LASA announces the winners of the grant FORD-LASA Special Projects 2023

December 7, 2022

LASA is pleased to announce the winners of the seventeenth 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

Cuarenta años de Comisiones de la Verdad en América Latina. Entre las voluntades estatales y las voces de las víctimas

Emilio Crenzel

Eugenia Allier Montaño
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Women in criminal organizations: the cases of Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) and Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG)

Nicole Jenne
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Carolina Sampó
CONICET and University of Maryland

Marcos Alan Ferrira
University of Paraiba

Equidad racial y justicia epistémica: un abordaje interseccional del currículo en la educación superior en Argentina, Brasil y Colombia

Anny Ocoró Loango

Glenda Valim de Melo
Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Arbey Bustamante
Universidad San Buenaventura/Cali

Selection Committee

The project selection committee in this cycle was presided over by Jo-Marie Burt, Vice President of LASA and President-elect, George Mason University; and had the participation of Angela Vergara, California State University; Mariana Mora, CIESAS Mexico; and Eduardo Moncado, Barnard College Columbia University.

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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