About Asa Cusack

At University of the West Indies, Jamaica

I am Managing Editor of the LSE Latin America and Caribbean blog, Honorary Research Associate of University College London, and Associate Fellow of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London.  At LSE, I also edit the Violence, Peace, and Security working paper series.  I have a PhD in Latin American and Caribbean Political Economy from the University of Sheffield, UK.

My research has focused on international affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly regional integration and its relationship to the political economy of the “Left Turn” in Venezuela, Ecuador, and the Eastern Caribbean (Dominica, St Vincent & Grenadines, Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis). My book Venezuela, ALBA, and the Limits of Postneoliberal Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean (Palgrave Macmillan) came out in 2018, as did Understanding ALBA: Progress, Problems, and Prospects of Alternative Regionalism (Institute of Latin American Studies), which I edited.

I have also contributed to various print, digital, and broadcast media on Venezuela and regional politics (including BBC NewsnightChannel 4 NewsITV News at TenSky NewsThe GuardianAl Jazeera, and El Universal [Mexico]).  

A previous life working in tech during London’s first internet boom explains some of the stranger posts in the dark recesses of this site.

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