LASA announces the winners of the grant FORD-LASA Special Projects 2024

December 13, 2023

LASA is pleased to announce the winners of the eighteenth 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

Resilient Shores: Coastal Networks and a Public University Built on Latin America’s Periphery

Alan Brum
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro & Raizes em Movimento

Andreza Jorge
Virginia Tech University

Gizele Martins
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Jason Scott
Marquette University

Is Total Peace Possible for Colombia and Venezuela? A Binational Approach

Yoletty Bracho
Université de Lyon

David Smilde
Tulane University

Verónica Zubillaga
Universidad Simón Bolívar

Imaginarios planetarios y cultura latinoamericana contemporánea 1990-2020

Florencia Garramuño
Universidad de San Andrés and CONICET

Gabriel Giorgi
New York University and CONICET

Fermín Rodríguez
Universidad de Buenos Aires and CONICET

Combating Transnational Gordofobia: Fomenting Resistance to Body Shaming in Diaspora Societies

Noelle Bridgen
Marquette University

Selection Committee

The project selection committee in this cycle was presided over by Javier Guerrero, Vice President of LASA and President-elect, Princeton University; and had the participation of Vanesa Miseres, University of Notre Dame; and Mónica Espinosa Arango, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).

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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