Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

LAGO 2010 Call for Papers: "Agents of Change: Resistance and Resilience in Latin America"

May 27th, 2010

2010 LAGO Graduate Student Conference

  • Conference Dates: October 28-30, 2010
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: September 24, 2010
  • Paper Submission Deadline: October 8, 2010
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Keynote Address: Anderson Sá, Grupo Cultural AfroReggae (Brazil)


Individual and collective acts of resistance and resilience have long characterized the processes of change in Latin America. Social, economic, political, and cultural transformations do not materialize of their own accord; rather, they are the result of a convergence of forces in a specific context. The ways in which individuals and groups shape change, and their responses to such change, are similarly varied, ranging from violence and mobilization to policy-making and cultural production. Those who represent ‘€œagents of change‘€-whether they are known by name or not‘€“have played important roles in shaping the historic trajectory of the Latin American region. In today‘€™s complex world of globalization, mass communication, global health threats, and increasing inequality, change-and the actors behind it-take on different guises and strategies.

Guidelines and Dates:

We welcome abstracts for presentations and for panels from all disciplines relating to the conference theme. Abstracts of up to 250 words should be sent in Microsoft Word format. Please include your name, phone number, title and institutional affiliation in your e-mail. Abstracts may be sent to: by Friday, September 24th, 2010. Final copies of completed papers may be sent to: by Friday, October 8th, 2010. There are no specific guidelines as to the length or format of your paper. However, please keep in mind that presentations may be up to 15 minutes in length.

Photo by PhD student Jordan Shannon, Stone Center for Latin American Studies