Tulane Affiliates Participate in Annual LASA 2023 Congress

The Latin American Studies Association annual conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada from May 24 - 27, 2023. Latin Americanists across Tulane University will share their research to coincide with this year's theme, América Latina y el Caribe: Pensar, Representar y Luchar por los Derechos. Over the course of the four days, more than 25 scholars from across campus will engage in panel discussions, the annual LASA film festival, roundtables, the Gran Baile, the Book Exhibition and a special Book Launch reception on Thursday evening (see below). If you are at LASA this year, please come out and support your colleagues by checking out the list below. 

All times of sessions posted below are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). You may download the FULL LASA program here.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Whiteness, Power, and Racial Formations in Brazil (089 // RAC - Panel - Wednesday, 05:15 pm - 06:45 pm) Session Organizer: Mauro P. Porto | Chair: Mauro P. Porto | Mauro P. Porto: “Mirrors of Whiteness: Domestic Workers and Middle-Class Subjectivity in the Telenovela Cheias de Charme”


Thursday, May 25, 2023

Literatura, cultura popular, lucha libre y sexualidad en Mexico (128 // SLS - Panel - Thursday, 08:30 am - 10:00 am) Session Organizer: Catherine L. Prechtel | Catherine L. Prechtel: “‘¡Beso! ¡Beso!’: Interrogating Mexican Exótico Wrestlers’ Use of the ‘Beso’ and its Intersections with Performances of Gender and Sexuality”

Comunicación y cultura popular (150 // MED - Panel - Thursday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am) Chair: Eli Hunter | Eli Hunter: “Contending Nationalisms in Cuban Baseball”

Publishing in the Latin American Research Review (Thursday, May 25 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (PT) VCC West, Level 2, Room 202) Presenters: Antonio Gómez

Arte, literatura y periodismo en contextos autoritarios (202 // PRE - Roundtable - Thursday, 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm) Event Co-Sponsored by Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Institutional practices and discourses in Argentine film, 1930-present (222 // FIL - Panel - Thursday, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm) Alejandro Kelly Hopfenblatt: “Argentine State surveillance of Axis forces’ involvement in the local cinematographic field during World War II”

Remapeando el espacio comunal y urbano en expresiones artísticas en Brasil (240 // ART - Panel - Thursday, 12:00 pm- 01:30 pm) Carolina Helena Timoteo de Oliveira: “When and Where: The Intersections of Time and Place in Afro-Mineiro Musical Practices”

Confronting Multiple Crises: Lessons from the Social Policy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (253 // PUB -Roundtable - Thursday, 01:45 pm - 03:15 pm) Presenters: Nora Lustig

Regimes of Visibility in Latin America (283 // CUL - Panel - Thursday, 01:45 pm - 03:15 pm) Session Organizer: Camilo Gonzalez Santos | Camilo Gonzalez Santos: “From May 1968 to the Covid-19 pandemic: ageism, gerontophobia, and pro-youth culture”

The Political Economy of Natural Resource Extraction (290 // ECO - Panel - Thursday, 01:45 pm - 03:15 pm) Discussant: Andres A. Sandoval | Andres A. Sandoval: “Opposition and Support for Mining: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Peru”

Asociación ilícita: State Violence and Relationship Building in Research (305 // CUL - Workshop - Thursday, 03:30 pm-05:00 pm) Presenters: Luisa H. Goncalves de Melo

Brazil's Political Economy (308 // ECO - Panel - Thursday, 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm) Ezra Spira-Cohen: “Historical, Legal, and Institutional Aspects of Land Governance in Brazil”

Conflicto ambiental, movimientos sociales y desastres en América Latina (312 // CIV - Panel - Thursday, 03:30 pm-05:00 pm) Zarai Toledo Orozco: “Social Movements Extractivism, and the Politics of Policy Implementation”

The Effects of Information and Communication Technologies on Campaigns and Party Organizations in Latin America (337 // POL - Panel - Thursday, 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm) Discussant: Virginia Oliveros

What We Know and What is Next: Present and Future of Institutional Studies in Latin America (391 // SEC - LASA Section Roundtable - Thursday, 05:15 pm - 06:45 pm) Presenters: Virginia Oliveros

Bodily resistance, subversions, and masculinity in independent Cuban cinema and music videos (352 // BCP - Panel - Thursday, 05:15 pm - 06:45 pm) Chair: Ana M. Lopez | Ana M. Lopez: “Discontent: Masculinity under Duress in the Revolution” Lauren Romaguera: “An Anthem of Greater Cuba: Nationhood, Identity, and Cubanidad in Gente de Zona’s ‘Patria y Vida’”

Contemporary Mexican Fiction (364 // LIT - Panel - Thursday, 05:15 pm - 06:45 pm) Aroldo Nery: “From Agriculture to Agribusiness in Latin America: Cartography of the Monocrop through Temporada de huracanes (2017), by Fernanda Melchor”

Partidos políticos y sistemas de partidos: unidad, vínculo político e identidad (387 // POL - Panel - Thursday, 05:15 pm - 06:45 pm) Fabio Resmini and Eduardo Silva “What is Left? Party Linkages and the Legacies of Pink Tide Era Incorporation Projects”

BOOK LAUNCH COCKTAIL HOUR: Invitation for a cocktail at LASA2023 to launch two new books: The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela edited by David Smilde, Veronica Zubillaga, and Rebecca Hanson and Mirrors of Whiteness by Mauro P. Porto (5:15 pm at University of Pittsburgh Press booth (FB02) at the Book Exhibition)


Friday, May 26, 2023

New Work on Latin America in Studies in Comparative Energy and Environmental Politics (Oxford University Press Series) (473 // ENV - Roundtable - Friday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am) Presenters: Moisés Arce

The Challenge of Inclusive Growth in Contemporary Latin America (486 // ECO - Panel - Friday, 10:15 am - 11:45 am) Nora Lustig: “Inequality in Latin America: Back to the Usual?”

Democratización y resiliencia: el rol de la cultura democrática (504 // DEM - Panel - Friday, 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm) Chair: Martin Mejia: “Latin American on the Political thought of Guillermo O'Donnell”

Intervenciones musicales en el panorama político latinoamericano (516 // ART - Panel - Friday, 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm) Michael D. Bromberg: “Rhyming With a Shifting Landscape: Improvised Reactions to Petro’s Inauguration During Medellin’s National Trova Festival in August 2022”

Understanding Authoritarianism in Latin America: incumbent strategies, defections, and mobilization (538 // DEM - Panel - Friday, 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm) David A. Smilde: “Más allá de la justicia versus la paz: víctimas de la violencia policial y la búsqueda de democratización en Venezuela

Distopía, apocalipsis y ciencia ficción en el siglo XXI: Imaginar nuevos derechos (606 // BCP - Panel - Friday, 03:30 pm -05:00 pm) Maria E. Baez: “La desconexión como apocalipsis y el futuro postpandémico: un análisis del podcast 'Caso 63'”

Justicia y fuerzas de seguridad en torno a la representación política (616 // POL - Panel - Friday, 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm) Igor Acacio: “Crime, civilian control over the military and military propensity: explaining military deployment for public security missions in Latin American democracies”


Saturday, May 27, 2023

Comparative Political Economy in Latin America (837 // ECO - Panel - Saturday, 01:45 pm - 03:15 pm) Discussants: Emilia Simison | Emilia Simison: “If there is a lot of screaming: economic crises, regime type changes, and policy change”

Ecocritical Approaches to the Conflict in Colombia (882 // LIT - Panel - Saturday, 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm) Chair: Barbara Xavier Franca | Barbara Xavier Franca: “Pensar con el territorio en la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea: reflexiones desde la presencia de las plantas psicoactivas en la ficción de Juan Cárdenas” 


For more information or to add to this list, please contact us at rtsclas@tulane.edu or 504.865.5164.