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LASA presents the first titles of Latin America Research Commons (LARC) its open access publisher

December 11, 2019

LARC was created by LASA as an open access publisher to publish academic books in Spanish and Portuguese related to Latin American studies and thus ensure that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need, without economical or geographical barriers.

The first published books by LARC are:

  • América Latina tras bambalinas. Teorías conspirativas, usos y abusos, by Leonardo Senkman and Luis Roniger.
  • Geografías afectivas. Desplazamientos, prácticas espaciales y formas de estar juntos en el cine contemporáneo. Argentina, Brasil y Chile. 2002-2017, by Irene Depetris Chauvin.
  • La pulsión comunitaria en la obra de Diamela Eltit, by Mónica Barrientos.

Access to the published books from LARC’s website is already open:


Call for Submissions

If you wish to publish in LARC, send your proposal to the following link:


The editorial committee will give priority to those works that support an interdisciplinary vision of the Social Sciences and the Humanities and take into account Latin America as a whole.

For more information about LARC visit  or write to

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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