CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
2015 ROUNDTABLE on LATINA FEMINISM
May 1 and 2, 2015, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH
Abstract Deadline FEBRUARY 1, 2015
Invited Speakers: Edwina Barvosa, University of California, Santa Barbara
Laura Elisa Pérez, University of California, Berkeley
You are invited to participate in the 2015 meeting of the Roundtable on Latina Feminism, a forum for discussion of Latina feminist theory and practice. Suggested themes include but are not limited to the following:
*Latin@ and African American relations
*Coalitions across differences
*Critical Race theory
*Visual Representations of Latinas
*Latina Political Thought
*History of Latinas in the U.S.
*Mestizaje and Mulataje
*Works on individual Latina or Latin American feminist writers and theorists
Guidelines for Submission:
1. Abstracts should be approximately 1500 words.
2. Abstracts should be suitable for anonymous review. In a separate document, please include your name, affiliation, contact information, brief bio, and the title of your presentation.
3. Please submit all proposals electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please write “LATINA FEMINISM ABSTRACT ” in the subject line.
4. For more information on past roundtables go to http://sites.jcu.edu/lfr/or contact Mariana Ortega at email@example.com
*Participants are expected to attend ALL sessions of the Roundtable*
on Latina Feminism
The Roundtable on Latina Feminism is a Latina space dedicated to the discussion of all issues related to Latina and Latin American Feminisms. We welcome Latinas and their allies to engage in critical, creative, and supportive discussions. Too many academic conferences are based on a model which prioritizes competitive, agonistic discussions. We wish to make room for alternative encuentros in which we share ideas, forge connections and learn from one another. Our first meeting was in 2006.
“I cannot overemphasize how important I consider these gatherings to be, and how important I consider the yearly format that has been developing. I have long and continuously been engaged with U.S. Latina scholars in other formats and venues (professional organizations in various disciplines), many of them centering the feminist, queer, U.S. woman of color perspective. Nothing has quite emerged in that centers cross- or comparative Latina research in a fashion quite as interdisciplinary and national, thus allowing for both a measurement of the state of the art, a kind of “Aha, here we are! and in so doing, simultaneously allowing for an important intellectual leap at individual and collective levels.
Laura E. Pérez, University of California, Berkeley
For more information contact Roundtable organizer and founder
Mariana Ortega at firstname.lastname@example.org