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The Eleventh Biennial International / Interdisciplinary Research Conference of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association (ALARA)

Theme: "Violence, Systemic Racism, and African Diaspora Communities: Causes & Consequences”

Dates: 4-7 August 2016

Conference site: Willemstad, Curaçao

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Conference fees and and accomodation information can be viewed in this document.

Conference session information is available here.

Conference Organizing Committee:

Prof. Christopher Dennis – University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Prof. Dorothy Mosby – Mount Holyoke College
Prof. Daniel Mosquera – Union College
Prof. Luisa Ossa – La Salle University
Prof. Antonio Tillis – College of Charleston
Prof. Sheridan Wigginton – California Lutheran University


The conference organizers are soliciting one-page abstracts for papers in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Dutch, or Papiamento on any topic explored from a humanistic or social science perspective. Proposals for complete panels are especially encouraged. Although all proposals will be considered, individual papers and full panels exploring this year's theme are particularly welcome.


Friday, January 5, 2016

Send abstracts via E-MAIL to

  • ALARA 2014 c/o Dr. Sheridan Wigginton
  • Professor of Spanish
  • Department of Languages and Cultures
  • California Lutheran University
  • E-mail:

Notifications of acceptance will be sent on a rolling basis, with all notifications sent by January 22, 2016.


ALARA 2010, Lima, Peru