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.

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, pay their annual dues, or change their payment method by logging in to their account through the ALAA Member’s Portal.

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

Then, click on the membership link below to complete your registration via PayPal.

Membership Categories:

Membership Renewals:

For members who want to renew their current membership for the next year, sign in to the ALAA Member’s Portal, click on Member Account and then navigate to Subscriptions to click “Renew.”

  • ALAA Member’s Portal > Member Account > Subscriptions > Renew
Membership Subscriptions: 

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.

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 listserve 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