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Call For Proposals: 17th Annual OLAC Conference

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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17th Annual OLAC

Ohio Latin Americanist Conference

February 28-29, 2020

Ohio University, Athens, OH


Call for Proposals

Submit Proposals here. 

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.


We invite all Latin Americanists and Latinx Studies scholars, educators, and students from institutions of higher education to participate in this annual meeting. Participants do not have to be from Ohio to present/attend. 


All proposals are welcome and may include (but are not limited to) literature, linguistics, history, education, geography, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, art, area studies such as cultural, international, women’s, gender, ethnic, and sexuality studies and film and cinema studies. We also invite proposals related to the natural sciences, environmental science, bioethics, and other fields underrepresented in past OLAC conferences. We will also provide panels with creative writing, a tradition that began in 2017, and an opportunity for shorter 10-minute mini-presentations.


This year’s conference will feature guest speaker Dr. Brenda Elsey, Associate Professor of History at Hofstra University. In addition, free entertainment will be offered Friday night to include music and the presentation of a play. 


For questions regarding proposal submissions, please contact Betsy Partyka at