Gonzaga to Host 2019 Ethnicity, Race Conference

October 18, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. –  The Latin American Studies Association’s section on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples has selected Gonzaga University to host the 6th Conference on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean. The conference is set for fall 2019 with exact dates to be determined.

Rebecca Stephanis, associate professor of Spanish, and Pavel Shlossberg, associate professor in the Master’s Program of Communication and Leadership Studies, wrote the successful proposal.

The conference will cover topics related to all aspects of ethnicity, race relations, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and other ethnic or racial groups in Latin America and the Caribbean. Participants will include scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences who will present panels. The conference will be co-sponsored by the Journal Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, edited by Leon Zamosc and Nancy Postero from University of California, San Diego.

ERIP has more than 400 members representing diverse academic disciplines, including anthropology, history, sociology, political science, linguistics, Spanish and Portuguese, geography, literature, and the law.