First Annual Center for Latin American Studies Symposium

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh is calling for undergraduate students to submit papers for our upcoming symposium to be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.—Room 4130 and 4127 Wesley W. Posvar Hall.

This symposium provides a platform for students to showcase their research, papers and an opportunity to see what other undergraduate students at Pitt are working on areas related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. 

The Center is accepting papers across all disciplines, that showcase our region, such as but not limited to: Economic development, inequality and social inclusion, democracy, human rights, health, education, LGBTQ and gender studies, ethnicity, race studies, ecocriticism, urban development, violence and crime, social movements and political parties, technological innovation, political behavior, Latinx politics, and  elites, will be accepted. If you have a topic that is not listed, please let us know.

Papers should be 10 pages and be double-spaced, with citations of at least four to five resources (MLA or APA format). Students will be limited to 15 minutes to present.

Call for papers due: January 10, 2020

Papers accepted will be announced on January 24, 2020


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