LASAKellogg at LASA 2014

The Kellogg Institute’s presence at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) annual congress holds special meaning for us this year.

Guillermo O'DonnellAt the opening ceremony, we will launch the Institute’s new Guillermo O'Donnell Memorial Lecture with an address by former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos. Honoring the enduring legacy of Kellogg founding director Guillermo O'Donnell's work, speakers at this annual lecture will be leading intellectuals and policymakers who have made major contributions to promoting democracy and human development. Join us for the lecture and the opening reception that follows.

We are also sponsoring several panels, one organized by O’Donnell’s former graduate students, and another by a Kellogg faculty fellow. Both include numbers of former Kellogg visiting fellows. Numerous other events feature members of our far-flung community of faculty, former visiting fellows, and former and current graduate students.  (If you don’t see your event below, please let us know so we can add it.)

During the entire congress, visit us at Booth 106!

Wednesday May 21

The Inaugural Guillermo O'Donnell Memorial Lecture 6:45–8pm
Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile (2000–2006)

LASA Welcoming Reception 8–10 pm

Both events proudly sponsored by Kellogg


Kellogg-Sponsored Panels

Thursday, May 22, 4–5:45pm

"Causes and Consequences of Clientelism, Vote-Buying and Coercive Politics"

Examining the dark side of democratic politics in Latin America, looking at perverse incentives within democratic systems for corruption and
coercion—and the consequences of these electoral strategies for democratic and governance outcomes.

Sarah Zukerman Daly, Kellogg Faculty Fellow, University of Notre Dame
(Chair and presenter)

Eugenia Giraudy, University of California, Berkeley

*Kenneth Greene, University of Texas at Austin

*Noam Lupu, University of Wisconsin, Madison
(Discussant)

*Mariela Szwarcberg, Reed College

*Former Kellogg Visiting Fellows

Thursday, May 22, 6–7:45pm

"Democracia, Instituciones y Agencia: El Legado de Guillermo O´Donnell"

Analyzing Guillermo O'Donnell's conceptual, theoretical, and empirical legacy as well as its significance for understanding the changes and continuities of contemporary democracy within Latin America and beyond.

All panelists were Guillermo O'Donnell's graduate students at Notre Dame.

*Daniel M. Brinks, University of Texas at Austin

*Rossana Castiglioni, Universidad Diego Portales
(Organizer and presenter)

Charles D. Kenney, University of Oklahoma

*Timothy Power, Oxford University
(Chair and presenter)

Special guest José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS

* Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellows or Guest Scholars


Panels Featuring Kellogg Community

Thursday, May 22

8:00–9:45 am

Panel: Discurso religioso y cultura colonial
Faculty Fellow Juan Vitulli (presenter)
Paper: Espacio académico y defensa de la educación criolla en los sermones a San Antonio de Juan de Espinosa Medrano

10:00–11:45 am

Panel: The Politics of Health and Pharmaceuticals in Latin America
Former Visiting Fellow James W. McGuire, Wesleyan University (presenter)
Paper: Political Factors and Health Outcomes: Insight from Argentina's Provinces
Former Visiting Fellow Evelyne S. Huber, University of North Carolina (discussant)

Invited Panel: Roundtable on Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán’s Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America
Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring (presenter)
Former Visiting Fellow Kurt G. Weyland, University of Texas/Austin (chair & presenter)
Former Visiting Fellow Aníbal S Pérez-Liñán, University of Pittsburgh (presenter)

Panel: Reconceptualising Transitional Justice: The Latin American Experience
Former Visiting Fellow Leigh A Payne, University of Oxford (discussant)

12:00 pm–1:45 pm

Panel: Criminal Justice Reform and Democratic Development in Latin America: Actors, Processes and Outcomes
Former Visiting Fellow Daniel M. Brinks, University of Texas at Austin (discussant)
Former Visiting Fellow Matthew C Ingram, University at Albany, SUNY (presenter)
Paper: Criminal Procedure Reform in Mexico’s States: Patterns, Causes, and Consequences

Panel: Religion, Pluralism and Democracy: The Work of Daniel H. Levine
Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring (presenter)

Panel: Estudios de la Memoria en el Cono Sur: Nuevos Lenguajes y Direcciones Críticas (I)
Faculty Fellow Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams (chair, session organizer)

Panel: Popular-Sector Interest Representation, Mobilization, and Policy in Latin America
Former Visiting Fellow Rossana Castiglioni, Universidad Diego Portales (presenter)
Paper: Protesting for Reform: Student mobilization and policy change in Chile
Former Visiting Fellow Steven E. Samford, Scripps College (presenter)
Paper: Small Enterprises as Shapers of Environmental Regulation

2:00–3:45 pm

Presidential Panel: Collective Memory & Democratic Institutions
Former Visiting Fellow Victoria A. Langland, University of Michigan (presenter)

Invited Panel: Three Decades after the Third Wave in Latin America: What Have We Learned from Recent Scholarship on Political Regimes?
Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge (chair, presenter)
Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring (presenter)
Former PhD Fellow Carlos Gervasoni, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (presenter, session organizer)
Former Visiting Fellow Steven R. Levitsky, Harvard University (presenter)

Panel: In the Wake of Orígenes: Cuban Writers Re-read Orígenes in the Special Period and Beyond
Faculty Fellow Ben Heller (presenter)
Paper: De estelas y velorios: The poets of the ’80s reading Orígenes reading Casal

Panel: Memory and Violence in the Literature of the Latina/o Diaspora
Faculty Fellow Marisel Moreno (presenter)
Paper: ‘Naming the truth’: The Memory of El Salvador’s Civil War in William Archila’s The Art of Exile

Panel: Estudios de la Memoria en el Cono Sur: Nuevos Lenguajes y Direcciones Críticas (II)
Faculty Fellow Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams (session organizer, presenter)
Paper: Diferentes inflexiones de la memoria a los 40 años de las dictaduras militares: el lenguaje político en Uruguay / el lenguaje mediático en Chile

Panel: Clientelism and Corruption
Kellogg Research Affiliate (political science) Nara Pavão (presenter)
Paper: Political Systems and Perceptions of Corruption: A cross-country assessment

4:00–5:45 pm

The Brazilian Dictatorship and Its Reckoning – Panel 1: New Research on the Dictatorship
Former Visiting Fellow Victoria A. Langland, University of Michigan (presenter)
Paper: The Long, Wonderous Life of 1968: A Chapter on the Mass Protests of 2013

Panel: Causes and Consequences of Clientelism, Vote-Buying and Coercive Politics in Latin America
Faculty Fellow Sarah Zuckerman Daly (chair and presenter)
Paper: From Bullets to Ballots: Explaining Post-War Politics in Colombia
Former Visiting Fellow Kenneth Greene, University of Texas at Austin (presenter)
Paper: Vote-Buying in Mexico's 2012 General Elections
Former Visiting Fellow Noam Lupu, University of Wisconsin, Madison (discusssant)
Former Visiting Fellow Mariela Szwarcberg, Reed College (presenter)
Paper: The Logic of Perverse Incentives: Explaining the Persistence of Machine Politics in Argentina

Panel: Presidents, Institutional Reform, and Democratic Erosion in Latin America
PhD Fellow Laura Gamboa Gutiérrez (presenter)
Paper: The Dynamics of Erosion of Democracy in Latin America
Former Visiting Fellow Gabriel L. Negretto, CIDE (presenter)
Paper: Constitution Making and Democracy in Latin America
Former Visiting Fellow Kurt G. Weyland, University of Texas/Austin (discussant)

Panel: Otros Caribes: del Continente a las Antillas
Faculty Fellow Carlos Jáuregui (presenter)
Paper: La otra Antropofagia. Oswaldo Costa y la lectura caníbal del archivo colonial

Panel: Latin American Political Economy: Why Do Fieldwork When the Data Are All Online?
Former Visiting Fellow Steven E. Samford, Scripps College (presenter)

6:00–7:45 pm

Panel: Democracia, Instituciones y Agencia: El Legado de Guillermo O´Donnell
Former Visiting Fellow Daniel M. Brinks, University of Texas at Austin (presenter)

Former Visiting Fellow Rossana Castiglioni, Universidad Diego Portales (Organizer and presenter)

Former Dissertation Year Fellow Charles D. Kenney, University of Oklahoma (presenter)

Former Visiting Fellow Timothy Power, Oxford University (Chair and presenter)

All panelists were Guillermo O'Donnell's graduate students at Notre Dame. They will be joined by special guest José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS.

Panel: Migration policies in the Americas: Perceptions, attitudes, and change
Visiting Fellow Joseph Wiltberger (presenter)

Friday

8:00–9:45 am

Panel: Remembering, (Re)constructing and Performing Violence: Interrogating the Advancement of Peace and Democracy in El Salvador
Former Dissertation Year Fellow Krystin Krause (presenter)
Paper: Crime and Politics: Crime News, Public Attitudes, and Crime Control in El Salvador

Panel: (Re)visions of Argentina
Kellogg Research Affiliate (Literature) Santiago Quintero (presenter)
Paper: Violencia y memoria: “El niño proletario” de Osvaldo Lamborghini y la hegemonía cultural del monstruo

10:00–11:45 pm

Panel: Politics and Inequality
Former Visiting Fellow Tasha A Fairfield, London School of Economics (presenter)
Paper: The Politics of Redistribution in Unequal Societies: Unexpected Reforms under the Right in Chile (with Candelaria Garay)

Panel: Continuums of Violence: Women's Leadership for Ending Violence against Women in Guatemala and Beyond
Former Dissertation Year Fellow Shannon Drysdale Walsh (presenter)
Paper: No Resources, No Capacity, No Will: Overcoming Challenges to Constructing Women’s Institutions in Central America

Panel: Politics and Inequality
Former visiting fellow Matthew E Carnes, Georgetown University (presenter)
Paper: "The Poor You Will Always Have with You": Religion, Social Welfare, and Inequality in Latin America
Former visiting fellow Tasha A Fairfield, London School of Economics and Candelaria Garay, Harvard University (presenters)
The Politics of Redistribution in Unequal Societies: Unexpected Reforms under the Right in Chile
Former visiting fellow Matthew E. Carnes, Georgetown University (chair)

Panel: Federalism and Public Policy
Former PhD Fellow Carlos Gervasoni, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (discussant, session organizer)

12:00–1:45 pm

Invited Panel: Roundtable on Kurt Weyland’s Making Waves: Democratic Contention in Europe and Latin America
Former Visiting Fellow Kurt G. Weyland, University of Texas/Austin (organizer and presenter)
Former Visiting Fellow Fabrice E. Lehoucq, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (presenter)

Invited Panel: Rethinking Order and Violence: Views from Latin America
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo (presenter)
Former Visiting Fellow Richard O. Snyder, Brown University (presenter)

Panel: Remembering Nicaragua: Culture and Politics in the Twentieth Century
Former Dissertation Year Fellow Susy Sanchez (presenter)
Paper: Transgressive Crossing: Transatlantic Fascism and the Rhetoric of Virility in Nicaragua, 1930s–1940s

Panel: New movements, new politics?
Faculty Fellow Ann Mische (presenter)
Paper: Changing repertoires and partisan ambivalence in the new Brazilian protest

2:00–3:45 pm

Invited Panel: New Research Frontiers in Latin American Political Economy
Former Visiting Fellow Tasha A. Fairfield, London School of Economics (presenter)
Paper: Taxation and Inequality in Latin America: New Evidence from Chilean Income Tax Returns
Former Visiting Fellow Evelyne S. Huber, University of North Carolina (discussant)

Panel: New Approaches to Justice and Criminal Violence
PhD Fellow Juan Albarracin Dierolf, PhD FellowLucia Tiscornia, and Faculty Guillermo Trejo (presenters)
Paper: Transitional Justice Mechanisms and Criminal Violence in New Democracies: Evidence from Latin America

Panel: Law and Politics across Latin America
PhD Fellow Sandra Botero (presenter)
Paper: Judicial Impact and Court-Promoted Monitoring in Argentina
Former Visiting Fellow Daniel M Brinks, University of Texas/Austin (organizer and presenter)
Paper: Hopes and fears: The politics of judicial design
Former Visiting Fellow Aníbal S Pérez-Liñán, University of Pittsburgh (presenter)
Paper: The Legacies of Judicial Instability in Latin America

Panel: Social Movements, Political Institutions, and Parties
Faculty Fellow Pamina Firchow (presenter)
Paper: Social movements and Kirchnerism in Argentina: cooptation or hegemony?
Former Visiting Fellow Rose J. Spalding, DePaul University (presenter)
Paper: Anti-mining Movement Dynamics and Outcomes: Critical Junctures and Scale Shifts in El Salvador

Panel: New Approaches to Justice and Criminal Violence
Faculty Fellow Guillermo Trejo and PhD Fellow Lucia Tiscornia (presenters)
Paper: Transitional Justice Mechanisms and Criminal Violence in New Democracies: Evidence from Latin America

4:00–5:45 pm

Panel: Social reform and segmented incorporation in Latin America: dead end or transit to social equality?
Former Visiting Fellow Juliana Martínez Franzoni, Universidad de Costa Rica (organizer, chair, presenter)
Paper: The missing link behind universalism: policy architectures, actors and ideas (with Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, University of Oxford)
Former Visiting Fellow James W. McGuire, Wesleyan University (discussant)

Panel: The Diffusion of Authoritarian Rule in Latin American History
Former Visiting Fellow Kurt G. Weyland, University of Texas/Austin (organizer and presenter)
Paper: The Spread of Authoritarian Rule in Latin America

Panel: Parties and Party Systems
PhD Fellow Rodrigo Castro Cornejo (presenter)
Paper: Ideology and Rightist Parties in Latin America

Panel: Non-State Armed Actor Governance in Latin America
Faculty Fellow Sarah Zukerman Daly (discussant)

Invited Panel: Democracy After Transition
Former Visiting Fellow Ben Ross Schneider, Massechusetts Institute of Technology (presenter)

Invited Panel: Diasporas and Home Country Politics: False Promise or Opportunity?
Former Kellogg graduate student Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois/Chicago (presenter)

6:00–7:45 pm

Panel: Dimensions of Violence in Latin America
Faculty Fellow Thomas Anderson (presenter)
Paper: ‘We all know who the assassins are’: Literature as Witness in Horacio Castellanos Moya's Insensatez

Panel: Human Rights and Memories
Former Visiting Fellow Susan R Fitzpatrick Behrens, California State University (presenter)
Paper: The Disappeared, Displaced, and Technologies of Memory: Long-Term Consequences of Armed Conflict in Central America

8:00 pm

Panel: English-language version of Hatun Willakuy
Faculty Fellow Doug Cassel (presenter)
Faculty Fellow Dan Philpott (introductions)

Saturday, May 24

8:00-9:45 am

Panel: Migration on the Move: Analytical and Methodological Perspectives on Contemporary Migration from
Guerrero, Mexico

Former Kellogg Research Affiliate Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois/Chicago (chair)

10:00–11:45 am

Panel: Rethinking Delegative Democracy in Latin America
Former Visiting Fellow Gabriela Ippolito-O'Donnell (presenter, session organizer)
Paper: Citizens Views of Delegative Democracy in Latin America

Panel: Urban Space, Spectacle and Race II
Faculty Fellow Karen Graubart (presenter)
Paper: A Space at the Margins: Lima’s Cercado and the Reinscription of Indigenous Power

Panel: Rethinking Delegative Democracy in Latin America

Former Visiting Fellow Gabriela Ippolito-O'Donnell (presenter, session organizer)

Paper: Citizens Views of Delegative Democracy in Latin America
Former Dissertation Year Fellow Charles D. Kenney, University of Oklahoma (presenter)
Paper: Two decades after Fujimori's autogolpe: The Trajectory of Delegative Democracy in Peru
Former PhD Fellow Ezequiel Gonzalez Ocantos, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (presenter)
Paper: When Delegation Is No More: Governability Crises in Latin America
Former PhD Fellow and Guest Scholar Andres Mejía-Acosta, University of Sussex (discussant)

Panel: Electoral Behavior: Demand and Supply Side
Former Dissertation Year Fellow Juan Andrés Moraes, Universidad de la Republica (presenter)
Paper: Explicando el Numero de Candidatos Presidenciales en America Latina
Former Kellogg PhD Fellow Carlos H. Gervasoni, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (organizer)
Former Visiting Fellow Nina Wiesehomeier, Swansea University (presenter)
Paper: Attitudes towards Immigration in Latin America: Culture, economy and voting for the right

12:00–1:45 pm

Invited Panel: Democracy after Transition
Former Visiting Fellow Evelyne S Huber, University of North Carolina (presenter)
Former Visiting Fellow Ben Ross Schneider, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (presenter)
Former Visiting Fellow Daniel M Brinks, University of Texas/Austin (presenter)

Panel: Subnational Comparative Research on Latin America: Assessing the Past and Looking to the Future
Former Visiting Fellow Matthew C. Ingram, University at Albany, SUNY (presenter)
Former Visiting Fellow Richard O. Snyder, Brown University (presenter)

Panel: “Radicals,” “Populists,” and “Revolutionaries” in Power: A Comparative Assessment of Parties in Government and Opposition in the 21st Century
PhD Fellow Fernando Bizzarro Neto (presenter)
Paper: A semelhança dos adversários: Uma análise do perfil das elites intermediárias (middle-level elites) do PT e do PSDB
PhD Fellow Carlos Melendez (presenter)
Paper: Strong ideologies and weak parties: The cases of Fujimorismo and Uribismo

Panel: Subnational Comparative Research on Latin America: Assessing the Past and Looking to the Future
Former Visiting Fellow Matthew C Ingram, University at Albany, SUNY (presenter)

Panel: Sectoral Politics: Causes and Consequences
Former Visiting Fellow Leigh A Payne, University of Oxford (presenter)
Paper: Business and Human Rights Violations in Latin America

Panel: Congresses versus Caudillos: The Untold History of Democracy in Latin America, 1810-1910. A New Research Agenda
Former Visiting Fellow Eduardo Posada-Carbo, St Antony's College, Oxford University (organizer)
Paper: Entre Válidos y Censores: los Congresos Peruanos en los Primeros Años de la República: 1823-1860
Former Visiting Fellow José Antonio Aguilar Rivera, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
Paper: Congressmen and Political Participation in Nineteenth-Century Chile
Former Visiting Fellow Eduardo Posada-Carbo, St Antony's College, Oxford University
Paper: Congreso y Ejecutivo Nacional : La Oposición Parlamentaria y el PAN en la Argentina, 1906-1910

2:00–3:45 pm

Panel: Crime and Public Security Policies in Latin America
Former PhD Fellow Francisco Javier Osorio (presenter)
Paper: The Dynamics of Drug Violence in Mexico

4:00–5:45 pm

Panel: Ollanta Humala's Peru: Three Years
Former Visiting Fellow Ricardo Martin Tanaka, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (presenter)
Former Visiting Fellow Steven R. Levitsky, Harvard University (presenter)

Panel: The Otherness Triangle: Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the International Community II
Faculty Fellow Karen Richman (chair)

Invited Panel: New Industrial Policy in Latin America: A Response to New Manufacturing in the United States?
Faculty Fellow Jaime Ros (presenter)

6:00–7:45 pm

Panel: The Politics of Aesthetics, the Aesthetics of Politics: Circuits, Networks and Interfaces in Contemporary Latin American Artistic Production
Former Kellogg Research Affiliate (Literature) David Gregory-Negron (presenter)  
Paper: Decomposed Looks: Perverse Images and Desires in La Mirada Invisible and Post Mortem
Kellogg Research Affiliate (Literature) Javier Mocarquer (presenter)
Paper: Excesos y excedentes del Chile posdictatorial en el proyecto contrahegemónico de Diamela Eltit

Panel: Transnational Labor Advocacy in the Americas: Comparing Strategies in Sending and Receiving Countries
Former Kellogg Research Affiliate Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois/Chicago (organizer/presenter)
Paper: Consular and Civil Society Strategies for Improving Enforcement of Labor Standards for Mexican Immigrants