2023 Thinking Andean Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference

2023 Thinking Andean Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference

March 24-25, 2023

Sponsored by Haverford College Philadelphia, PA

Program 2023 here

. Getting There


Keynote speaker Dr. Ernesto Capello (Macalester College)


Hybrid format: 
Virtual + In-person presentations and reception

Para leer la convocatoria en Español por favor hacer click aquí

The 4th edition of the Thinking Andean Studies conference continues its mission to strengthen the interdisciplinary network of scholars working in the growing field of Andean Studies, as well as to help foster a mentoring relationship between established and emerging scholars. The event aims to provide a space for participants to share their research through paper presentations and roundtable discussions, and hopes to showcase the increasing number of scholars globally conducting research in and about the Andes.

In previous editions, we have asked participants to consider the importance of working across disciplines, and how to potentially theorize the Andes (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, as well as areas of Argentina and Chile). This year, we invite participants to reflect on how concepts such as coloniality and decolonization, indigeneity and race, politics and governance, exist as part of relationships of power and shape narratives. In other words, who gets to speak for the history of the Andes? From where do theories and practices in the region derive, and where might they be headed? Ideally, papers will reflect on some of the power dynamics that intersect to shape various facets of Andean societies.

This interdisciplinary conference also aims to connect scholars with Indigenous language and culture advocates. In this spirit, the Conference will include presentations that explore the intersections of indigenous languages of the Andes and media and activism, language pedagogy, literature, performance, and community organizing.

Papers from any theoretical perspective and examining any aspect of the Andes are welcome, including, but not restricted to: cultural studies, cultural policy, literature, indigenous studies, language planning and policy, bilingual education, decolonization, colonial studies, anthropology, sociology, cultural heritage and reclamation, political science, linguistics, media studies, ethnicity, ethnomusicology, and history. Papers can be in English, Spanish or any of the languages spoken in the Andean region. Sessions will take place online on March 24th and in-person at Haverford College on March 25th.

Please submit a paper title, presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, abstract and format (either virtual or in-person) of 250 words maximum to Dr. Marlen Rosas mrosas@haverford.edu by January 13th, 2023. 

Applicants for in-person participation have the option to submit panel applications, which should include panel title along with each presenter’s abstract.

Presentation fees*:

– Students $15
– Non-tenure-track scholars, including postdocs: $25

– Ladder (Tenure-Track and Tenured) faculty: $40

* It is possible to request a fee waiver for those presenters who are not able to cover the registration costs.