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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, nearly 60 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; to promote the interests of its diverse membership; and to encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • September 8, 2016
    Deadline to renew your LASA membership to be able to submit proposals and travel funding requests.
  • September 8, 2016
    Deadline for proposal submissions and travel funding requests to be received.


Professional Announcements


April 29 – May 1, 2017, Lima, Peru
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú: PUCP
*pre-conference workshops and a special welcome ceremony starting on Friday, April 28

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