PILAS (Postgraduates in Latin American Studies) is the postgraduate affiliate of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS). We are an organisation run by and for postgraduate students whose work, in any academic discipline, is about Latin America. Based in the United Kingdom, PILAS is dedicated to fostering an interactive, supportive community for postgraduates based in institutions of higher education across the world.


Throughout the year we provide a space for students to meet, seek advice, develop new skills, and share their research by holding workshops, writing sessions and a conference. By becoming a student member of SLAS, you automatically become a member of PILAS. For information on SLAS membership, visit our membership page.

Further details of events to follow. 

PILAS Events

Photo: Molly Avery. Street art in Xela (Quetzaltenango).