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Meet the five new representatives of the Executive Council

April 26, 2021

The Latin American Studies Association announces the newly elected members of the Executive Council. We are grateful for all the members that voted and congratulate the new elected representatives.

The officials shall take their responsibilities on June 1st 2021 after LASA’s International Virtual Congress LASA2021, which will be held May 26–29. The elected persons will be part of the Executive Council, which is responsible for overseeing the interests of the Association.

The Constitution and By-Laws of the Latin American Studies Association establishes that the Vice President shall serve in that capacity for the term of one year, and upon completion, she/he shall become the President during the next year. Subsequently, the president shall remain on the Executive Council as a voting member for one additional year.

As for the treasurer, the person in this position is in charge of the financial oversight of the Association’s affairs and shall serve in that capacity for a term of three years, including a transition year. The members of the Executive Council shall be elected for a term of two years.

Vice President / President Elect

Margarita López Maya
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela


Jennifer Pribble
University of Richmond, United States

Executive Council Members

Montserrat Sagot
Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Angela Vergara
California State University, United States

Gisela Zaremberg
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO, Mexico

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