International Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean

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International Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean

Call for Papers
Forging ahead with its commitment to promote interdisciplinary research concerned with the economic development, political and social organization and cultural and artistic contributions of Latin America and the Caribbean, York University’s Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) is hosting its 3rd Graduate Student Research Conference on March 15th and 16th, 2013 at York University in Toronto.

This conference brings together scholars working on Latin America and the Caribbean to share their research in a collegial, professional and friendly environment. The conference organizing committee welcomes papers, presentation proposals and panel proposals on research focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. We are seeking a broad range of playful, critical, engaging, diverse, and dynamic themes that span across various disciplines including, but not limited to, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, environmental studies and law and business. Themes from previous conferences include indigeneity, literature, inter-state relations, violence, identity, language, development, gender, fair trade, diaspora, memory and neoliberalism.

All modes of presentations are welcome, including papers, posters, film and other creative expressions and may be presented in any language of the region, while abstracts must be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish by September 30, 2012. We particularly encourage applicants to coordinate panels around a particular topic or theme. If you’re interested in organizing a panel and would like to include the call or abstract for it on our website, please contact

Please visit to obtain the required conference application form and for further information. The form includes a request for a 250-word (maximum) abstract for papers or alternative presentation proposals. Applicants who wish to form a panel may use the panel proposal form also found on this website and are encouraged to contact us early so that the panel abstract and call may be included on the conference website.
The deadline for applications is September 30, 2012; however, those planning to present in artistic/alternative formats (e.g. film, dance, visual arts, music, etc.) are encouraged to contact us earlier for logistical/planning purposes. Inquiries and completed application forms may be sent to Successful applicants will be notified by December 1st, 2012.

Those whose proposals are accepted will be asked to submit a final or near-final draft of their full papers/presentation material by January 30, 2013. This will facilitate a thorough review by the panel discussant and therefore guarantee you detailed feedback; this element of past conferences has proven very valuable to participants, helping them to refine their research questions and to develop their papers into publishable form.

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