A note from your APSA Latino Caucus Officers:

Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for the 2022 APSA Meeting in Montreál, Canada!

At the meeting, we elected new leadership. For the first time in many years, we have a completely new slate of officers. We also decided to allow for a one-year pause of our gender alternation rule given the smaller number of women in the caucus and the lack of a VP in 2021-2022. As such, the new officers are: Bernard Fraga who will serve as President, Sophia Jordán Wallace- Vice President, Jennifer Martinez-Medina- Secretary, Sergio Garcia-Rios- Treasurer, and Marcela García- Castañon- Communication Director

We also announced this year's Caucus award winners (please click on the Awards tab for details), thank you to the committee for their efforts!

As always, please be sure to sign up as a member through the APSA portal  and pay your dues  (and/or make a donation!) to remain an active member of the Caucus. See below for detailed information on membership and dues. 

 - The APSA Latino Caucus Leadership Team

Uncover the Mysteries of Book Publishing in Political Science Webinar

We are excited to announce a Webinar on book publishing, specifically for Latino Caucus members that we are hosting with Niambi Carter (Howard University) and Heath Brown (John Jay College, CUNY).

Niambi and Heath recently established the Minority-Serving Institution Virtual Book Workshop Project with APSA and are offering a webinar series for Caucus members to meet with two editors to de-mystify the book publication process and with the two of them to discuss the new grant program for book workshops for completed manuscripts.


Webinar: Uncover the Mysteries of Book Publishing in Political Science


When: November 3rd, 2021; noon-2pm central time 


How:  Please register via this Zoom link



For too many political scientists, book publishing remains a mysterious process. Come to this webinar to learn the inside story of book publishing and how to best turn your manuscript into a successful book proposal. Plus, learn about a new grant program to support book workshops for scholars at Minority-Serving Institutions.


Bridget Flannery-McCoy, Princeton University Press and Sonia Tsuruoka, NYU Press

They will describe what editors are looking for in a book proposal, how to choose a publisher, and the variations between publishers.


Niambi Carter, Howard University, and Heath Brown, John Jay College, CUNY

They will discuss a new grant program for scholars at MSIs to hold book workshops for completed manuscripts.


Jeronimo Cortina, Caucus President, Univ. of Houston & Julia Marin Hellwege, Communications Director, Univ. of South Dakota

Will host the workshop as representatives of the Caucus.



Becoming A Member

To join the APSA Latina/o Caucus, you must be a member of the American Political Science Association. 

To register, you must go through the APSA portal, which will require you to log in to your APSA account. Once you’ve done so click on “Go to My Profile” then under "APSA Resources" click on "Related Groups" , then check "Latino Caucus in Political Science" and press submit. This will add you to the member list, but related groups, such as the Latino Caucus, are not allowed to collect dues through the APSA portal and collect them separately. See below for information on annual dues. 

Please note that APSA has a new rule indicating that section caucuses and related groups must have a minimum number of members, or they get cancelled. So, please be sure to officially join and renew!


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Paying Dues

APSA Latino Caucus Annual Dues

Anyone interested in the mission of the Latino Caucus is welcome to become an active member. An active membership is activated by paying dues. An active membership is good for one calendar year. Any scholars including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, lecturers, graduate students, and undergraduates are welcome to take part in the Latino Caucus. 

Members of the Latino Caucus can pay their annual dues electronically, using a secure transaction process sponsored by PayPal. Dues to the Latino Caucus go directly to support the Caucus and its activities, with funds used for travel grants, paper awards, and the annual APSA reception. We will only grow if all of our members contribute their share, so please take five minutes to pay your annual dues now. They are only due once per year, before the APSA annual meeting in early September.

Current rates are $5 for graduate students, $10 for junior faculty (pre-tenure), and $20 for faculty with tenure. PayPal charges 2.9% handling and $0.30 transaction fees, so the amounts below reflect these additional convenience fees. You may also pay your dues, without any additional fees, at the Latino Caucus business meeting at the APSA annual meeting. Please also consider donating to the Caucus!

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