Elections 2020 are now open for LASA officers

January 6, 2020

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 6, 2020, at midnight EST. The newly-elected officers will assume their responsibilities on June 1, 2020, and will be introduced at the Business Meeting of the Association during the LASA Congress.

The Candidates

Nominees for Vice President 

John French
History, Duke University, United States

Gerardo Otero
Sociology, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Nominees for Executive Council

Leonardo Avritzer
Political Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

Dara Goldman
Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

Antonio Sérgio Alfredo Guimarães
Sociology, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Cristián Opazo
Literature, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Kenneth M. Roberts
Political Science, Cornell University, United States

Veronica Schild
Political Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Nominees for Student Representative

Wilfredo José Burgos Matos
Cultural Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

Joseph A. Torres-González
Anthropology and Archaeology, The Graduate Center - City University of New York (CUNY), United States

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.