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Latinx Studies and Creativity Symposium 2022

April 1, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This year’s version of the Latinx Studies and Creativity Symposium has amazing keynote speakers! The 2019 Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievements Award receiver Dr. Catherine Walsh and Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam; Afro-Hispanic Studies Professor and coordinator of the Africana Studies program at TAMU.

Dr. Catherine Walsh is a sociologist, pedagogue and intellectual-militant, involved for many years in processes and struggles of social and decolonial transformation, first in the US and during the last almost 30 years in Ecuador and Latin America. She is distinguished professor and director of the doctoral program in Latin American Cultural Studies at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, where she also coordinates the Afro-Andean Documentary Fund, a collective memory archive. In 2019, Catherine received the prestigious “Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievements Award” from the Caribbean Philosophical Association.

Catherine has been an invited professor and speaker in five continents. Her academic work, reflected in more than 300 publications in various languages, includes:

“Afro In/Exclusion, Resistance, and the “Progressive” State: (De)Colonial Struggles, Questions, and Reflections,” in Black Social Movements in Latin America: From Monocultural Mestizaje to Multiculturalism, ed. J. Rahier (NY: Palgrave, 2012); “(W)riting Collective Memory (De)spite State: Decolonial Practices of Existence in Ecuador” (with Juan García Salazar), in Black Writing and the State in Latin America, ed. J. Branche (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015); Pensar sembrando/sembrar pensando with Abuelo Zenón (with Juan García Salazar; Quito: Abya-Yala 2017); On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis (with Walter Mignolo; Duke University Press, 2018); “Decolonial Praxis: Sowing Existence-Life in Times of Dehumanities” (2021). Her new book Rising Up, Living On. Re-existences, Sowings, and Decolonial Cracks will be published in 2022 with Duke Press.

April 5, 12:30 pm. Dr. Catherine Walsh Keynote “On AfroLatinx Studies and Decolonial Cracks.”

Time: Apr 5, 2022 12:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 952 4390 4660

Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam is an Associate Professor of Afro-Hispanic Studies, and the Coordinator of Africana Studies program at TAMU. He is the author of La poesía de Guinea Ecuatorial en su contexto colonial y (trans)nacional (2019) and Hacia una poética afro-colombiana: el caso del Pacífico (2010), He has also published creative writing books susch as Mange-Mil y sus historias de tierra caliente (2017) and Sueño con África. Dream of Africa. Rêve d’Afrique (2013). He is a recipient of numerous grants and awards for teaching and research.

April 1, 9:30 am. Dr. Alain Lawo-Sukam Keynote
Apr 1, 2022 09:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 939 8782 6400

We have extended the registration deadline to present in the symposium until March 25. We will accommodate the presentation time to your schedule throughout the month of April. Find the call for papers below.

Call for papers
Calling all Undergraduates, Graduate Students and Faculty working on Latinx research! The LSWG group would like to invite you to our Second Annual Latinx Scholarship & Creativity Symposium.

To participate, just submit a brief 150-250 word description of what project/research you are working on now. This can be completed research you have done while at TAMU or a research/project you are currently working on. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. Panels of 3 and workshop proposals will also be accepted. This years theme is Afro Latinx and African Latin American Studies, though we encourage projects that focus on this years theme, the symposium is a space for all kinds of scholarship and creative projects that focus on Latinx and Latin American Studies.

Smaller projects will be placed in panels and have a 15 minute presentation on their project and then have a group 15 minute Q&A with the audience. Larger projects such as book presentations, dissertations, theses, and community engagement projects will be granted single person presentations with a 30 minute talk and 15 minute Q&A. If you are unsure if your project is large or small, email the LSWG Graduate Convenor, Valentina Aduen at vaduen@tamu.edu


Submit by: March 25, 2022 using this link: https://forms.gle/BKE7VfNWkoXYLZcg9

The Latinx Scholarship & Creativity Symposium will occur throughout the month of April and presentations will take place virtually. Presentations will be scheduled upon presenters’ availability.


April 1, 2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am