ALARA 2021 Conference

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

Theme: "Resilience, Climate Crisis, and Social Justice" Dates: August 5, 2021 to August 7, 2021 Conference At A Glance:

  • Late afternoon of Thursday 5th and Friday 6th: Conference Panels

  • Morning Saturday 7th: Conference Panels


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Online Conference Format FAQ

Online Conference Format FAQ

(updated March 23, 2021)

How will I present my paper?

You will do a video recording of your presentation and submit it for posting to the conference website. Complete instructions will be sent later in the spring.

What will happen to my recording after the conference?

You can choose whether or not you would like your recording to be included in the conference archive that will be available on the website. Details about access are forthcoming.

How will conference attendees see the presentations?

Participants will be able to view all the presentations online at their convenience prior to the beginning of the conference.

Will there still be panels like before?

Yes. Thematic panels will be organized and moderated. As before, all sessions will concurrent; there will be no overlapping sessions.

What will happen in the panels?

The session time will be geared toward active conversation and exchange between the panelists and the attendees rather than listening to papers being read in real time. This is possible because attendees will have previously viewed the recorded presentations and can arrive to the session with questions, comments, and feedback to share. Panelists will have a few minutes at the beginning to provide a brief summary of their work. Moderators will guide the conversation between panelists and attendees—providing framing, new questions, and additional content as appropriate.

How should I plan my schedule around the conference?

The conference will be live in three sessions, running approximately three hours each:

  1. late afternoon of Thursday 5th

  2. late afternoon of Friday 6th

  3. morning of Saturday 7th

All time references are for Eastern Standard Time. A detailed schedule will be provided closer to the conference date. Exact start and end times will be available later in the spring. The complete schedule will be available closer to the conference date.

What does the $150US conference fee include?

The conference registration fee includes access to the paper presentation recordings, admission to each session during the conference, and as in years past, a two-year membership to the organization.


Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. Sheridan Wigginton - California Lutheran University

Dr. Antonio Tillis - Rutgers University - Camden

Ms. Tyra Lewis - Clark University

Dr. Dorothy Mosby - Mount Holyoke College

Dr. Sarah Ohmer - Lehman College, CUNY

Dr. Luisa Ossa - LaSalle University

Dr. Dawn Stinchcomb - Purdue University

Dr. Sonja Stephenson Watson - Texas Christian University