Latin America(s) at a Crossroads: ILASSA Student Conference

The Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA) presents its 39th annual student conference, ILASSA39: Latin America(s) at a Crossroads. ILASSA is the longest-running student-run academic conference in the U.S.

Keynote address by actress and sociologist Magdalena Morales Valdés: Thursday, Feb. 28, 4:15 p.m.

Latin America is at a sociopolitical crossroads. To understand, resist, and produce change, it is necessary to make connections between different disciplines, methodologies, and ways of producing knowledge and solidarity. Academics and artivists introduce new, powerful modes of thought and action, crossing borders of language, methodologies, and generations. We look forward to utilizing the space of this conference to question practices and discourses we have learned regarding the production of knowledge and social intervention.

The ILASSA student conference invites all worldviews, disciplines, ways of thinking, and experiences to challenge borders and boundaries of knowledge and action. "Latin America(s) at a Crossroads" aims to place an emphasis on non-traditional methods of approaching diverse representations of Latin America, including research processes, narratives, formats, and forms of collaboration.

Free and open to the public. For a detailed schedule if this three-day event, visit ILASSA39 Program.

On Day 2 of conference, some events take place at the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin. On Day 3, the workshop takes place at the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) Learning Lab 4. Please consult program for details.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Benson Latin American Collection, Some events take place elsewhere; consult program
2300 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78712-1469

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities


College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

Students, Alumni, General Public



Free and open to the public

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