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JLAS Best Article Prize


The JLAS Best Article Prize is awarded to the author of an exceptional paper published in the Journal of Latin American Studies from the preceding volume year. The current winner is Zoila Ponce de Leon, for her article 'Healthcare Reform out of Nowhere? Policy Reform and the Lack of Programmatic Commitment in Peru', 2021, 53(3): 493-519.

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  • ISSN: 0022-216X (Print), 1469-767X (Online)
  • Editors: Dr Graham Denyer Willis University of Cambridge, UK, Professor David Thomas Doyle University of Oxford, UK, Dr Graziella Moraes Silva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland, and Professor Patience Schell University of Aberdeen, UK
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Journal of Latin American Studies presents recent research in the field of Latin American studies in development studies, economics, geography, history, politics and international relations, public policy, sociology and social anthropology. Regular features include articles on contemporary themes, short thematic commentaries on key issues, and an extensive section of book reviews.

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Virtual Special Issue: Gender, Race, and Sexuality - Introduction by Jelke Boesten

This special issue focuses on the intersection of gender, race and sexuality in Latin America. Many of the contributions to JLAS on women and gender inevitably include some discussion of race, sexuality and, particularly, class. 

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Virtual Special Issue Collection: Gender, Race, and Sexuality

JLAS Podcasts: In Spanish and English


Los editores de JLAS se reunieron durante la conferencia de LASA en Barcelona que se llevó a cabo en mayo de 2018. Conversaron sobre el proceso de evaluación de artículos, el tipo de artículos que solemos publicar, y algunos de los errores que los autores deberían evitar al preparar sus artículos. Grabamos esta conversación y la puedes escuchar en castellano aquí.


At the 2018 LASA congress in Barcelona, the editors of JLAS got together to talk about the journal’s review process, what kinds of articles we are looking for, and what are some of the common pitfalls for authors to avoid. We recorded this discussion, and you can find it here in English.

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