Executive Council Candidates / Write-In Period

November 20, 2018

The Executive Council (EC) approved the slate presented by the Nominations Committee for next year’s EC members. You may include any additional write-in names that are not included on the slate below, before the final ballot is presented to the membership for a vote.

To be included as a write-in candidate, the individual must be a member in good standing and must meet the conditions of the  Constitution and By-laws. Please include the curriculum vitae of each candidate and determine beforehand that they are willing to have their name included on the ballot. 

Signatures of a minimum of 4 % of the membership in good standing will be required for each write-in. The membership for the 2018 calendar year as of November 5 is 16.391, which means that 656 signatures are required for each candidate. Please assemble all signatures on a PDF file and send them with the information about your write-in candidate to lasa@pitt.edu.

You have six weeks to respond to this request, or until midnight EDT of January 1st, 2019. The final ballot will then be assembled and presented to the membership for a vote. It will also indicate which candidates were on the approved slate and which are write-ins.

Slate approved by the Executive Council

About the Latin American Studies Association (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 12,000 members, over 65 percent 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 lasa@pitt.edu.