CFP: Colloquium for the Study of Latina/o Culture & Theory

Colloquium for the Study of

Latina/o Culture & Theory

2016-2017 Academic Year

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: September 23

The Colloquium for the Study of Latina/o Culture and Theory provides a forum for works-in-progress that explore topics in Latina/o culture and theory. We seek proposals for article-length papers that focus on cultural expressions by Latina/os. We welcome proposals from scholars working in all aspects of culture and theory, from Latina/o aesthetics to issues related to gender and sexuality to work that examines neocolonialism, globalization, and migration. We especially welcome work that crosses disciplinary boundaries as it brings new aspects of Latina/o cultural experience into visibility.

The Colloquium is open to faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars. Graduate students and junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply, and priority will be given to individuals who are in earlier stages of their research and will most benefit from feedback. To maximize time for discussion, papers are circulated electronically in advance. In addition to providing a forum for sharing works-in-progress, the Colloquium also aims to bring together Latina/o Studies scholars from across the New York and mid-Atlantic regions.

The Colloquium meets on selected Fridays during the academic year, from 3-5 PM, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 358 Fifth Avenue. In the Spring semester, the Colloquium will also sponsor a one-day conference on teaching Latina/o studies.

To submit a proposal, email a one-page abstract and a CV to William Orchard at

If you have questions or would like to be added to the Colloquium’s email list, please contact the colloquium coordinators, Natalie Havlin (LaGuardia Community College/ CUNY), Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla (Hostos Community College/ CUNY), William Orchard (Queens College/ CUNY), or Jennifer Harford Vargas (Bryn Mawr College).  The Colloquium is sponsored by the Revolutionizing American Studies project at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the Working Group on Latina/o Studies at Rutgers University, Newark.

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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