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The 2019 MALAS Conference took place on October 10-12, 2019, in Springfield, Illinois, at the campus of the University of Illinois Springfield. 

The theme for this year’s conference was “Democracy, Human Rights, and Environmental Justice in Latin America: Past, Present, and Future across Cultures.”

The program will consist primarily of presentations selected through this open call for submissions.  Depending on the topic to be discussed, the presentations may be in English or Spanish.  In addition, there will be invited speakers and panel discussions. The 2019 conference marks the 69th edition of the conferences.  This conference provides an opportunity for scholars (faculty, researchers, students) in Latin American matters to contribute towards better understanding of all things Latin American, from literature to politics to human rights, and more.

Access to the preregistration form can be found here. Prices shown in the form apply to check payment. For electronic payments, prices include transaction commission. 

Call for papers information can be found here and proposals must be received by August 30th, 2019.

MALAS is interdisciplinary and welcomes papers on a variety of Latin American topics.  For information on papers and sessions, please write to J.D. Bowen at jbowen5@slu.edu or submitpapers@malasnet.org  Those submitting papers for consideration should send by email the title of the paper, a 150-word abstract and contact information (name, affiliation, address, phone and email) to J.D. Bowen or submitpapers@malasnet.org.

Suggested topics include the following: Political Change; Democratic Processes; Natural Resources; Environmental Studies; Culture and Identity; International Relations; Sustainable Development; Free Trade Agreements; Literature, Art, Music; Gender Roles; Economic Policies; History and Landscape; Migration Topics; Indigenous Peoples; New Technologies; Social Justice and Human Rights; Country Studies; Regional Economic Integration; Caribbean Topics; Immigration; etc.   Other paper topics are welcome!