Conference highlights outstanding grad student research

The third International Graduate Student Research Conference on Latin America & the Caribbean will be held March 15 and 16 at York University, featuring more than 90 student presenters.

The two-day conference will highlight outstanding graduate student research across a broad disciplinary range, representing 12 Canadian universities, 24 United States-based universities and six universities in Europe and Asia.

The event will take place at 280N York Lanes and 519 York Research Tower, from 9:15am to 5:45pm both days. Click here for a full schedule of panels, times and locations. For information on how to register, click here.

CerlaceGradConfSome 22 interdisciplinary thematic panels will look at everything from politics and performance, free trade and globalization, diaspora, literature and society, explorations of cultural memory and Indigenous politics to violence, memory and overcoming, and gender issues in Caribbean societies.

In addition to the student presenters, 22 faculty members of York University, the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and Trent University will serve as expert discussants.

Sponsored by York’s Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean (CERLAC), the conference is organized by a committee of graduate students. One has been held bi-annually since 2008. Reflecting the event’s growing reputation, this year’s call for papers received twice the number of responses compared to the previous two conferences; the program is close to double the size of its antecedents and integrates a higher proportion of international participants.

This event provides an important professional development opportunity for its participants, graduate students who will receive expert feedback from faculty discussants and engage in intellectual exchange with an international cohort of their peers.

Some of their papers may be nominated by discussants for publication in one of CERLAC’s publication series. Dozens of York University students will benefit by presenting papers, by serving on the organizing committee for the event, and by attending and being exposed to a diverse range of accomplished scholarship.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Political Science, the Faculty of Environmental Studies, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and the York Graduate Students Association.

For full program details, visit the International Graduate Student Research Conference on Latin America & the Caribbean website.