LASA extends the deadline to search for its next President and Executive Council members. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

The write-in period for the 2022 Executive Council is open

The Executive Council (EC) approved the slate presented by the Nominations Committee for next year’s EC members. You may include any additional write-in names that are not included on the slate below, before the final ballot is presented to the membership for a vote.

To be included as a write-in candidate, the individual must be a member of LASA in good standing and must meet the conditions of the Constitution and By-laws and meet the required level of the LASA Service Path. Please include the curriculum vitae of each candidate and determine beforehand that they are willing to have their names included on the ballot.

Signatures of a minimum of 4% of the membership in good standing will be required for each write-in. The membership for the 2021 calendar year as of December 31 is 11,211, which means that 448 signatures are required for each candidate. Please assemble all signatures in a PDF file and send them with the information about your write-in candidate to

You have six weeks to respond to this request, or until midnight EST of February 21, 2022. The final ballot will then be assembled and presented to the membership for a vote. It will also indicate which candidates were on the approved slate and which are write-ins.

Slate approved by the Executive Council

Vice President / President-Elect

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

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

Student Representative

Oscar Aponte, History 
The Graduate Center CUNY (USA)

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

Executive Council Members

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)