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LAGO Graduate Student Conference

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Call for Papers
Liberalism and Its Discontents
January 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2016

Tulane University’s Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) invites paper and panel proposals for our 2016 Graduate Conference: “Liberalism and Its Discontents.” At the conference, we encourage participants to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion on the subject of liberalism in the Americas. More specifically, we seek scholarly works that explore and critique the influence of Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment thought in Latin America and its Diaspora. Through this conversation, we seek to trouble notions of “discovery,” “progress,” “development,” and “democracy” and critically examine how these terms are used in the field of Latin American Studies. Papers from all disciplines that explore any historical or contemporary moment are welcomed. We invite submissions in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Economic liberalism and free trade agreements
  • Censorship, surveillance, and borders
  • Contradictions of modern nation state formation
  • Colonialism, neocolonialism, and liberalism
  • Reform versus revolution
  • Liberalism and nationalism
  • Issues of sovereignty
  • Sameness versus difference
  • Institutions and their complicity in violence
  • Contested territory
  • Indigenous and African epistemologies
  • Art and resistance
  • Critiques of modernity
  • Decentralized movements
  • Identity formation & network culture in the digital age
  • Empire and environmental stewardship/conservation

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: November 2nd, 2015.

Paper Submission Form

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