ALARA 2023 Conference

2023 Conference

The Fourteenth Biennial International/ Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association

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

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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.

Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. Luisa Marcela Ossa - La Salle University

Dr. Antonio Tillis - Rutgers University - Camden

Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano- Independent Scholar

Ana Lucía Mosquera Rosado, MA, MLA - Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas 

Gicela Medina- PhD Student at Washington University in St. Louis

Kelly Carlucci, Director of Events – Rutgers University-Camden