Graduate Student Conference

Graduate Student Conference

Between Absurdity & Possibility: Envisioning Liberation in an Age of Nonsense

We would like to invite you to the 9th Annual CLACS Graduate Student Conference, taking place on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29, 2020. International and domestic graduate students, independent scholars, activists, and artists are encouraged to submit their research pertaining to this year's theme, "Between Absurdity & Possibility: Envisioning Liberation in an Age of Nonsense." This conference is free and open to the public. Interdisciplinary in its nature, this conference aims to promote inventive discussions and intellectual re-conceptualizations that foster a novel approach to Latin American and Caribbean Studies. This conference is designed to showcase research that examines and challenges presuppositions of the diverse social, political, cultural, economic, technological, and environmental themes present in the region. It may also serve as a space to reimagine the conventional narratives projected onto the region. We invite individuals of diverse backgrounds and interests to submit abstracts exploring:

Global South Comparative PerspectivesHistory, Memory, and Cultural Heritage
Resistance to NeoliberalismSocial Struggles and Movements
Marginalized Identities and Human RightsGender and Sexuality
Film, Literature, Theatre, and MediaComputing, Culture, and Society
Infrastructure, Sustainability, AccessEcology, Environment and (Eco) Tourism

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 13, 2019