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The Twelth Biennial International / Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (ALARA)

Theme: To Be Announced in Late August 2017

Dates: July 31 to August 4, 2018

Location: Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Conference At A Glance:

  • Tuesday evening: “Welcome Reception”
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Sessions
  • Saturday: Optional cultural excursion

Registration Info

The conference registration fee is US $285. The conference registration fee for students/Professors Emeriti US $200. This fee includes a two year ALARA membership and a two year subscription to the journal PALARA. This fee also includes: opening reception, all coffee breaks, and closing banquet. You must be a member of ALARA to participate in the conference.

The conference registration fee should be paid by Friday, April 13, 2018, either online using the PayPal link below, or via check or money order.

Early registration is highly encouraged. Late registration (April 14 - May 14 only) is US $300.00; US $215.00 for students/Professors Emeriti.

The conference program will be e-mailed in advance to registered participants. If not paying online, checks and money orders must be made out to ALARA and sent to:

  • ALARA 2018
  • Dr. Antonio D. Tillis
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • University of Houston, Agnes Arnold Hall
  • 3553 Cullen Boulevard, Room 402
  • Houston, TX 77204-3000
  • Email:

Conference Organizing Committee:

Prof. Dorothy Mosby – Mount Holyoke College
Prof. Daniel Mosquera – Union College
Prof. Luisa Ossa – La Salle University
Prof. Antonio Tillis – College of Charleston
Prof. Sheridan Wigginton – California Lutheran University



Call for papers will be posted in late August 2017. Abstracts due in mid-February 2018.


ALARA 2010, Lima, Peru