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2015 Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Subestimados: Prospects and Challenges of Social Mobility

Keynote Speaker- Dr. Lessie Jo Frazier, Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University

  • Date:March 6-7, 2015
  • Location: IU Bloomington

This year’s conference encourages participants to expose past and present challenges that have influenced the emergence of social groups that are underestimated, undervalued, and pushed to the margins in Latin American and Caribbean societies. The prospects of social mobility for these people are limited by diverse global, national, regional, and local factors, and scholarly attention from across disciplines has the ability to better conceptualize the interrelatedness of these factors. With this theme in mind, we invite scholars from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to submit abstracts exploring the complex experiences of subestimados fighting to overcome their challenging circumstances.

Submission Information

All submissions in Spanish, English, and Portuguese will be considered for our 2015 graduate student conference and must include a title and abstract of no more than 300 words as well as a CV. All submissions must be received by November 22, 2014. Papers will be grouped thematically in panel discussions and each panel will be moderated by an IU faculty member.

Download the Proposal Form and send all documents as attachments in a single e-mail to with the subject line "CLACS Graduate Student Conference 2015".

All Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance and panel assignment no later than December 11, 2014.

Travel Grants

Several Travel Grants ranging from $200-$350 will be available on a competitive basis for students coming from outside Indiana University Bloomington. Those students who apply for a travel grant must also submit a rough budget to aid in the allocation of funds.

If you are interested in applying for free accomodations with an IU graduate student, please indicate this in your application

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