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VI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AFRO-HISPANIC, LUSO-BRAZILIAN, AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
(ICALLAS)

Call for Papers

The conference organizers are soliciting a 150-word abstract for papers in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.  Papers addressing matters regarding peoples of African ancestry in the Spanish-speaking as well as Portuguese-speaking worlds are welcome.  Broader questions in Latin American studies related to, but not limited exclusively to, Afro-Hispanics will also be considered.  For an abstract to be accepted, it must be engaging and clearly articulate the objectives of the paper to be presented.  Areas of inquiry could include the following disciplines:

Economics
Art and Music
Anthropology
Education and Sports
Environmental Studies
History
Journalism
Linguistics, especially Pidgin and Creole Languages
Literature
Music
Political Science
Population Studies
Public Health
Religion and Philosophy
Sociology

Individuals who wish to present papers in fields not listed here must first contact the conference organizers.  Individuals interested in forming panels should contact the conference organizers.

Participants who plan to use audio-visual equipment must indicate, along with their proposals, what kind of equipment they need. We, however, encourage participants to read directly from their hard copies.  Powerpoint projections should be reserved only for more technical presentations that involve graphs, photographs, and other graphics.

Please also supply your personal data (contact, academic or professional affiliation, specialty, etc.).

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals soon after the deadline.
Please send abstracts by email to Dr. Yaw Agawu-Kakraba: yxa3@psu.edu. 

[Please note: presentations at the conference will be limited to 20 minutes in each case, that is, no more than 10 pages long, if double-spaced.]