NCCLA 2022: Call for Papers

Call for Papers

NCCLA Annual Conference (Hybrid)

Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN)

November 3-5, 2022 

The Interplay of Disciplines in Latin American and Latinx Studies

   an interdisciplinary conference

NCCLA is excited to invite papers for our first in-person conference in three years, to be held on Nov. 3-5, 2022, at Valparaiso University, with remote presentation options. The organization invites proposals for panels, round tables, and papers from all disciplines that highlight salient topics in Latin American History, Politics, Anthropology, Art, Music, Economics, Literature, and more. We encourage multidisciplinary, solution-focused explorations of current issues like climate change; race, gender, and income inequality; political change and polarization; and human migration. We are particularly eager to foster scholarly exchanges about public health and the lasting impacts of the current pandemic, so we plan a strand of presentations focusing on the multifaceted historical experience of responding to health challenges in the region. As an added bonus, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) has a journal (JOLLAS) that accepts special issues. It is possible that submissions to this conference could be included in a special issue on the topic.

Interdisciplinary and comparative analyses are always welcome. Proposals may focus on any region and may be written and presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Teaching panels concerning pedagogical strategies, teaching and learning methods, and in-class or long-distance innovative approaches are especially invited.  Papers and panels are encouraged that link a common theme in Latin America across several disciplines. Papers are also encouraged that highlight how trends and tendencies in Latin America influence Latinx in the United States.

Proposals (250-300 word abstracts) must be submitted by Monday, September 19 (extended deadline). Please enclose a cover sheet stating professional affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of each participant. E-mail submissions are preferred.

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students are encouraged to participate; student travel grants are available.  The NCCLA is especially interested in presentations of faculty-student collaborative research.

Conference presenters are eligible for NCCLA Research and Teaching Awards (see NCCLA web page

Email abstracts and proposals to:

Stacy Hoult-Saros, NCCLA Program Chair:
1400 Chapel Dr., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383        (219) 464-5120