Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Tulane University Latin Americanists participate in LASA 2019

May 21st, 2019

The 2019 International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, from Thursday, May 24 until Monday, May 27, 2019. The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the world’s premier forum for expert discussion on Latin America and the Caribbean. LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors across the globe. The 2019 conference Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion strives to invoke and expand the message of José Martí’s essay Nuestra América (1891) to promote a hemispheric vision of justice and inclusion. This year’s theme is of particular importance during an era when global politics is too often built around walls and securing borders and not on fostering social justice and democracy.

We are proud to support the Tulane University professors, graduate students, and affiliates who will be presenting at this year’s conference. View the entire program here. Do not forget to keep up-to-date on the conference using the hashtag #LASA2019.


Mapping Race, Gendering Place: Analyzing Bahia’s Black Feminine Identity (040 // CUL – Panel – Friday, 9:00am – 10:30am, SB, Hampton A)
  • Vanessa Castaneda: A Bahia Tem Dende: Examining the Conceptualization and Implications of Notions of Africanity through the Figure of the Baiana
La mutación criminal en la era post Chávez (160 // SECLASA Section Panel – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, SB Clarendon)
  • David A. Smilde: The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela
Latin American Populism in Comparative Perspective: Theory and Practice (391 // PIP – Panel – Saturday, 9:00am – 10:30am, MCP Wellesley)
  • Justin Wolfe: Of “Tranques” and “Camisas Azules”: Revolutionary and Populist Symbols and the Contemporary Crisis in Nicaragua
State Responses to Venezuelan and Central American Refugees and Migrants (421 // INV – Panel – Saturday, 9:00am – 10:30am, MCP Salon E)
  • Presenters: David A Smilde
Reclamation, Revision, Resistance: Feminism and the Maternal in Post-1968 Latinx and Latin American Art Session (476 // ART – Panel – Saturday, 10:45am – 12:15pm, MCP Harvard)
  • Organizers: Sophie Halart de la Forest, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez and Erin McCutcheon, Tulane University
  • Erin L. McCutcheon: Instructional Objects: Mónica Mayer’s Maruca (la mala madre) and Maternal Performativity in Mexico
40 anos da Lei de Anistia: A luta por verdade, memória e justiça no Brasil (493 // SECLASA Section Panel – Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, SB Clarendon)
  • Rebecca J Atencio: Memorializing Marielle: An Analysis of Artistic and Poetic Tributes to Marielle Franco
Activismo, ética, performatividad: agendas de cine y teatro documentales (Cono Sur, ca. 2010) (554 // FIL – Panel – Saturday, 2:15pm – 3:45pm, MCP Berkeley)
  • Antonio D Gómez: Albertina Carri, el héroe, el yo post-K: Cuatreros (2016)
Campaigns and Voters in Developing Democracies: Argentina in Comparative Perspective (616 // PIP – Roundtable – Saturday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, MCP Columbus 1)
  • Session Organizers: Virginia Oliveros
De monstruas y animals (678 // LTC – Panel – Saturday, 5:45pm – 7:15pm, MCP Salon J)
  • Session Organizer: Maureen E Shea
  • Chair: Maureen E. Shea
  • Maureen E. Shea: Seeking our Humanness through Animals in Latin American Literature
New Approaches to Contentious Politics in Chile and Bolivia (710 // PIP – Panel – Saturday, 5:45pm – 7:15pm, MCP Suffolk)
  • Discussant: Maria Akchurin
Corruption and Accountability in Latin America (745 // PIP – Panel – Sunday, 9:00am – 10:30am, MCP Suffolk)
  • Chair: Virginia Oliveros
Economic, Geopolitical, and Ideological Transformations in Iberian Colonial Landscapes (802 // LTC – Panel – Sunday, 10:45am – 12:15pm, MCP Salon K)
  • Session Organizers: Raúl Alencar
  • Chair: Raúl Alencar
  • Raúl Alencar: Negotiate, Adapt and Mingle: The Merchants of SaintMalo in Lima (1710-1720)
Extractive Industries, Social Movements, and Policy Implementation (Part I) (809 // CSS – Panel – Sunday, 10:45am – 12:15pm, MCP Simmons)
  • Session Organizers: Eduardo Silva, Maria Akchurin
  • Chair: Eduardo Silva
  • Ludovico Feoli: Mega-hydro vs a Diversified Matrix: Social Mobilization and Energy Policy in Costa Rica
Extractive Industries, Social Movements, and Policy Implementation (Part II) (874 // CSS – Panel – Sunday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, MCP Simmons)
  • Sponsor: Center for Inter-American Policy & Research, Tulane University
  • Session Organizers: Eduardo Silva, Maria Akchurin
  • Chair: Ludovico Feoli
  • Eduardo Silva: Megaprojects and the Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental in Chile: Implementation, Contentious Action, and Reform
  • Maria Akchurin: Environmental Tribunals and the Judicialization of Socioenvironmental Conflicts in Chile
“Escucha a Ella”: Indigenous Women’s Narratives in Mexico and Central America (1175 // ILL – Panel – Monday, 10:45am – 12:15pm, MCP Salon D)
  • Session Organizers: Hannah Palmer
  • Hannah Palmer: “Sa’atal u páakat”: The Critique of Authority in Sol Ceh Moo’s X Tabita. Chan chúupal”
Asia and Latin America: Transpacific Imaginaries (1334 // LPR – Panel – Monday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, SB Gardner B)
  • Chair: Allison E. White
  • Allison E. White: Queer (Mis)communications: Orientalism as Latin American dialogue
Cuba and the Global South (1340 // LTC – Panel – Monday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, MCP Salon J
  • Chair: Marilyn G. Miller
  • Marilyn G. Miller: ‘Allá en tierras del Sur’: Civility and Barbarism in José Martí’s New Orleans
Colonial Technologies and the Emergence of Latin America (1393 // SECLASA Section Panel – Monday, 5:45pm – 7:15pm, SB Kent)
  • Handy Acosta: Copper Smelting and Charcoal Making: Technology and Knowledge Transfer in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Cuba


The Expanded Political Arena of Participatory Politics in Latin America (484 // PIP – Roundtable – Saturday, 10:45am – 12:15pm, MCP Massachusetts)
  • Discussant: Eduardo Silva
General Latin America + People
Pierre Buekens
W.H. Watkins Professor of Epidemiology - Public Health and Tropical Medicine