About Us


The Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) is a non-political and non-profit association of individuals interested in Latin America. Its objectives are the promotion of interest in Latin America, scholarly research pertaining to Latin America in all fields, and the increase of friendly contacts among the peoples of the Americas.

Governance | Constitution

Current officers

President: Reginald Bess (South Carolina State University)

President Elect: Alvis Dunn (UNC Asheville)

Secretary-Treasurer: Steven Hyland (Wingate University)

Editor,  The Latin Americanist: Gregory Weeks (UNC Charlotte)

Co-Editor, SECOLAS Annals: Jürgen Buchenau (UNC Charlotte)

Co-Editor, SECOLAS Annals: Gregory Crider (Winthrop University)