Publications & Research

Publications & Research Committee
Chair: Liesl Picard, Florida International University
Members: Paloma Díaz, University of Texas-Austin
Emily Holley, Michigan State University
Julie Kline, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bryan Pitts, University of California-Los Angeles
Marcela Vasquez-Leon, University of Arizona

The primary responsibility of the Publications & Research Committee of CLASP is to oversee the Commissioned Papers Series, manage the organization’s website and social media platforms and administer CLASP’s Faculty Research and Professional Development Grant. The CLASP website serves as a vehicle for promoting collaboration and exchange between Latin American Studies programs and is a clearing house for information about relevant summer language programs and teaching, research and outreach resources.

Duties of the Publications Committee chair and members include:
  • Oversee the management and coordination of the CLASP website
  • Solicit submissions for the Commissioned Papers Series
  • Review and post final products of Commissioned Papers Series to the CLASP website
  • Pursue additional publication opportunities for CLASP including, but not limited to, additional features on the CLASP website
  • Manage and promote CLASP research and professional development opportunities

CLASP Commissioned Papers will meet the following criteria:

  • Direct relevance to the CLASP mission
  • Likelihood for broad application among CLASP member institutions
  • Ability to have a measured impact on the strengthening of Latin American Studies programs
  • Contribution to new scholarship in given field

Contributing authors will be nominated by members of the CLASP Executive Committee; recommendations from CLASP members, including self-nominations, are encouraged as well.

Other details:
  • 1 award/year
  • $500/award
  • Editorial guidelines: Non-restricted publication rights; Times New Roman; 12 pt.; 10+ pages; Papers must be submitted in final draft format; Brief narrative bio of the author submitted with paper

Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.