I am pleased to pass along this call for papers for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 2018 Congress: Latin American Studies in a Globalized World, 23-26 May, Barcelona, Spain. Part of the Congress Theme provides a sense of the focus of the Congress this coming year:
Latin American studies today is experiencing a surprising dynamism. The expansion of this field defies the pessimistic projections of the 1990s about the fate of area studies in general and offers new opportunities for collaboration among scholars, practitioners, artists, and activists around the world. . . Latin American studies has produced concepts and comparative knowledge that have helped people around the world to understand processes and problematics that go well beyond this region. . . Latin American studies also has much to contribute to discussions about populism and authoritarianism in their various forms in Europe and even the United States today.
LASA2018 / Latin American Studies in a Globalized WorldXXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association
LASA PresidentAldo I. Panfichi Huaman
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Program Co-ChairsCharles F. Walker
University of California/DavisMarianne Braig
Lateinamerika Institut der FU Berlin
Congress ThemeLatin American studies today is experiencing a surprising dynamism. The expansion of this field defies the pessimistic projections of the 1990s about the fate of area studies in general and offers new opportunities for collaboration among scholars, practitioners, artists, and activists around the world. This can be seen in the expansion of LASA itself, which since the beginning of this century has grown from 5,000 members living primarily in the United States to nearly 12,000 members in 2016, 45 percent of whom reside outside of the United States (36 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean). And while the majority of us reside in the Americas, there are also an increasing number of Latin American studies associations and programs in Europe and Asia, most of which have their own publications and annual seminars and congresses.
Several factors explain this dynamism. Perhaps the most important is the very maturity of our field. Various generations of Latin Americanists have produced an enormous, diverse, and sophisticated body of research, with a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity and to teaching about this important part of the world. Latin American studies has produced concepts and comparative knowledge that have helped people around the world to understand processes and problematics that go well beyond this region. For example, Latin Americanists have been at the forefront of debates about the difficult relationship between democracy, development, and dependence on natural resource exports—challenges faced around the globe. Migration, immigration, and the displacement of people due to political violence, war, and economic need are also deeply rooted phenomena in our region, and pioneering work from Latin America can shed light on comparable experiences in other regions today. Needless to say, Latin American studies also has much to contribute to discussions about populism and authoritarianism in their various forms in Europe and even the United States today.
With these contributions in mind, we propose that the overarching theme of the Barcelona LASA Congress be “Latin American Studies in a Globalized World”, and that we examine both how people in other regions study and perceive Latin America and how Latin American studies contributes to the understanding of comparable processes and issues around the globe.
PROGRAM TRACKSNames of Program Committee members are provided for information only. Direct your correspondence to the LASA Secretariat ONLY.AFR / Afro-Latin/Indigenous Peoples
Sofía Venturoli - Università di Torino
Alejandra Navarro - Universidad de Buenos AiresAGR / Agrarian and Rural Life
Guadalupe Rodríguez-Gómez - Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Occidente
Évelyne Mesclier - Institut Français d'Etudes Andine and Institut de Recherche pour le DéveloppementALA / Asia and Latin America
Ignacio López-Calvo - University of California, Merced
Shigeko Mato - Waseda University
Guo Jie - Peking UniversityART / Art, Archaeology, and Architecture
Alessia Frassani - Universiteit Leiden
Ananda Cohen-Aponte - Cornell UniversityBIO / Biodiversity, Natural Resources and Environment
Avecita Chicchón - Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation
Franck Poupeau - Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueCIT / Cities and Urban Studies
Omar Pereyra - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Jesús M. González Pérez - Universitat de les Illes BalearsCOL / Social Research in the Era of Analytics and Big Data
José Manuel Magallanes - University of Washington and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Ernesto Calvo - University of MarylandCSS / Civil Society and Social Movements
Gonzalo Delamaza - Universidad de Los Lagos
Adrian Gurza Lavalle - Universidade de São PauloCUL / Culture, Power and Political Subjectivities
Patricia Oliart - Newcastle University
Carles Feixa - Universitat de LleidaECO / Economics and Social Policies
Erica Simmons - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Lindsay Mayka - Colby CollegeEDU / Education and Educational Policies
Norberto Fernández Lamarra - Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero
Lorenza Villa Lever - Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoENE / Energy, Commodities and Development
Maritza Paredes Gonzales - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Matthew Amengual - Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEUR / Europe and Latin America
Robin Cavagnoud - Ponticia Universidad Católica del Perú
Hans-Jürgen Puhle - Goethe University, FrankfurtFIL / Film Studies
Michael Lazzara - University of California, Davis
Pablo Piedras - Universidad de Buenos Aires, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, and Universidad Nacional de las ArtesGEN / Gender and Feminisms
Jelke Boesten - King's College London
Margareth Rago - Universidade Estadual de CampinasHIS / History and Historiography
Antonio Escobar Ohmstede - Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Ciudad de México
Natalia Sobrevilla Perea - University of KentHUM / Human Rights and Memory
Maria Eugenia Ulfe - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Valérie Robin Azevedo - Université Paris DescartesILS / Interrogating Latin American Studies
Ignacio Sánchez Prado - Washington University, St. Louis
Cristián Castro - Universidad Diego PortalesINQ / Global Inequalities
Sérgio Costa - Freie Universität Berlin
Lena Lavinas - Universidade Federal do Río de JaneiroINT / International Relations
Carol Wise - University of Southern California
Cintia Quiliconi - Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, EcuadorLAB / Labor Studies and Class Relations
Paulo Drinot - University College London
Delphine Mercier - Laboratoire d'Economie et de Sociologie du Travail and Aix-Marseille UniversitéLAW / Law, Rights and Citizenship
Jorge González-Jácome - Universidad de los Andes
LaDawn Haglund - Arizona State UniversityLSN / Literary Studies: Colonial and 19th Century
Vanesa Miseres - University of Notre Dame
Ivonne del Valle - University of California, BerkeleyLST / Literary Studies: Contemporary
Claudia Salazar - The City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Susanne Klengel - Freie Universität BerlinLTC / Literature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Maricruz Castro-Ricalde - Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Paola Cortés-Rocca - Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y TécnicasMAS / Mass Media and Popular Culture
Susana Kaiser - University of San Francisco
Mariana De Maio - Lehigh UniversityMBD / Migration, Latinos, Diásporas
Jorge Durand - Universidad de Guadalajara
Sònia Parella Rubio - Universidad Autónoma de BarcelonaOTS / Otros Saberes and Alternative Methods
Mariana Mora - Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social, Mexico
Angela Stuesse - University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPER / Performance and Visual Culture
Lisa Blackmore - University of Essex
Liliana Gómez-Popescu - Universität ZürichPIP / Political Institutions and Processes
Ezequiel Gonzalez Ocantos - Univesity of Oxford
Julio Ríos Figueroa - Centro de Investigación y Docencia EconómicasPPP/ Politics and Public Policy
John Polga-Hecimovich - United States Naval Academy
Lorenza Fontana - Harvard UniversityREL / Religions and Spirituality
Jennifer Scheper Hughes - University of California, Riverside
Valentina Napolitano - University of TorontoSAS / Sport and Society
David Wood - University of Sheffield
Pablo Alabarces - Universidad de Buenos Aires and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y TécnicasSLS / Sexualities and LGBTQ Studies
Joseph M. Pierce - State University of New York, Stony Brook
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel - Rutgers UniversitySMP / States, Markets and Political Economy
Eduardo Dargent - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Alisha Holland - Princeton UniversityTRA / Globalization and Transnationalism
Ana Melisa Pardo - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Petra Rivera-Rideau - Wellesley CollegeVIO / Violence and (in)Security
Sebastian Huhn - Osnabrueck University
Angelika Rettberg - Universidad de los Andes
Lucía Dammert - Universidad de Santiago de Chile
LASA2018 – XXXVI INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
BARCELONA, SPAIN / MAY 23 – 26, 2018
Call for Papers
You are invited to submit a paper or panel proposal addressing either the congress theme or any topic related to the program tracks. LASA also invites requests for travel grants from paper presenters who qualify. Visit the LASA website for eligibility criteria. All proposals for papers, panels, and travel grants must be submitted to the LASA Secretariat via the online proposal system by September 7, 2017, 5 pm EDT.
The deadline to submit proposals is September 7, 2017, 5 pm EDT.
Proposal forms and instructions will be available on the LASA website: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu. No submissions by regular mail will be accepted. A confirmation email will be immediately sent once the proposal is submitted successfully. Otherwise, contact the LASA Secretariat before the deadline for confirmation.
All participants will be required to preregister for the Congress.
PROGRAM TRACKS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Select the most appropriate track for your proposal from the following list and enter it in the designated place in the submission system. It can only be submitted to one track. Names of Program Committee members are provided for information only. Direct your correspondence to the LASA Secretariat ONLY.
Submission InstructionsTo check if the participants/authors in your proposal are current LASA members, please visit the Online Membership Database. (Only current members have access to the database.)
*All participants need to be current LASA members* What information do I need to submit a proposal? Download our proposal aid (PDF).
Please select the submission process instructions for the proposal/event you would like to submit for LASA2018:
- Individual Proposal (PDF)
- Panel Proposal (PDF)
- Roundtable (PDF)
- Sections: Section Chairs please contact LASA at firstname.lastname@example.org for Section proposal submission instructions.
Guidelines for SubmissionThank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for LASA2018: Latin American Studies in a Globalized World, taking place from May 23rd to May 26th in Barcelona, Spain. We are delighted that you have chosen to participate actively in this congress and we look forward to reading your proposal.
When submitting proposals, please follow the five participation rules described below:
Rule 1: Participation Limitation
- LASA Participants are limited to one paper per congress, no exceptions. If a participant has submitted an individual proposal, s/he may not be added to a panel proposal. Additionally, if a participant is a co-author, that paper counts as the only paper.
- Participants can only have two active participations per congress. Being an organizer does not count towards these participations. The participation may take the form of paper presenter, presenter in a roundtable, presenter in a workshop, discussant or chair. A participant is able to present in a workshop or roundtable and a panel. (Section members are allowed a 3rd active participation in a section panel though the one paper rule still applies).
- Panel proposals must have a minimum of three papers and a maximum of five papers. Workshop and roundtable proposals must have a minimum of two participants and there is no maximum.
- Travel grant requests can only be sent by the participant requesting the grant and can only be given to individuals who have a paper accepted in the congress and to those who have not received a travel grant in the last three congresses. * This includes candidates who did not cancel their participation with LASA and therefore did not claim their assigned grant and those who cancelled last minute eliminating the opportunity for another participant to receive the grant.
Rule 2: Membership RequirementThe following rules are related specifically to the type of submission:
- Individual submissions: The individual submitter and co-author(s) must be/become current LASA members in order to submit a proposal and travel grant request(s). Each co-author must send a separate travel grant request.
- Panel submissions: All participants in the panel must be/become current LASA members in order to be included in the proposal. All panelists, as LASA members, can submit their individual travel grant requests.
- Workshop or Roundtable submissions: All participants must be current LASA members in order to be included in the proposal. No workshop/roundtable participants may request a travel grant unless they also have a paper in the congress.
- Section submissions: All participants must be current LASA members and current members of the specific section where they intend to participate.
Rule 3: PreregistrationOnce a proposal has been approved, all participants are required to register for the congress. Please remember that registration is a different fee from the membership fee. Preregistration must take place before Friday, March 15th, 2018 (17:00 hrs EDT). If the participant does not register by this deadline, they may be removed from the Program. Additionally, panels may be cancelled or changed due to insufficient paper presenters.
Rule 4: Paper DeliveryAs a paper presenter, you have two important obligations:
- To ensure that the members of your panel, especially discussants, receive your paper in time to read it carefully prior to the meeting; and
- To submit your paper for congress proceedings and memories. Note: Your paper should not be considered published because it is posted online.