CALL FOR PAPERS: Latin American & Latino/a Studies Conference
Thursday, March 28, 2013 • BTSU Sky Bank Room (Rm 201) • BGSU
The ICS Latin American and Latino/a Studies Cluster announces the third “Latin American and Latino/a Studies Conference,” a conference featuring the original scholarship of BGSU community members. Graduate and undergraduate and graduate students are particularly encouraged to present their work. The conference will be structured in sessions of 3-4 presenters. Each presenter will have up to 15-minutes to present. Panels will be followed by time for questions and discussion. The conference will culminate with a reception and a keynote speech in the BTSU Theater by Dr. David Cleary, environmental activist and specialist in the Amazon region. As a director at The Nature Conservancy, Cleary oversees conservation strategies for Latin America and global efforts to achieve eco-sustainable food security.
For more information on the speaker, see: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/conservationlands/contact/david-cleary-bio.xml
We invite presentations of academic papers on topics related to Latin America and Latino/a Studies. The topics include, but are not limited to, the environment & society, culture & literature, history, ethnicity & race, the indigenous peoples, African diaspora, gender & sexuality, art, education policies, economic & human development, geography, immigration & migration, linguistics, music, performance, and politics.
If you are interested in presenting a paper, send your proposal by email to email@example.com by February 28, 2013. The proposal must include: a 300-word summary of the paper & paper title. Also include your name, graduate degree program or undergraduate major(s) and email address. With any questions, please contact Dr. Francisco Cabanillas or Dr. Amy Robinson.