PILAS Annual Conference, 2017

Discontinuities and Resistance in Latin America
University of Leeds
26 - 27 June 2017

Latin America is one of the world regions in which borders are malleable or fragile, yet resistant. As its nations seek to establish and assert themselves on a continental and global stage, challenging, and being challenged by, outside influences, historical, political, geographic and economic fault lines often appear to check progress and modernization. One only has to think of Brazil, which recently hosted a truly global mega-event, with its citizens being keen to present their best face to a watching world after years of economic progress. However, this center stage international performance threatened to be undermined by the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and worries over the Zika virus. This multidisciplinary conference seeks to explore the discontinuities and resistance in Latin America from a critical perspective.

The Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS) Committee invites postgraduate researchers and junior academics from the arts, humanities and social sciences fields to present their work, engage in debate, and share their research on Latin America.

PILAS Annual Conference 2017 will be held at the University of Leeds on the 26 and 27 of June 2017. The Conference is FREE to attend and will include keynote speakers, workshops and engaging social activities.

PILAS Annual Conference 2017 has the support of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), The School of Languages, Cultures & Societies of the University of Leeds, the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH), Leeds City Council, The Centre for the History of Ibero-America (CHIA), The Centre for Hispanic and Lusophone Cultural Studies (HLCS) and the research group ‘Ideas and Identities in the Atlantic World’.

The theme of the conference is “Discontinuities and Resistance in Latin America”.

For more information and Call for Papers and Panels visit: https://pilasconference.com/