A note from your APSA Latino Caucus Officers:
Congratulations and thank you to our new executive leadership. Marcela García-Castañon takes over as president for the 2020-2021 year, Jeronimo Cortina was elected as our new vice-president, Ivy Cargile (secretary), Jason Casellas (treasurer), and Julia Marin Hellwege (communications director, title change) remain in their posts.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our panel “Latino Identity, Racism, and Vulnerability” (use passcode d8Vdv*Bh to view a recording). Panelists included Randy Villegas (UCSC), Rachel Torres (Univ. of Iowa), and Estefania Castañeda Péréz (UCLA).
One important note is that we need at least 35 members to remain as an affiliated APSA Related Group (we should be able to do even better…). So please be sure to sign up through the portal and pay your dues (and/or make a donation!).
Looking ahead to 2021, we are also excited to share our next year’s call for proposals:
Latino/a/x scholars and scholars of this community have regularly been at the forefront of research that promotes a wide variety of theoretical approaches, interdisciplinary angles, and methodological innovation. The 2021 APSA theme, Promoting Pluralism, calls for an opportunity to showcase the diversity of scholarship produced by members of our caucus. For the 2021 Annual Meeting, we are particularly looking for proposals that make use of the richness of theory and methods in their application to Latino/a/x politics. We are interested in seeing papers that relate to current debates and events in Latino politics including the role of Latinas/os/x in the 2020 election, effects of COVID-19 on the Latino community, race relations and inter-group dynamics, criminal justice and policing of Black and Brown bodies, Latino/a/x political activism, Latinas/os/x and the politics of sexuality, and issues of immigration- particularly as related to DACA and border politics.
The Latino Caucus in Political Science, also known as El Sector Latino de Ciencia Politica, was established to both promote and protect the professional development and well-being of Latina/os in political science and those interested in the study of Latina/o Politics. Founded on September 4, 1998 at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Latino Caucus is an officially recognized Related Group of the APSA. The five elected officers are responsible for informing and involving the general membership regarding all matters related to the mission of the Caucus. To learn more about the Caucus, click here.
Award winners announced!
Thank you to the committees for your service