La Selva (The Jungle), 1943. Wilfredo Lam (Cuban), 1902-1982.
LALISA (Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies Association) is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in Latin American, Latino, or Iberian studies. Founded in 2013 by faculty members from Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, the University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, and Willamette University, with support from the Northwest Five Consortium and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, LALISA aims to share research, resources, and opportunities in these areas of study and to foster productive professional relationships and exchanges both between its members and with the community at large. 


LALISA III April 6-7, 2018 Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR 

Soon to come, registration process

Bridges and Walls / Muros y Puentes

The third annual LALISA conference to be held at Lewis & Clark College invites inquiry on topics including, but not limited to, movement, migration, borders, resistance, networks, economies, identities, solidarity, dialogues, and translation, as explored in local, national, transnational, and transatlantic studies. As a multidisciplinary association and conference, LALISA invites participation from a wide range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.

Past Conference

The second congress of LALISA, "Peripheral Mappings: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity" was held April 13–15, 2017 at the University of Oregon in Eugene

Visit the UO conference website to learn more about the Congress and register.

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