Public Humanities and Agents of Change in Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies

deadline for submissions: 
March 18, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
AATSP at MLA 2023
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The AATSP’s guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in January 2023 will explore the creative ways in which Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies address complex social issues through public humanities scholarship and practice, all while providing relevant and significant opportunities for students.

We seek 250-word abstracts for 10- to 12-minute papers on innovative public humanities projects and collaborative approaches in cultural studies in Portuguese and Spanish contexts. In what ways does Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies offer pathways to greater common good and/or deeper relevancy? Topics may include, but not be limited to: creative economies, innovative horizontal and collaborative community-impact projects in Portuguese and Spanish K–16 programs and in Luso-Hispanic communities and contexts, creative approaches to the public sector and public life, social and environmental justice, and new approaches to practice and/or theory in public humanities from a Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies lens.     

Contact: Please direct inquiries and send 250-word abstracts to: Jennifer Brady, Dept. of World Languages & Cultures, University of Minnesota Duluth,


Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: March 18, 2022.


Note: This is the AATSP’s guaranteed session at the MLA Convention in January 2023. All abstracts will be acknowledged, and presenters selected for the session must confirm their participation prior to March 30. Presenters selected for the session must be members of both AATSP and MLA no later than by April 7, 2022.