carribean conferenceCALL FOR PAPERS
VI Ottawa-Region Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean
April 16-18, 2015
Carleton University

The 2015 Ottawa-Region Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean is the sixth event of its kind. The  organizing committee extends a special call to all students, researchers, teachers, activists, officials, and diplomats engaged with the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in this event. We invite proposals for individual papers or panels on any topic related to the region. In particular we welcome participation related to this year theme: Latin America and the Caribbean: Mirrors and Mirages.

This years event will include keynote presentations by MARISOL DE LA CADENA (UC Davis) and ALISSA TROTZ (University of Toronto) as well as an Opening Night Ceremony with presentations from various ambassadors from Latin America and the Caribbean.

The theme Mirrors and Mirages invites presenters to reflect on the pluriversality of past and current conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Multiple images of integration, industrialization, inclusion, migration and development have invigorated the imaginations of the region’s peoples and diasporas. The call for reflections encourages submissions that seek to explore this richness and diversity. It also encourages participants to critically consider how the history of Latin America and the Caribbean can be situated within a flux of changing visions for the region.  These processes can be represented by the imagery of mirrors and mirages: ideas and reflections, pursued and perhaps abandoned as changing dreams take hold of the imagination of the people and lead them in new directions.

Submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives are welcomed.  We encourage presenters to submit proposals that promote discussion on topics such as: development, natural resource extraction, environment, citizenship, democracy, governance, migrations, public policy, regional integration projects, security and peace, Canada’s role in the region, culture, religion, and identities.

Abstract submissions are to be a maximum of 250 words. Submissions can be in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. Those wishing to present panels are encouraged to submit a panel proposal with 3 or 4 planned presentations and a discussant. Submissions should be sent to by February 15, 2015.

Please include:

  • The title of your presentation.
  • Name, affiliation, field of study, address, email, phone number.
  • Other presenters in the case of panel submission.

Applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance by February 27, 2015.
To confirm participation, accepted presenters will be asked to submit their papers – or a near-final draft by March 27, 2015.
Two small prizes will be awarded to the top two presentations given during the duration of the conference.