New ILASSA Leadership

ILASSA elected a new group of leaders on December 5! We apologize for these belated congratulations.

President: Rebecca Jackson

Vice President: Cynthia Rubio Pelayo

Secretary: Raiye Adeleye

Treasurer: Devin Oliver

Social Chair: Micaela Machicote

Mago de Tecnologia: Brian Eggert

Conference Chair: Yoalli Rodriguez Aguilera, Prisca Gayles

GSA Rep: Kathryn McDonald

ILASSA 35 Keynote Speaker Announced

We are excited to announce the keynote speaker for ILASSA 35, Danelly Estupiñan Valencia, Colombian activist from the port city of Buenaventura working on issues of black women’s rights and member of the Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN). More information to come.

ALSO! Don’t forget to confirm your registration for the ILASSA 35 conference by this Sunday, December 21st.
Email us at if you have questions or concerns.

Abstract Decisions Sent

Abstract decisions have been sent out for ILASSA 35 Conference! If you submitted a proposal for consideration but have not received an email about the status of your abstract, please email

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

33 Nino - MariThe deadline for abstract submissions for the 35th ILASSA Conference, A Levantar La Voz: Challenging Doctrine and Dogma, has been extended to midnight of Thursday, November 20 [that’s technically 12:00 AM on Friday]. See the Conference Page for details and to submit.

Atención: la fecha límite para la presentación de propuestas se ha extendido a la medianoche del 20 de noviembre.

Atenção: O prazo para submissão de resumos foi prorrogado até meia-noite de quinta-feira, novembro 20.

ILASSA Leadership Elections

With the end of the semester approaching, it is time to elect the next ILASSA leadership!!
The process is as follows: 
1)  Nominations are open until Friday, November 28th 
  • You can nominate yourself or someone else
  • Send your nominations to Frank (
  • Nominations will be kept anonymous.
  • Individuals nominated will be asked if they accept their nomination.
2) The Election will take place at the last ILASSA Meeting on Friday, December 5th
  • The ballots for the election will be emailed out electronically on Monday, December, 1st
  • The polls will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 5th
  • And the new ILASSA Leadership announced at the meeting.
The positions include:
Meeting moderator and external affairs, including GSA.
Vice President 
 Internal LLILAS affairs, including Cabildo
Keeping minutes, and maintaining proposals decided at meetings
Maintaining the ILASSA Bank Account
Social Chair
Organizing social events, including happy hours
Mago de Tecnologia 
Maintaining ILASSA website and email listservs
Conference Chairs 
Two person position in charge of everything concerning the ILASSA Conference
The role of each position is open to interpretation by the incoming leadership. Feel free to ask the current leadership how we have interpreted our positions, but ILASSA is what you make of it.

Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching for ILASSA Conference

November 14 is the deadline for submitting abstracts for consideration for the 2015 ILASSA Conference.  Click here for more information.

A Levantar La Voz: Challenging Doctrine and Dogma
ILASSA 35 Student Conference: University of Texas, Austin

February 26th, 2015– February 28th, 2015
Deadline for Submissions: November 14th 2014
Length of Submission: 250 words or less

A list of other conferences on Latin America and the Caribbean can be found on the Links page.