Elections 2024 are now open for LASA officers

January 23, 2024

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



The deadline for voting is March 23, 2024, at midnight EST. The newly-elected officers will assume their responsibilities on June 1, 2024, 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, 2025, as President from June 1, 2025, to May 31, 2026, 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, 2024, to May 31, 2027. The student representative will serve a two-year term from June 1, 2024 to May 31, 2026. 

The Candidates

Nominees for Vice President / President-Elect

Maxwell Cameron, Political Science 
University of British Columbia (Canada)

Lidia Maria Vianna Possas, Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brazil)

Nominees for Executive Council

Ulla Berg, Anthropology and Archaeology
Rutgers University (USA)

José Edgardo Cal Montoya, History
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Sophie Esch, Literature
Rice University (USA)

Elisabeth Jay Friedman, Political Science  
University of San Francisco (USA)

Cristián Opazo, Literature 
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)

Eduardo Silva, Political Science 
Tulane University (USA)

Nominees for Student Representative

Veronica Valencia Gonzalez, Sociology
University of California/Irvine (USA)

Mishella Romo Rivas, Political Science 
Princeton 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.