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Each spring, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University Consortium in Latin American Studies sponsors an academic conference inviting Duke and UNC graduate students, faculty, and national and international visiting scholars to participate.


2015 Consortium Conference. February 13-15, 2015

Reflecting on Latin American Studies: Perspectives from 25 Years of Scholarship and Practice

A Consortium 25th Anniversary Event

Submission Deadline:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014, 5:00PM (This is a firm deadline – late submissions will not be considered.)

The UNC – Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to invite you to participate, propose panels and individual submissions, and/or nominate graduate students to the 11th annual Consortium Conference, a 25th Anniversary event, to take place February 13 to 15, 2015 at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center and UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center.

This year the conference will celebrate two and a half decades of collaborative work in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, as exemplified by the research, scholarship, and practice of former and current scholars working at the UNC and Duke Consortium.  We encourage proposals that demonstrate multidisciplinary approaches to Latin American and Caribbean research.  Attention will be given principally to panels focusing on issues related to theory and praxis of Latin American studies from the social sciences, humanities, arts, and health and environmental sciences.

We invite submissions for panels and/or short presentations by individuals, collaborators, or working groups related to the main conferencetheme. Panel proposals are strongly encouraged.  The conference welcomes alternative formats such as multimedia presentations, film screenings, and performances by participants (that maintain the panel format and do not include complex production).  Typically, sessions meet for a total of 90 minutes.


Please submit your proposal electronically no later than Friday, November 21, 2014 to Miguel Rojas-Sotelo (please use as subject line: 2015 Consortium Conference).

Your proposal should include a title and a brief (250-word) description of the topic to be addressed, as well as name(s), affiliation(s), and email addresses of the participant(s). Attachments in PDF are preferred, but if you send the information in the body of  an e-mail message, be sure that your formatting includes international characters.

For more information, contact Miguel Rojas Sotelo (, Natalie Hartman (, or Beatriz Riefkohl-Muñiz (




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