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2019 SLAS Annual Conference

The CFP for the next SLAS conference is now live in the following webpage: www.le.ac.uk/slas-2019. In line with previous conferences, SLAS2019 will be an opportunity for explorations of any aspect of Latin American Studies, from any theoretical and disciplinary perspective. We have an optional conference theme that speakers are invited to address, which focuses on the Politics of Identity in Latin America.

This choice of topic is inspired by the vibrant waves of feminist activism that have been gaining ground across Latin America in recent years; movements which, by giving voice to women’s concerns and demanding respect of their human rights, are also making important contributions to social acceptance of difference and diversity, to improving poverty, and facilitating peace – thus emphasising the interconnectedness of all aspects of identity politics.

Submissions for Individual Papers, Panels, and Workshops are now open. Important deadlines : 15 October 2018 Proposal Submissions: Please send your proposals following the guidelines that appear on our webpage to the following address: slas2019@leicester.ac.uk

Any informal queries can be addressed as well to the following contact persons:
Dr Clara Garavellicg226@leicester.ac.uk
Dr Emma Stanilandels15@leicester.ac.uk

About the SLAS Annual Conference

The conference is the key event in our calendar, attracting 200-350 participants. It takes place during the Easter vacation in different locations each year.

Academic panels vary widely, from economics to music via anthropology, politics, history, literature, geography and film. We have a keynote speaker and social events which in the past have included visits to galleries, film festivals and which culminate in the conference dinner with salsa dancing.

PILAS runs research workshops for postgraduate students and all panels are strongly encouraged to include at least one postgraduate speaker. Postgraduate attendance is facilitated by the conference bursary.

Funding is available to assist Latin American scholars who are presenting a paper at the SLAS conference with their travel expenses.

Reports and Programmes of Previous SLAS Conferences