Subnational Politics and Society

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

News & Notes

Section news for social media and website

Jun 6, 2019

During LASA 2019

The Subnational Politics and Society section sponsored a panel on

"Violence, crime and insecurity in Latin America from a subnational perspective" that was the result of an open call for papers.

The participants included:

  • Juan Albarracín (ICESI, Cali)
  • Laura Iesue (University of Miami)
  • Cecilia Farfán (US-Mexico Center, UCSD)
  • Nicholas Barnes (Brown University)
  • The discussant was professor Richard Snyder (Brown University).

We received many great proposals for our sponsored panel so the section sponsored a second panel on

“Violence, Crime, and inequalities in Latin America” with papers from:

  • Daniel Zizumbo (CIDE, Aguascalientes)
  • Giancarlo Visconti (Duke University)
  • Angélica Durán-Martínez (University of Massachusetts-Lowell).
  • The discussant was Janice Gallagher (Rutgers University, Newark)

Congratulations to the winners of the Subnational Politics and Society travel grant for LASA 2019

  • Laura Iesue (University of Miami)
  • Tomas Dosek (Universidad Católica de Chile)

The Subnational Politics and Society section congratulates section members

  • Eduardo Moncada
  • Agustina Giraudy, and
  • Richard Snyder for the publication of their edited volume Inside Countries: Subnational Research in Comparative Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Their achievement was highlighted at the business section meeting.

We invite our section members and non-section members to join our new Facebook page ( and to follow us on our new twitter account (@LasaSubnatPolit).

Also, share with us news about publications and events that are relevant for the section and we will be happy to share them.