Today in New York City, the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) opens its fiftieth annual meeting. The inaugural LASA Congress took place in New York in 1966. LASA at 50 will assess the evolution of Latin American studies over the past half century, paying special attention to how the locus of the field has changed in terms of transnational actors and flows and the shaping of new identities. At the same time, the event will also explore the challenges of creating a more participatory, diverse, and socially just future for the region and its interlocutors.
In honor of LASA’s fiftieth anniversary, we were pleased to donate to the 50 for 50 campaign. The campaign supports travel scholarships so that students and scholars from Latin America can afford to attend the meeting. We encourage our readers to donate too! This year we are also pleased to offer a complete set of our Latin America Readers at the LASA Gala Silent Auction. The twelve books have a retail value of over $300 but you can bid now starting at $125!
We’ve been proud to be a part of the annual LASA Congress for decades. It’s long been an important venue for us to display and sell our books and journals and to meet with authors past, present, and future. This year is no exception. Come visit us at Booth 114 at the Book Exhibit and check out our ad in the conference program. All books will be 30% off. Follow us on Twitter during the conference to see pictures of our authors with their books and to get special offers.