez-Cao, Political Science 
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)

Nominees for Treasurer

Mónica Espinosa Arango, Anthropology and Archaeology
Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

David Smilde, Sociology
Tulane University (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.