PILAS is the postgraduate affiliate of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS).

Pilas_logo.pngAs an organisation run by and for postgraduate students, PILAS aims to foster interaction among postgraduates working in the field of Latin American Studies at institutions of higher education throughout the United Kingdom, as well as those in Europe and the Americas.

Encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue, our organisation welcomes those working within a range of academic disciplines, as well as those undertaking multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

Our goal is to establish a supportive community for postgraduate students engaged in the study of Latin America and the Caribbean, both to facilitate communication among postgraduates and to provide a forum for students to exchange experiences, seek advice, and share their research.

PILAS Committee 2016/2017

Lourdes Parra, President (University of Leeds)

Jesús Sanjurjo, Vice-President (University of Leeds)

Valentina Caruso, Secretary and Treasurer (University of Sheffield)

Peter Watson, Communications (University of Sheffield)

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PILAS Committee 2016/2017 with Dr Jens Hentschke, President of SLAS (Newcastle, June 2016)