UT Austin Represented at 2013 Latin American Studies Association Congress
Posted: June 5, 2013
Each spring, specialists in Latin American Studies come together for the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) to present and discuss cutting-edge research on the region. LASA is a professional association with more than 7,000 members that brings together experts from various disciplines and professions to advance the discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America and the Caribbean.
This year’s congress, the thirty-first, was titled Towards a New Social Contract? and took place in Washington, D.C., May 29–June 1. The University of Texas at Austin was represented by at least sixty participants including staff, alumni, students, and faculty—the largest delegation from any university. UT participants served as organizers, chairs, discussants, and presenters in a variety of the almost 900 sessions that were offered. At the conclusion of the congress, LLILAS hosted a reception for alumni and friends, providing an opportunity for those living in the Washington area or attending the congress from other cities to visit and network.
Preparations for the thirty-second International Congress are under way. Titled Democracy and Memory, the congress will take place in Chicago May 21–24, 2014. UT Professor of Government Raúl Madrid will serve as Program Co-Chair. We encourage everyone to submit a proposal for a paper or panel from June 17–September 3, 2013. In mid-June more information regarding LASA 2014 will be available on the LASA website.