We are a network of researchers based in the UK and elsewhere who work closely with geographical ideas and practices in Latin America, including close relationships with diverse civil society movements and organisations and academic/non academic institutions.
We aim to foster and deepen our relationships with geography in Latin America while also reflecting on the politics of doing so. This includes both reflecting on the circulation of Latin American geographical ideas within Anglophone geography (including publications, conferences, grants, etc) as well as thinking through our ethical commitments and responsibilities to the region's politics. We aim to provide a forum for sharing strategies of collaboration, publications and events, as well as other activities and initiatives relating to Latin American geography the UK.
In 2020 LAG was approved as a Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) with a view to becoming a Research Group in 2022
Aims for the network include, but are not limited to: exchanging and supporting each others’ research; sharing information on events relating to Latin American geography, including visiting speakers; discussing the ethical and political implications of doing research between Anglophone geography and Latin American geographers; considering ideas for deepening relations with geographical institutions or collectives based in Latin American, for example around grant applications; providing a helpful information point for graduate and postgraduate students, particularly with regards to Latin American knowledges that are systemically silenced within Anglophone scholarship; and/or organising a regular newsletter.
Chair: Sam Halvorsen (QMUL) - email
Secretary: Matthew Richmond (LSE) - email
Treasurer: Sonja Marzi (LSE) - email
Early Career Officer: Lauren Crabb (Coventry) - email
Postgrad Rep: Elizabeth Chant (UCL) - email
Events/socials coordinator: Sofie Narbed (RHUL) - email
Website officer: Maria Jesus Alfaro (Birmingham) - email
Reg. coordinator for the north (UK): Gabriel Silvestre (Sheffield) - email
NGOs and newsletter officer: Jessica Hope (Bristol/St Andrews) - email
Colombia: Giulia Torino (Cambridge) - email
Ana Laura Zavala (Birmingham) - email
Argentina: Sam Halvorsen (QMUL) - email
Fernanda Torres (UNLP) - email
Brazil:Matthew Richmond (LSE) - email
Gabriel Silvestre (Sheffield) - email
Chile: Francisco Letelier (UB, UCM, CEUT) - email
Dana Brablec (Cambridge) - email
Bolivia: Anna Laing (Sussex) - email
Daniela Sanchez-Lopez (Cambridge) - email
Ecuador: Sofie Narbed (RHUL) - email
Peru: Maria Jesus Alfaro (Birmingham) - email
Mexico: Alejandro de Coss-Corzo (Durham) - email
We aim to exchange and support each others research relating to Latin American geography.