PLEASE NOTE: All conference presenters and participants must pay membership dues and registration fees by June 8, 2020. Failure to pay membership dues and registration fees by June 8, 2020 will result in your not being listed in the program. Be sure to visit the Membership FAQ before contacting us.
Join the LSA community by becoming a member today.
(Membership is processed by OpenWater vendor. You will be redirected to their website.)
Our main objective is to bring Latinx studies scholars, students, publishers, journals, associations, community organizations and organizers, activists, artists, and filmmakers together in dialogue and community every two years. As a young association, the LSA and our membership is tied to conference participation in order to foster great community among artists, activists, and academics dedicated to the life and experience of Latina/o/x communities. Membership is required to participate in the conference.
Beyond access to the conference, membership includes information related to job postings and post-doctoral fellowships as well as CFPs from various academic organizations. We have also organized webinars on pressing topics that impact Latinx communities and on professionalization issues as well. In the future and as our membership and conference participation grow, we will have a newsletter, a database for accessing other Latinx scholars, and links to Latinx journals and publishers who are interested in Latinx topics. Thank you for your interest in the Latina/o Studies Association and hope you will join us in establishing the LSA as an integral organization in our profession and our communities.
We always welcome volunteers for multiple committees. These opportunities offer a chance to connect with other scholars in the field and begin to establish supportive academic and professional networks. These opportunities will be advertised through LSA emails. Volunteer activities may include participating in the organization of conferences, building our web presence, and maintaining our social media platforms.
Executive Committee Officers are elected by LSA members. Every other Spring and immediately before the biennial conference, a call for nominations is sent to the membership. Individuals are free to nominate themselves.