Katia Carolino presents at XXXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association

QES Climate Justice scholar, Katia Carolino presented at the XXXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, which took place both virtually and in-person in Vancouver, Canada, between May 26 – 29, 2021.

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. The theme of the congress was "Global Crisis, Inequalities and Centrality of Life".

According to the 2021 LASA website, the purpose of the congress in Vancouver was "to convene people who study the societies and cultures of Latin American and the Caribbean to reflect on globalization and its impacts on the lives of its inhabitants, the institutional architecture of its states, and the cultural dynamics on the continent. The management of the crisis, and the consequences for the most vulnerable, demonstrate the need to reflect on the causes of that vulnerability in both historical and contemporary terms".

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, Carolino delivered a presentation on "the socio-environmental function of property and the communal appropriation of land for agriculture: a case study carried out in Brazil". Although the presentation was not recorded, it can be seen here: LASA 2021.