3rd Thinking Andean Studies CFP

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 certain 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.

Papers and panels 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, political science, linguistics, media studies, critical race theory, ethnomusicology, and history. Papers can be in English or any of the languages spoken in the Andean region.

Please submit a paper or panel title and abstract(s) of 250 words maximum to Marlen Rosas (mrosas@sas.upenn.edu) with cc Diego Arispe-Bazán (diego.arispe-bazan@northwestern.edu) by January 27th, 2019. Responses will be made available by February 15th to all who submitted.

* Participants will be asked to pay a fee for the conference once their papers or panels have been accepted: US$20 for students, $35 for faculty. Fee waivers are available, especially for scholars at institutions outside the US.