South Florida Tri-University Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
MALOKA at FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American & Caribbean Center
contact email: 

Florida International University will virtually host the nineteenth annual Tri-University Graduate Student Conference, titled “Changing Tides: Latino/a/x Identities & their Foundations in the Age of Covid-19.” The Tri-University Conference is a collaborative tradition of the Caribbean & Latin American Studies Program at Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami Latin American Studies Program and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.

For this spring’s conference, we invite papers that contain original research from graduate students that explore Latinx identity through disciplines ranging from political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, modern languages and literature studies, religious studies, and history. As questions of identity interact with and are answered by the institutions that shape our lives whether social, governmental, economic, or through social media, these questions will only become more pertinent to scholarly debate as time goes on. Equally, with the Covid-19 pandemic facing us all, it is inevitable that Latin America & the Caribbean will face economic, religious,

political, health and mental health hardships as a result. We encourage graduate students to also discuss and explore the concept of identity in the Caribbean & Latin America in the age of a global pandemic in their papers.

Paper Proposals

Please limit your abstract proposal to 500 words or less (including a clear thesis statement) and provide a working title for the project. In addition to your abstract, please attach a current curriculum vitae. Please send all abstracts to fiu.maloka16@gmail.com no later than February 1st. In the body of your email, please include the paper title and all relevant contact details. Final papers, between 10-12 pages, should be submitted to the email address listed above no later than March 12th. Winning paper submissions will be awarded cash prizes.