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, Dr George Ofosu, Prof Francisco Panizza, Dr Mathias Poertner

Meetings of the Latin American Politics Seminar are open to all faculty, fellows, and PhD students (from LSE and other institutions) working on issues of Latin American politics or related issues. The seminar will be held in-person on campus and will also be available online via Zoom. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact

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

Upcoming Seminars

Autumn Term

Thursday 27 July, 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Speaker: Lucas Novaes (Insper São Paulo)

Thursday 12 October, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Speaker: Kathryn Hochstetler (LSE)

Thursday 9 November, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Speaker: Matthew S. Winters (Illinois)

Thursday 30 November, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Speaker: Mariano Sánchez Talanquer (Colegio de México)

Winter Term

Thursday 25 January, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Speaker: Ximena Velasco Guachalla (Essex)

Thursday 8 February, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Speaker: Timothy Power (Oxford)

Wednesday 14 February, 1.00pm to 2.00pm
Speaker: Simón Escoffier (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Thursday 15 February, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Speaker: Victoria Murillo (Columbia)

Friday 22 March, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Speaker: Agustina S. Paglayan (University of California, San Diego)

Tuesday 26 March, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Speaker: Jazmin Sierra (Notre Dame)

Past Seminars

Michaelmas Term

Thursday 29 September, 12.30 to 2.00pm
Speaker: Dr Ezequiel González Ocantos (University of Oxford)

Thursday 20 October, 12.30 to 2.00pm
Speaker: Professor David Doyle (University of Oxford)

Thursday 17 November, 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Speaker: Professor Francisco Panizza (LSE)

Thursday 1 December, 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Speaker: Dr Irene Menéndez González (IE University)

Lent Term

Tuesday 14 February, 2.00pm to 3.30pm (co-hosted with PSPE)
Speaker: Dr Emily Sellars (Yale University)

Thursday 2 March, 4.00pm to 5.00pm, (co-hosted with Political Behaviour)
Speaker: Dr Noam Lupu (Vanderbilt University)

Thursday 23 March, 12.30pm to 2.00pm | Postponed
Speaker: Professor Deborah Yashar (Princeton University)

Summer Term

Thursday 27 July, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Speaker: Dr Lucas Novaes (Insper São Paulo)