LASA condemns the smear campaign and redbaiting against Ruth Borja Santa Cruz

July 3, 2024

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) strongly condemns the smear campaign and redbaiting against the distinguished Peruvian historian and archivist Ruth Borja Santa Cruz, professor at San Marcos University and director of the Archivo Histórico in the Archivo General de la Nación. We reject the false accusations made against her which can threaten her work to preserve Peruvian memory archives and sites and could pose a danger to her. LASA condemns the use of fake news and sensationalist campaigns that impede rigorous academic and professional work. 


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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