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New Dialogues on Latin America, Caribbean and Latino Studies
Amherst, MA, April 2005


  A GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE

  "OUR RESEARCH MATTERS: NEW DIALOGUES ON LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN
  AND LATINO STUDIES"

  University of Massachusetts Amherst
  April 30, 2005

  CALL FOR PAPERS

  The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS)
  at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce its
  First Graduate Student Conference to be held on April 30, 2005. This
  multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary one-day conference seeks to
  open up a forum for Graduate Students from different disciplines at
  the University of Massachusetts and other regional universities, to
  share their research and academic interests on Latin America,
  Caribbean and Latino Studies with fellow graduate and undergraduate
  students, faculty and members of the community. We welcome papers in
  fields including, but not limited to:

-Anthropology           - Geography             - Political Science
-Art History            - History               - Postcolonial Studies
-American Studies       - Linguistics           - Religion
-Border Studies         - Literature            - Sociology
-Dance                  - Media/Film            - Transatlantic Studies
-Economics              - Music                 - Visual Arts
-Education              - Philosophy            - Women's Studies

We are interested in receiving proposals from a wide range of research directions
relevant to Latin America, the Caribbean and Latino Studies. We hope to initiate a
meaningful and long-lasting dialogue that will encourage further conversations within
the UMass community and with other institutions. Fifteen to twenty minute papers may
be presented in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French.

Please send 200-word abstracts to las@econs.umass.edu.  Please, on a separate page,
include your name, the title of your paper, your department affiliation, phone
number, email address, postal address, and a brief biography. Deadline for
submissions is February 7, 2005.

We also encourage graduate students to propose entire 90-minute sessions with three
to four presenters from different disciplines/department affiliations. The session
proposal should include--in addition to the information of each presenter stated
above--the title of the session and a 100-word description of the session, such as
questions addressed and explored in the panel.

Please contact Gloria Bernabe-Ramos at gbr@cas.umass.edu or Esther Cuesta at
ecuesta@complit.umass.edu regarding questions or further details.

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