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LASA is the most important and largest organization in the world dedicated to the study of Latin America.

The 2022 Conference will be Virtual (May 5-8)

The CLAS is offering ten $100 subsidies to Rutgers based faculty and graduate students who register for LASA.  Please check in with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in applying.  Requirement is you write us a brief report on anything you did, found interesting, presented, observed or learned....


From the Latino Studies Section of  Lasa

LASA 2022 is around the corner. We look forward to seeing you at our sponsored panels and roundtables!

Please note that all times are U.S. Pacific Time:

Thursday, May 5, 2:00-3:30 PM PT
Session: Latinx Studies: A Look Back at the Discipline in the Pandemic Era

Session Organizer and Chair: Sarah Quesada, Duke University
Discussant: Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, New York University
“Latinx Studies from a Latin American Studies ‘National Resource Center’ (Title VI) Perspective,” Marta Caminero-Santangelo, University of Kansas
“Trends in Publishing in Latino Studies Over the Last 25 Years,” Lourdes Torres, DePaul University
“Latinx Studies Beyond the Pandemic,” Julie Minich, University of Texas at Austin
“Latinx Studies contributions to bilingual journalism programs in the United States,” Jessica Retis, University of Arizona

Friday, May 6, 12:00-1:30 PM PT
Roundtable: Post-Trauma? Exploring the Current Moment Beyond Trump and the Pandemic
Session Organizer and Chair: Eric Macias, SUNY at Albany
Megan Bailon, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Benoit Vallée, University of Albany, SUNY
William Orchard, Queens College/CUNY
Yadira Gomez, Texas A&M University
Eric Macias, SUNY at Albany
Melisa Argañaraz Gomez, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Saturday, May 7, 10:00-11:30 AM PT
Roundtable: Speculative Latinx and Latinx Horrors
Session Organizer and Chair: Maia Gil’Adí, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Gretchen Selcke, Vanderbilt University
Marcela Di Blasi, Dartmouth College
Kathryn Houston, University of British Columbia
Regina Mills, Texas A&M University
Racheal Fulford, University of Georgia

Latinx Section Business Meeting and Award Ceremony: Friday, May 6, 6:00-7:30 PM PT