We welcome new members to AILASA.
We have waived all membership fees for HDR, ECR, and non-salaried members in 2021.
Membership supports a number of face-to-face and digital initiatives to develop and sustain scholarship of Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. These include: 

  • Subscription to the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, a refereed journal that is published internationally by Taylor and Francis. Since the 1990s, the journal has published new scholarship on the histories, political economies, sociologies, literatures, and cultures of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. It is published three times each year, and is available either electronically or via a print copy. 

  • Discounted registration for our biennial conferences. 

  • Regular receipt of the AILASA newsletter, containing information on forthcoming events, Calls for Papers, and publications of interest. 

  • Free participation in our regular seminar series. These include series dedicated to leading research from our members, as well as networking and career-development to support emerging scholars. 


Early Career Researcher

The AILASA Early Career Researcher Prize is awarded annually for the best journal article by an Early Career Researcher (5 years since the award of the PhD at the final submission date for the prize) in the discipline of Iberian and Latin American Studies.


The AILASA Monograph Prize acknowledges an outstanding book in the discipline of Iberian and Latin American Studies; including history, politics, literary and cultural studies, or any other field in the Humanities and Social and Sciences more broadly.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The AILASA Lifetime
Achievement Award is made in special circumstances following a recommendation to the
Executive Committee by any member of AILASA. It is awarded in recognition of exceptional achievement and contribution to Iberian and Latin American Studies of one of its members, as well as in recognition of exceptional service to the Association.

best honours dissertation

The AILASA Prize for the Best Honours Dissertation in the field of Iberian and Latin American Studies is awarded annually for honours dissertations produced in an Australian or New Zealand university. The prize of $200 AUD will be awarded for an Honours dissertation produced in 2020.