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NECLAS 2019 Annual Meeting, November 2, 2019

Deadline Extended
To propose an additional to the panel please email the president of NECLAS:  Dr. Kushigian


Globalization, In/Security and Displacement

The NECLAS executive committee invites 2019 paper and panel proposals that foreground insight from Latin American and Latinx experiences on globalization, in/security and displacement. The topics and questions presented below interrogate Latin American and Latinx Studies exploring agency, scholarship and justice.  Framing issues of Latinx and Latin American experience, they envision challenges, theorize peace, and conceptualize social justice within cultural and social transactions. Though priority will be given to proposals addressing issues related to globalization, in/security and displacement, NECLAS will continue to accept proposals on all relevant research related to Latin American and Latinx Studies. To submit a proposal addressing one question or a combination of questions, please fill out the submission form at Neclas_2019_Proposal_Form by March 22, 2019.  If you have questions please contact

Security and Insecurity:

  • What do narratives of globalization, in/security and displacement look like, and who determines them?

  • What are the strategies and coalitions that address states of security and insecurity in global and local arenas?

  • How are populations differentially exposed to conditions that facilitate or jeopardize their persisting and flourishing?

  • What does academic production look like in moments of insecurity, and what are the effects of in/security on the written word?

  • How do we address the insecurity of the word and image in the digital world?

  • How do borders, walls, caravans, ships and other tools of security and insecurity shape the experiences of Latin American and Latinx communities?

Globalization and Inequality:

  • How can the Academy reconfigure the current version of global thought?

  • What kinds of new technologies respond to needs and trends in globalization and security?

  • Are we enriching or depleting the world scientifically, culturally and socioeconomically?

  • What sustainable strategies might we use with New Materialisms to address the fragility of things in our global, interstate and state actions?

  • What global transactions explore the transformation of humans, nature, ethics, texts and contexts by their encounters?

  • How do we interrogate domestic and globalized Latinidades and contextualize them in contemporary ethnic, racial, class, gender and sexuality-based identities?

Migration, Displacements and Diasporas:

  • What do the concepts of home and nation tell us about internal and external displacements?

  • How do we address shifting demographics where the historically marginalized become the majority?

  • What can we learn from the impact of hurricane María and other Caribbean Islands - and the responses by both state and non-state actors - about migration, displacement and the coloniality of power?

  • What does the future hold when Caribbean & Central America’s Apocalyptic Present is paused?

  • What views on race, gender and social justice are observable from transdisciplinary and intersections within Latin American and Latinx communities?

  • What are the new approaches to rotten ideas, decay, displacement and sustainability?

  • For those displaced by climate change, what other kinds of environments are welcoming?

©2019 by New England Council of Latin American Studies. Photographs courtesy of the artist: Nana Asare.