Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Association

LALISA (Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Association of the Pacific Northwest) was formed in the Fall of 2013 in the framework of
the yearly retreat sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and the Northwest Five Consortium. At this event a group of professors from Lewis & Clark,
Reed College, the University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, and Willamette University realized the necessity of having an organization that
would foster projects that involved sharing research, resources, and opportunities. Specifically, this association promotes collaborative ventures
including workshops, study groups, curriculum development, speaker series, faculty exchanges, study abroad programs, and a regional conference.

In addition to from promoting activities beneficial to our students, the organization fosters contact with the community at large. In this direction,
we have been working on various projects, such as the visit of the prize wining Cuban author Leonardo Padura, who presented his latest novel,
El hombre que amaba los perros,
at the Glyph café in Portland (November, 2014), and the presentation of joint panels at the Spanish Matters
Colloquium in Bellingham (April, 2014) and at the University of Puget Sound (April, 2015).

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