CFP: “THINKING ANDEAN STUDIES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLOQUIUM”

THINKING ANDEAN STUDIES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLOQUIUM

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 17-18 2015

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: January 25, 2015

The aim of this student-organized gathering is to develop an interdisciplinary network of scholars working in the growing field of Andean Studies, as well as to help foster a mentoring relationship between established and emerging scholars. The event aims to provide a space for scholars to share their research through paper presentations and roundtable discussions, and hopes to showcase the increasing number of scholars in the US conducting research in and about the Andes. By Andean studies, we want to refer to the whole Andean region, including rural and urban areas of Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, as well as Argentina and Chile, and engaging in a wide distribution of topics.

In addition, the event also aims to connect scholarship with initiatives of indigenous language and culture advocates. In this spirit, a range of Quechua advocates will present on topics that explore the intersections of indigenous languages of the Andes and media and activism, language pedagogy, literature, and community organizing.

Papers from any theoretical perspective that examine any aspect of the Andes are welcomed, including but not restricted to: cultural studies, cultural policy, literature, indigenous studies, language planning and policy, bilingual education, decolonization, colonial studies, anthropology, sociology, cultural heritage, political science, linguistics, media studies, critical race theory, ethnomusicology, and history.

Please submit a paper title and 200-250 words abstract to prof. Américo Mendoza Mori at americo@sas.upenn.edu . Responses will be made available by February 15th to all who submitted.



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