Membership and Listserv

The Association for Latin American Art serves members who are independent scholars or affiliated with universities, museums, and foundations in the United States and other countries around the world including Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Japan, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Its members are currently conducting research in all major time periods and geographic regions of Latin America. Membership benefits include access to the organization’s ever-expanding services, including the ALAA listserv, a member directory, the biannual newsletter, networking and scholarship opportunities at the ALAA Triennial Conference as well as the College Art Association Annual Conference, and myriad awards for excellence in the field.

To register as a new member please click here to download the registration form. Please complete the form and return via email to JoAnna Reyes (

Members may also select a membership subscription that will automatically renew each year through Paypal. Membership will automatically be deducted each year on the initial date of subscription.

To register or renew, click on the membership link below to complete your registration via PayPal.


All Members receive the following benefits:

  • Receipt of ALAA newsletter (published twice annually)
  • Access to ALAA listserv
  • Access to the ALAA Triennial Conference
  • Access to directory and networking with 600+ members in the field of Latin American art
  • Exclusive virtual programming with experts in the field
  • Discounted subscription to Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture Journal (UC Press)

Membership Levels:

Lifetime Retired – $150*

  • Eligibility: All retired scholars from the field who wish to maintain membership status in ALAA, but who do not wish to pay annual dues.

Individual Sustaining – $110 (auto-renew rate – $100)

  • Eligibility: Open to all individuals (no proof of affiliation required).
  • Additional Benefit:
    • Acknowledgement in ALAA Newsletter

Institutional – $60 (auto-renew rate – $50)

  • Eligibility: Open to all public and private institutions, firms, associations, and corporations, their divisions and departments.
  • Additional Benefit:
    • Membership for up to three individuals on faculty/staff

Regular – $45 (auto-renew rate – $35)

  • Eligibility: Open to all individuals (no proof of affiliation required).

Student – $15

  • Eligibility: Open to all individuals currently enrolled as students (part or full time) at any university in the US or abroad.

Retired/Non-US – $15 (auto-renew rate – $15)

  • Eligibility: Open to all retired scholars from the field as well as all individuals whose primary residence is located outside of the US.

Contingent Faculty/Adjunct – $15 (auto-renew rate – $15)

  • Eligibility: Open to all contingent faculty** at any institution in the US or abroad.

*This rate is based on a one-time payment; this is not an annual rate.

**Contingent faculty includes part and full-time faculty who are non-tenure track appointees.

Single-year membership payment is based on the calendar year (January 1-December 31). Membership subscriptions run 365 days from the initial date of registration. Current members can check the status of their membership by logging in to their account through the ALAA Member’s Portal.


Members and friends may also make additional donations to the organization using the Paypal link below.

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Thank you for your continued support of the Association for Latin American Art.


The Association for Latin American Art maintains a listserv to facilitate discussion and to distribute announcements on events, publications, and exhibitions to members.

Non-members with items for the list are encouraged to contact Eleanor Laughlin at to be added or removed from the listserv.

Members in good standing may post messages directly to the list by writing to

ALAA Listserv Tips

ALAA members can send messages directly to the ALAA membership through the listserv. However, the listserv will only allow you to send from the email address you used when registering. If you would like to change your email information on file, please contact the Listserv Master. The address to send a message to the listserv is

The listserv has one known complication for gmail users: they will not receive a copy of their own posting when they submit a message to the listserv.

If you have a problem using the listserv, please contact the Listserv Master with as many details as possible, including:

  • The email address you registered with ALAA and the address you used to post to the listserv
  • The exact error message you received from the ALAA listserv
  • The detailed steps of your process
    • i.e. if you were attaching a document to your message, indicate whether you dragged and dropped the file or used the “attach” (paperclip) button
  • Are you using a forwarding address?
    • i.e. are you forwarding emails from your Google address to your Outlook email or vice versa?
  • Your computer type
    • PC or Mac?

Please contact me if you have any questions!
Eleanor Laughlin, Web and Listserv Master

Image: El Castillo, Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico, photo courtesy of Jamie Ratliff