The Latin American Studies Associati on (lasa) is the largest professional
Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the
study of Latin America. With over 5,500 members, thirty-five 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.
The Latin American Research Review (LARR) is an interdisciplinary journal
that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin
America and the Caribbean. LARR has been the official scholarly journal
of the Latin American Studies Association since 1966. It is published
three times a year and considers articles for publication in English,
Spanish, and Portuguese. Today, LARR is the leading interdisciplinary
journal of its kind, with a long history of influencing not only how people
think about and conduct research on Latin America, but also other parts
of the world as well.
Every eighteen months, specialists on Latin
America gather at the LASA International
Congress. Featuring over 1,000 sessions,
including plenary sessions and informal
meetings, the Congress is the world’s premier
forum for expert discussion on Latin America
and the Caribbean. The next International
Congress – LASA2009 – will be held in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11-14, 2009.