Call for Papers (flyer)

CALL FOR PAPERS
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO
STUDY OF THE AMERICAS


April 25-26, 2019


The Latin American Studies Conference, “Study of the Americas,” fosters interest,
knowledge, and understanding of the very diverse peoples, processes and
histories shaping Latin America and the Caribbean. Research in Latin American
and Caribbean art, culture, music, indigenous peoples, literature, economics,
politics, and history are welcomed. Although we encourage papers and panel
proposals on any subject relating to the “Study of the Americas,” this year we are
especially interested in research and artistic presentations that relate to Latinx
politics, experiences, and expressions in the US and US-borderlands region. How
can we bridge Latin American Studies with Latinx Studies? What are the
intersections of colonial/decolonial histories across places? How does race,
gender, and/or sexuality shape the experiences of Latinx and Latin Americans?
What are the legacies of colonial histories in the US or Latin America and
Caribbean? What are the causes and consequences of nationalist rhetoric and
government policy along the border? Considering UNESCO’s declaration of 2019
as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, how might language be a site
to explore identity, memory, and community in national and transnational
contexts? Paper proposals are not limited to these questions.

GRADUATE STUDENT ROUND TABLE
This conference prides itself in providing graduate students a forum where they
can begin to present their research. Graduate students from all disciplines are
invited to submit abstracts on “Study of the Americas.” Papers may be delivered
in English or Spanish.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Participants are invited to submit abstracts of 250-300 words. Proposals should
also include name, institutional affiliation, graduate student status (if applicable)
and an email address and phone number.

PANEL SUBMISSIONS
Proposals for a panel discussion (organized by three to five participants) will be
considered. Please include a panel description (500 words) in addition to a paper
description for each participant (250-300 words). Proposals should also include
name, institutional affiliation, and an email address and phone number.
Paper and Panel submissions should be submitted via e-mail by Sunday March
24th, 2019 to Teresa Velásquez: tvelasqu@csusb.edu

For questions contact: Dr. Teresa Velásquez
California State University, San Bernardino
Department of Anthropology
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, California 92407-2397
Office Ph: 909-537-5504
e-mail: tvelasqu@csusb.edu