LALISA (Latin American, Latina/o, and Iberian Studies Association) is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in Latin American, Latina/o, or Iberian studies.  

Founded in 2013 by faculty members from Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, the University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, and Willamette University, with support from the Northwest Five Consortium and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, LALISA aims to share research, resources, and opportunities in these areas of study and to foster productive professional relationships and exchanges both between its members and with the community at large.