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Latin American Studies

The 22st Annual Latin American Studies Symposium at Birmingham-Southern College

Latin American Studies Symposium
Death of a Virgin, 2008, Alice Leora Briggs

Call for papers

BSC Latin American Studies Program invites proposals for the 22nd Annual LAS Symposium hosted by the Birmingham-Southern College on April 11-12, 2014. This interdisciplinary conference aims to promote undergraduate research focused on Latin America and to engage students and faculty to discuss a wide range of topics in Latin American Studies.

Invited guest speakers:
This year's invited speakers will focus on life and death on the Mexico-U.S. border.

Molly Molloy, Border and Latin American Specialist at New Mexico State University Library, will give a presentation tentatively entitled after her recent article, "The Mexican Undead: Toward a New History of the 'Drug War' Killing Fields" about the recent years of hyper violence in Ciudad Juárez – its representations and mis-representations in the press and academic discourse.

Alice Leora Briggs, whose image Death of a Virgin appears above, will deliver an artist lecture - a visual record of some of her ongoing research in Juarez.

Hotel information

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Dr. Barbara Domcekova
Latin American Studies Symposium, Director
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254
Phone: (205) 226-4975
Fax: (205) 226-3089


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