LASA extends the deadline to search for its next President and Executive Council members. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Meet the five new representatives of the Executive Council

April 29, 2022

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 2022 after LASA’s International Virtual Congress LASA2022, which will be held May 5–8. 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 graduate student, the person in this position is in charge of representing the student membership of the Association and shall serve in that capacity for a term of two years. The two Executive Council members receiving the most votes will serve a three-year term from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2025, while the other will serve for two years only. 

Vice President / President Elect

Jo-Marie Burt
George Mason University, USA

Student Representative

Jennifer Cárcamo
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Executive Council Members

Gloria Chacón
University of California, San Diego, USA

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán
University of Notre Dame, USA

Laura Gutiérrez
University of Texas at Austin, USA

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