SECOLAS holds one annual meeting each spring, at which scholarly papers, annual awards, and other activities are presented, as well as, the business meeting of members.

66th Annual Conference, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 26-31, 2019

Host: Instituto Cultural Oaxaca
Program Chairs:
Literature and Humanities: Charles St-Georges (Denison University)
History and Social Sciences: Jimmy Huck (Tulane University)
Local Arrangements: Monica Rankin (UT Dallas), Jürgen Buchenau (UNC Charlotte), and Greg Crider (Winthrop University)

65th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, March 8-11, 2018

Hosts: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Vanderbilt University
Program Chairs:
Literature and Humanities: Amy Borja (University of Dallas)
History and Social Sciences: Lily Balloffet (Western Carolina University)
Local Arrangements: Jürgen Buchenau (UNC Charlotte) and Greg Crider (Winthrop University)

64th Annual Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 23-26, 2017

Conference Theme: “Between Revolution and Rapprochement in the Americas”
Conference Organizers:  SECOLAS
Hosts: Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University
Program Chairs:
Literature and Humanities: José Manuel Batista (UNC at Charlotte)
History and Social Sciences: Jacklyn Summer (Presbyterian College)
Local Arrangements: Jürgen Buchenau (UNC Charlotte) and Greg Crider (Winthrop University)

Conference Program

63rd Annual Conference, Cartagena, Colombia, March 9-13, 2016

Conference Theme: “Legacies of Transcultural Encounters”
Conference Organizers: SECOLAS
Program Chairs:
Literature and Humanities: Christopher Dennis (UNC Wilmington) History/Social Sciences: Steven Taylor (Troy University)
Local Arrangements: Jürgen Buchenau (UNC Charlotte) and Greg Crider (Winthrop University)

Conference Program

62nd Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, March 12-14, 2015                             

Conference Organizers: SECOLAS;

Local Arrangements CommitteeGregory Crider (Winthrop University) and Jürgen Buchenau (University of North Carolina Charlotte);

Program Chairs: Literature/Humanities: Paul Worley (University of North Dakota); History and Social Sciences: Michael Pisani (Central Michigan University).

61st Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 27-29, 2014

Conference Theme: “Latin America’s Global Presence.”

Sponsored by: Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans. Jimmy Huck (Tulane University) (Local Arrangements).

Program Chairs: Literature and Humanities: Uriel Quesada (Loyola University New Orleans); History and Social Sciences: Stephen Morris (Middle Tennessee State University).

Keynote speaker: Marcello Canuto (Director, Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University).

60th Annual Conference, Panama City, Panamá, March 6-9, 2013

Conference Theme: “Latin America at the Crossroads.”

Sponsored by: Secolas, Dr. Tim Hawkins and Dr. Frank Robinson (Local Arrangements).

Program Chairs: Literature and Humanities: Sarah Bares (Millsaps College); History and Social Sciences: Marixa Lasso (Case Western Reserve University).

Keynote speaker: Dr. Alfredo Castillero Calvo.

59th Annual Conference, Gainesville, FL, March 29-31, 2012  

Conference Theme: “The Struggle for Democracy in Latin America.”

Sponsored by: Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Dr. Richmond Brown (Local Arrangements).

Program Chairs: Literature and Humanities: Tace Hedrick (University of Florida); History and Social Sciences: Tiffanny Sippial (Auburn).

Keynote speakers: Joseph Foweraker (Oxford University), Paul Drake (UC San Diego), and Deborah Yashar (Princeton).

58th Annual Conference, Wilmington, NC, March 16-19, 2011

Conference Theme: “Nation Formation and the Diaspora of Race.” Sponsored by: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Dr. Jennifer Horan (Local Arrangements). Program Chairs:Literature & Humanities: Ignacio Rodeño, (University of Alabama); History and Social Sciences: Chad Black (University of Tennessee).

57th Annual Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, April 7-10, 2010

Conference theme: “Memory and Revolution.” Sponsored by: Instituto Mora. Carmen Collado (Local Arrangements) . Program Chairs: Literature & Humanities: Ann Gonzalez, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; History & Social Sciences: Timothy Henderson, Auburn University at Montgomery. Conference Hotel: El Diplomatico, Insurgentes Sur 1105, Colonia Nochebuena, CP 03720, México D.F.

56th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 16-18, 2009

Conference theme: “Crisis and Recovery in the Americas.” Sponsored by: Tulane University, Stone Center for Latin American Studies. James Huck (Local Arrangements). Program Chairs: Literature & Humanities: Elizabeth Moran, Christopher Newport University; History & Social Sciences: Scott Beck, East Tennessee State University. Conference Hotel:Hilton – New Orleans, 333 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130.

55th Annual Conference, Ybor City, Tampa, FL, April 17-19, 2008

Conference theme: ” Our Hispanic Heritage and Latino Future: Challenges and Opportunities for Latin American Studies.” Sponsored by: ENLACE FLORIDA, Dr. Paul Dosal, Executive Director and Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Jorge Nef, Director. Program Chairs: Literature & Humanities: Carmen Rivera, SUNY Fredonia; History & Social Sciences: Halbert Jones, US Dept of State. Conference Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District, 1700 East 9th Avenue, Tampa, Florida, USA 33605.

54th Annual Conference, San José, Costa Rica, April 19-21, 2007.

Conference theme: “Contesting Images of Latin America.” Sponsored by: University of South Alabama, Isabel Brown and Stephen Morris (Local Arrangements). Program Chairs: Literature & Humanities: Zoya Khan, University of South Alabama; History & Social Sciences: Blake Pattridge, Babson College. Conference Hotel: Radisson Europa, P .O. Box 538 Calle Blancos 2120, San José, Costa Rica.

53rd Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, April 6-8, 2006

Conference theme: “Latin America in the Age of Globalization.” Sponsored by: University of North Carolina at Charlotte in collaboration with Davidson College and Wingate University, Jurgen Buchenau, Angela Willis, Greg Crider (Local Arrangements). Program Chairs: Literature & Humanities: Clementina Adas, Clemson University; History & Social Sciences: Timothy Hawkins, Indiana State University. Conference Hotel: Holiday Inn Center City, Charlotte, NC.

52nd Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April 7-9, 2005

Conference theme: “Transnationalism: Intersections of the Global and the Local.” Sponsored by: Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University, Marshall Eakin, Theron Corse (Local Arrangements). Program Chairs: Literature & Humanities: Angela Willis, Davidson College; History & Social Sciences: Stephen Morris, University of South Alabama. Conference Hotel:Courtyard by Marriott Vanderbilt, 1901 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.


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