Thursday, May 27  |  9-10 pm Eastern Time

We are excited to invite friends of the Kellogg Institute – past, present, and future – to join us next week for a virtual reception featuring "rooms" based on our research themes and hosted by members of our Kellogg community.  Participation in the LASA Congress is NOT required to attend this special event.  

Registration is not needed to attend this reception.  

LASA will promote the event as a Congress reception, however you need not have registered for the LASA Congress to participate in Kellogg's special gathering.  The invitation will be open to all of our Latin Americanist friends (current and former faculty fellows, visiting fellows, and doctoral students) and anyone else that would like to join and learn more.
What to expect from the Kellogg Reunión 2021 
We envision that participants will flow in and out much like anyone would at a conference reception to
• network with new and familiar colleagues,
• learn what others are doing,
• and draw energy from Kellogg's strong community of scholars
(be sure to bring your favorite beverage!) 

Click here to see the 100+ LASA panels that Kellogg-affiliated scholars are participating in this year!

The event will be structured around virtual rooms, which you can join and leave as you wish, perhaps moving from room to room to get a taste of various topics, or staying with one particular room of interest. The following Kellogg community members will be hosting virtual rooms and welcome you to join the conversations: 

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán 
An informal conversation on the politics of different countries and the emerging challenges to democracy in Latin America

Latin American History
Karen Graubart, Ted Beatty, & Jaime Pensado
For general conversation or learning about our projects and programs connected to the history of Latin America, we look forward to catching up.

Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies 
Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams, Vanesa Miseres, & Magdalena Lopez
Conversation topics might include the evolution of Latin American literary and cultural studies from area studies, the importance of archives and digital research – especially during the pandemic, and Latin American cultural and literary studies in Europe today

Political Protest and Social Movements
Ann Mische & Tomás Gold
An informal conversation about contentious politics in the region. We look forward to catching up!

Violence and Transitional Justice
Guillermo Trejo & Juan Albarracín
A discussion on the drivers of political and criminal violence in Latin America and whether and how extraordinary mechanisms of transitional justice can contribute to peace building

Women Studying Violence
Abby Córdova & Lucia Tiscornia
Building on previous workshops supported by Kellogg and other institutes, we seek to expand our network and create a space for women studying violence to connect with other female scholars working on similar topics, including research on gender-based violence, organized crime, state repression, and war and peace.

Notre Dame Press
Editor in Chief Eli Bortz looks forward to talking about Notre Dame Press and its Latin American Studies publishing program.

Kellogg Institute and Visiting Fellowship
Join members of the Kellogg staff, including new Executive Director Don Stelluto, to learn more about the Institute and its renowned Visiting Fellows Program


Moving from room to room within this Zoom event is simple!  
Important tip:  For the best experience with breakout rooms, be sure you are using the latest version of Zoom on your computer or other device. Click here for a simple video on how to update you Zoom.

To join a room or move to a different room:

  • Click the “Breakout Rooms” button at the bottom of your Zoom screen
  • From the resulting pop-up, select “Choose a Breakout Room”
  • The new resulting pop-up displays the room names (left), the number of participants in each room (right), and the participants under the room name (those in the room have “joined” whereas “not joined” after a name means the person has left the room)
  • Hover over the number of people in the room you wish to select and then click “Join”
  • When prompted, confirm your room choice by clicking “Yes”

To leave the breakout rooms:

  • Click the “Leave Room” button at the bottom right corner of your screen
  • Select either “Leave Meeting” or “Leave Breakout Room”
  • Selecting “Leave Breakout Room” will bring you back to the main session, where you can ask questions of the host. Please note that, once the breakout rooms have opened, participants will not be brought back to the main session together; rather, participants will just sign off from Zoom directly from the breakout rooms when they are ready.

If you or others need help while in a breakout room:

  • Click the “Breakout Rooms” button at the bottom of your Zoom screen
  • From the resulting pop-up, select “Ask for help”
  • A pop-up will appear, from which you can click “Invite host” to the breakout room
  • Once you click this button, you will receive a confirmation that the host has been invited to join the room; the host will join the room to help shortly