This nomination marks the first time a woman has served in the position of editor in chief for the LARR since its founding in 1965.
August 6, 2020 | Patricia Alba
Dr. Carmen Martínez-Novo, professor at the Center for Latin American Studies, was named the new editor in chief of the Latin American Research Review (LARR). This nomination marks the first time a woman has served in the position of editor in chief for the LARR since its founding in 1965. Martínez-Novo’s tenure as editor in chief will start in January 2021 and end in December 2025.
The LARR is published by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), the largest international professional association with over 13 thousand members that engage in the study of Latin America. The LARR publishes articles in the humanities and social sciences that advance research in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/Latino studies. Publications include articles in the fields of anthropology, politics and international relations, and more. The LARR is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December and provides immediate open access to support a broader exchange of knowledge.
Dr. Carmen Martínez-Novo’s research focuses on indigenous identities, politics and rights. She is the author of Who Defines Indigenous? (Rutgers 2006) and Undoing Multiculturalism (University of Pittsburgh Press 2021), in addition to numerous articles and book chapters in national and international publications. She served as the associate editor of the Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies journal and the social sciences magazine América Latina Hoy (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain). She was also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Latin American Anthropology. Throughout her career, Martínez-Novo held leadership positions in the Latin American Studies Association, serving on the Executive Council from 2014 to 2016, on the Commission for Academic Freedom, and as the chair of the Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples Section.
The new editorial team for the LARR includes scholars like Dr. Lena Lavinas, senior gender and labor economist who worked for the Ministry of Planning of Brazil and was a policy analyst for the International Labor Organization; Dr. Abby Cordoba, the University of Notre Dame, who works on gender inequality, crime and violence in Central America and serves as the director of the Women in Political Science group; Dr. Hector Amaya, professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California; and Dr. Pavel Shlossberg, associate professor of communication and leadership studies at Gonzaga University.
The Center for Latin American Studies is honored to host the Latin American Research Review. The collaboration between the Center and the Latin American Studies Association includes three Center faculty that also served as LASA presidents. The Center looks forward to continuing a long-standing tradition of advancing the field of Latin American studies.
For more information, please contact Patricia Alba at firstname.lastname@example.org.