Puerto Rico

This LASA section aspires to foster scholarly dialogue and collaboration related to Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican studies, broadly defined. It will do so by strengthening cross- and transdisciplinary exchange and cooperation on themes associated to Puerto Rico and its diaspora; it will provide a structure to foster and promote research, teaching, and advocacy within the broader LASA organization; and it will promote research and artistic activities that highlight related topics.

Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding of Puerto Rico’s historical, social, and economic realities through sustained conversations, scholarship, and advocacy. To that end, and to maintain Puerto Rican studies’ longstanding participation within the broader LASA organization, this Section will sponsor various panels, workshops, and others events at each LASA congress.