Indiana University Latin American Studies Graduate Student Conference: CFP

Indiana University Latin American Studies Graduate Student Conference: CFP

CALL FOR PAPERS
Latin American Studies in Practice: Theory Beyond the Academy
2012 Indiana University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Graduate Student Conference
Bloomington, Indiana
April 13-14, 2012

The Indiana University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
(CLACS) is proud to host the inaugural CLACS Graduate Student
Conference on April 13-14, 2012 on the campus of Indiana University
Bloomington. This year’s conference aims to bring together a diverse
group of graduate students to facilitate interdisciplinary and
inter-institutional cohorts within the field of Latin American
Studies.

We welcome individual submissions and panel proposals from all
disciplinary and professional backgrounds including, but not limited
to, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Cultural
Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Public and Environmental Affairs,
Public Health, Business, and Law. Papers may address diverse topics
from any Latin American or Caribbean context but should do so in a way
that articulates with this year’s theme.

Graduate students must submit a title, an abstract (300 word maximum)
and CV by February 1, 2012. Proposals are welcome from individuals and
from panels whose participants plan to address a common theme. SEVERAL
TRAVEL GRANTS ranging from $200-350 will be available on a competitive
basis for students coming from outside Indiana University Bloomington;
those students who apply for a travel grant must also submit a rough
budget to aid in allocation of funds. Please download the proposal
form from the CLACS website –
http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs/gradconf2012.shtml – and send all
documents as attachments in a single email to clacs@indiana.edu with
the subject line “CLACS Graduate Student Conference 2012.” For panel
proposals, a designated chair should gather presenters’ proposal
materials and send all documents in a single email, with a brief,
one-paragraph statement describing the panel. All applicants will be
notified about acceptance and panel assignment (for individual
applicants) no later than February 27, 2012.

This year’s conference will feature a reception, two days of panels, a
Friday keynote speech by Bernardo Mendel Professor of History, Daniel
James, and a Saturday screening of Jeffrey L. Gould’s 2011 documentary
The Word in the Woods. An IU Bloomington faculty member will serve as
commentator on each student panel.

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