LASA announces the winners of the grant FORD-LASA Special Projects 2022

November 12, 2021

LASA is pleased to announce the winners of the sixteenth cycle of the FORD-LASA Special Projects, a grant possible thanks to the contribution of the Ford Foundation to benefit the LASA Endowment Fund.  

Selected Projects

Emergent Political Ecologies in South American Contemporary Poetry: A Multilingual Anthology. Addressing Climate Change from a Transregional Perspective

Valeria Meiller
University of Texas at San Antonio

Whitney DeVos
University of California, Santa Cruz

A FORD-LASA grant was awarded to this valuable project because it provides a different and new cognitive approach to a topic of great current impact. Also, for being well focused and structured, for its transregional character, and for the variety and attractiveness of its final products.

First Congress of RITHAL on Domestic Work in Latin America

Erynn Masi de Casanova (Coord.)
University of Cincinnati

Jurema Gorski Brites
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Louisa Acciari
University College London

Lorena Poblete
Universidad Nacional de San Martín

Leda M. Pérez
Universidad del Pacífico, Perú

FORD-LASA funding was granted to this valuable proposal because of the relevance of the labor issue, particularly in the current situation of the region. Also, because it allows approaches from different disciplines of the Social Sciences and because of the possibilities it offers to give greater visibility and growth to research in a line of work full of discrimination and inequalities.

Selection Committee

The project selection committee in this cycle was presided over by Margarita López Maya, Vice President of LASA and President-elect, Universidad Central de Venezuela; and had the participation of Julieta Suárez Cao, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Roberto Briceño-León, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil, and Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales LACSO, Venezuela; and Brodwyn Fischer, University of Chicago.

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.

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