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Latin America Research Group


The LSE Latin American Politics Seminar (LAPS) Series is a new seminar series to provide research-focused exchanges around issues of Latin American politics for staff and doctoral students from across LSE and to encourage engagement with leading international scholars in the field. The seminar series also provides a venue for LSE doctoral students and staff to receive feedback on their work.

Research Pillar(s): Comparative Politics and Area Studies

About: The Latin American Politics Research Group provides research-focused exchanges around issues of Latin American politics for staff and doctoral students from across LSE and to encourage engagement with leading international scholars in the field.

Members: Dr Sarah Brierley, Prof Francisco Panizza, Dr Mathias Poertner

Meetings of the Latin American Politics Seminar are open to all faculty, fellow, and PhD students working on issues of Latin American politics or related issues. During Lent Term 2022, the seminar will be held in-person on campus for members of the LSE community and will also be available online via Zoom for external participants.

We will conclude the inaugural seminar term (Lent Term 2022) with a special workshop in the memory of George Philip, a preeminent scholar of Latin American politics and his commitment to building a community for research on Latin America in the Department of Government.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact gov.comms@lse.ac.uk.

Seminar Convener(s): Dr Mathias Poertner and Dr Victoria Paniagua (IR)

Upcoming Seminars

Lent Term

Thursday 24 February 2022, 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Nelson Ruiz (Oxford): Can political fiscal cycles be stopped? Evidence from a public spending ban near elections (with Luis R. Martínez)
MAR 1.09

Thursday 3 March 2022, 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Malu Gatto (UCL): Striking back: The impact of a football club’s progressive campaigns on fans’ sexist and racist attitudes (with Victor Araújo)
MAR 1.09

Friday 8 April 2022
One-day Workshop on Mexican Politics In Honour of George Philip
With presentations by Ana de la O (Yale) and Rosario Aguilar (Newcastle)
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Summer Term

Thursday 5 May 2022, 12.30pm to 2.00pm
John Marshall (Columbia): Collateral Censorship: Theory and Evidence from Venezuela
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