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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: 2-6 August 2016

Location: Willemstad, Curaçao

Conference At A Glance:

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The conference registration fee is US $285. The conference registration fee for students/Professors Emeriti US $200. This fee includes a two year ALARA membership and a two year subscription to the journal PALARA. This fee also includes: opening reception, all coffee breaks, and closing banquet. You must be a member of ALARA to participate in the conference.

The conference registration fee should be paid by April 15, 2016, either online using the PayPal link below, or via check or money order.

Early registration is highly encouraged. Late registration (April 16 - May 16 only) is US $300.00; US $215.00 for students/Professors Emeriti.

The conference program will be e-mailed in advance to registered participants. If not paying online, checks and money orders must be made out to ALARA and sent to:

  • ALARA 2016
  • Dr. Antonio D. Tillis
  • College of Charleston
  • 66 George Street
  • Charleston, SC 29424-0001
  • Email:

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.


March 25, 2016

Send abstracts via E-MAIL to

  • ALARA 2016 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