Hemispheric Connections: Collaboration, Critique, Community and the Black Diaspora in the Americas

deadline for submissions: 
March 20, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Afro-Latin/American Research Association (ALARA)
contact email: 

Community is at the heart of solidarity. To build community is to be willing to both critique its very essence and collaborate with others to strengthen the bonds. This conference seeks to explore and highlight interactions and connections by examining solidarities, tensions, and community building among the Black diaspora throughout the Americas and beyond.

Presentations that highlight the successes and joy of Black/Afro-descendant communities, resistance, activism, and cultural production as well as interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. ALARA is a multidisciplinary organization and welcomes presentations from all fields (humanities, social sciences, health sciences, etc.).

The conference organizers are soliciting one-page abstracts for papers in Spanish, English, French, or Portuguese, as well as proposals for panels. Although all proposals will be considered, papers and panels exploring this year's theme are particularly encouraged.

This conference will have a hybrid option available. Participants will be able to join in-person or virtually.

Please submit all abstracts to alarascholars@gmail.com by March 20, 2023. As well, please indicate whether you intend to join the conference virtually or in-person.


Visit our website: https://alarascholars.org/conference/