The Bolivian Studies Association (BSA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to foster and promote research and a greater understanding of Bolivia. In accordance with this mission, the BSA aims to serve as an interdisciplinary forum and a resource for increased collaboration among scholars within and outside of Bolivia.
The BSA organizes an international, interdisciplinary conference every two years. The conference includes panels, roundtables and other activities as well as the BSA’s business meeting and elections for the new board members. The 2011 conference took place in Sucre, Bolivia and attracted nearly 200 presenters. The next conference will be held in 2013.
To help disseminate scholarly and other pertinent information, the BSA publishes a journal and a newsletter. The Bolivian Research Review is an e-journal published twice a year and available to the public free of charge on the BSA website. The BSA’s newsletter, Willaqniykuna, is published three times a year and includes information on recent publications, upcoming conferences and academic activities, links that might be of interest, book reviews and other topics of interest to academics and the general public. It can be downloaded free of charge from the BSA website.
The association is open to all who share an interest in Bolivia.