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New members will receive a welcome email as soon as their membership has been processed by LASA staff. This process usually takes a couple of days. Your access to LASA Members area will begin as soon as you receive your welcome confirmation letter.
You'll start receiving journals as soon as the next issue publishes. When you become a member or renew late in the year, you are sent back issues of all publications, such as LARR.
Sections exist to promote the common interest of Association members in specific areas of Latin American studies. They provide an opportunity for groups of LASA members who share a common interest in a particular thematic or regional field to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices. Sections provide the membership with outlets for research and opportunities for scholarship. Sections help encourage the study of political science. They have become a vital part of the Association by sponsoring panels at the Annual Meeting, producing informative newsletters, and recognizing scholarly achievements of their members.
They are a means of increasing communication and interaction among persons of similar interests within the framework of the larger organization. They help to broaden involvement in LASA, to democratize leadership selection in LASA activities, and to make LASA more participatory and responsive to constituencies. Through active Section membership individuals may receive recognition for accomplishments in their specialty and also ensure that their interests in their sub-field are recognized in the program at LASA Congresses and in other activities of the Association.
The Manual on LASA Sections may be downloaded here.
No - family membership can only be used if your spouse or partner is a Professional or Life Member of LASA.
Yes. Membership may be cancelled by contacting the LASA membership department by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org ; however, LASA does not offer refunds for cancelled memberships.
Please double check that you are a current member. If so, make certain that your password is entered correctly. Note that in some fonts the capitalized "i" and the lower case "L" look identical.
You can also pay with money orders, checks, traveler’s checks, and PayPal.
Membership will be effective for 1 year from the date your payment is processed.
You may add sections to your current membership online by following these steps: