Membership Benefits

Membership will be effective for 1 year from the date your payment is processed. Expand the lists below to see more member benefits.

Individual Membership

Access to Scholarly Resources 

  • Access to the Latin American Research Review (online only and open access beginning 2017)
  • Access to the quarterly LASA Forum online
  • Electronic conference proceedings
  • Subscription to Project Muse (for Latin American residents only)
  • Access to the Latin American Research Commons (LARC) (Forthcoming)

Savings with Member Discounts 

  • Reduced registration conference fees
  • Reduced hotel rates and air fares for the annual meeting
  • Discount to selected journals in the field (JLAS, BLAR, Latin American Perspectives)
  • May apply for congress travel grants and fellowships

Career Advancement 

  • Access to employment listings through LASA's electronic job bulletin board
  • Collaborate with scholars in over 35 Sections
  • Access to the online LASA Member Directory
  • Share new ideas and meet new colleagues at LASA Congresses
  • Participate in electronic social networks to increase the global exchange of information on Latin American research topics and related activities.

Visibility 

  • Scholarly exchange with over 12,000 individual LASA members
  • Participate in the governance of the Association
  • Become a reviewer of LARR, the flagship journal of the Association
  • Participate in the leadership of an organized Section
  • Volunteer on one of the award committees or as a track chair

Institutional Membership

Centers, Departments, Institutes for Latin American Studies

Level 1
  • Free individual membership for one official representative.
  • Free preregistration for LASA Congresses for the representative and one designee.
  • Complimentary membership for the LASA Center Directors Section for representative and one designee.
  • Name and logo of the partner institution in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the institution on the Congress program book and mobile app. 
Level 2
  • Free individual membership for one official representative.
  • Free preregistration for LASA Congresses for the representative and one designee.
  • Complimentary membership for the LASA Center Directors Section for representative and one designee.
  • Name and logo of the partner institution in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the institution on the Congress program book and mobile app.
  • One article or ad of an event in Forum/year.
  • One free - 1 month Ad in the new open access LARR, LASA Forum, LARC, or monthly digital newsletter.
  • LASA will friend the department/center and repost 1 article/event to its followers in its Facebook page and Twitter account. 
Level 3
  • Free individual membership for one official representative.
  • Free preregistration for LASA Congresses for the representative and one designee.
  • Complimentary membership for the LASA Center Directors Section for representative and one designee.
  • Name and logo of the partner institution in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the institution on the Congress program book and mobile app.
  • Beginning in 2020, if you renew your institutional membership for 5 consecutive years, you will receive a 50% discount on the 6th year.
  • One article or ad of an event in Forum/year.
  • One free - 1 month Ad in the new open access LARR, LASA Forum, LARC, or monthly digital newsletter.
  • LASA will friend the department/center and repost 1 article/event to its followers in its Facebook page and Twitter account.
  • Option to subsidize a year of LASA membership to 5 Masters and Ph.D. Students. The cost for providing complimentary membership to these students is shared equally by LASA and the sponsoring Department / Center.
  • 10% discount on Individual memberships (for up to 3 individuals).
  • Yearly mailing list of our members.
  • One mass email sent on behalf of the institution to all our members.
  • Career Center e-job listing: First 30 days free. Additional 30-day increments: $270.
  • 15% discount on exhibit booth at the Congress.
  • 15% discount on reception space during the Congress.

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Libraries and Archives

Level 1
  • Free individual membership for one official representative.
  • Free preregistration for LASA Congresses for one designee.
  • Name and logo of the institution in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the institution on the Congress program book and mobile app.
Level 2
  • Free individual membership for one official representative.
  • Free preregistration for LASA Congresses for one designee.
  • Name and logo of the institution in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the institution on the Congress program book and mobile app.
  • One free - 1 month Ad in the new open access LARR, LASA Forum, LARC, or monthly digital newsletter.
  • LASA will friend the institution and repost 1 ad/event to its followers in its Facebook page and Twitter account.
Level 3
  • Free individual membership for one official.
  • Free preregistration for LASA Congresses for one designee.
  • Name and logo of the institution in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the institution on the Congress program book and mobile app.
  • One free - 1 month Ad in the new open access LARR, LASA Forum, LARC, or monthly digital newsletter.
  • LASA will friend the institution and repost 1 ad/event to its followers in its Facebook page and Twitter account.
  • Yearly mailing list of our members.
  • One mass email sent on behalf of the institution to all our members.
  • Career Center e-jobs listing: First 30 days free. Additional 30-day increments: $270.
  • 15% discount on exhibit booth at the Congress.
  • 15% discount on reception space during the Congress.

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Publishers

Level 1
  • 10% discount on exhibit booth at the Congress.
  • 10% discount on reception space during the Congress.
  • Name and logo of the publisher in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the publisher on the Congress program book and mobile app.
Level 2
  • 15% discount on exhibit booth at the Congress.
  • 15% discount on reception space during the Congress.
  • Name and logo of the publisher in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the publisher on the Congress program book and mobile app.
  • One free – 1 month Ad of one book/year in our monthly digital newsletter.
  • LASA will friend the publisher and repost 1 book cover/event to its followers in its Facebook page and Twitter account. 
Level 3
  • 20% discount on exhibit booth at the Congress.
  • 20% discount on reception space during the Congress.
  • Name and logo of the publisher in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the publisher on the Congress program book and mobile app.
  • One free – 1 month Ad of one book/year in our monthly digital newsletter.
  • LASA will friend the library and repost 1 book cover/event to its followers in its Facebook page and Twitter account.
  • Yearly mailing list of all our members.
  • One mass email sent on behalf of the institution to all our members.
  • Career Center e-jobs listing: First 30 days free.  Additional 30-day increments: $270.

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Research Institutions, NGOs, Associations

Level 1
  • Free individual membership for one official representative.
  • Free preregistration for LASA Congresses for one designee.
  • Name and logo of the Partner institution in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the institution on the Congress program book and mobile app. 
Level 2
  • Free individual membership for one official representative.
  • Free preregistration for LASA Congresses for one designee.
  • Name and logo of the partner institution in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the institution on the Congress program book and mobile app.
  • One article or ad of an event in Forum/year.
  • One free - 1 month Ad in the new open access LARR, LASA Forum, or LARC, or monthly digital newsletter.
  • LASA will friend the institution and repost 1 article/event to its followers in its Facebook page and Twitter account.
Level 3
  • Free individual membership for one official representative.
  • Free preregistration for LASA Congresses for one designee.
  • Name and logo of the partner institution in LASA’s website.
  • Complimentary listing of the logo of the institution on the Congress program book and mobile app.
  • One article or ad of an event in Forum/year.
  • One free - 1 month Ad in the new open access LARR, LASA Forum, or LARC, or monthly digital newsletter.
  • LASA will friend the department/center and repost 1 article/event to its followers in Facebook page and Twitter account.
  • 10% discount on Individual memberships (for up to 3 individuals).
  • Yearly mailing list of all our members.
  • One mass email sent on behalf of the institution to all our members.
  • Career Center e-jobs listing: First 30 days free. Additional 30-day increments: $270.
  • 15% discount on exhibit booth at the Congress.
  • 15% discount on reception space during the Congress.

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