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Querencias Conference

April 13 - 14, 2018 

Querencias is the first annual conference hosted by The Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Association (SPGSA) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Querencias welcomes paper submissions from Hispanic Literature, Hispanic Linguistics, Portuguese Literature, and Southwest and Latin American Studies. 

Please submit your abstract and title to by February 25, 2018.We wish to foster and enriching academic environment for the exchange of knowledge. The event will be held on April 13th and 14th and will take place in Ortega Hall.  This Year's Keynote Speakers are Professors Kathryn Mcknight and Rosa Vallejos Yopan.  We welcome abstracts of up to 250 words in Portuguese, English, or Spanish.  Research on these topics are encouraged but not limited to:






  • Bilingualism
  • Language
  • Acquisition
  • Language Contact
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Phonology
  • Syntax
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Contemporary 
  • Literature
  • Feminist theory
  • Medieval
  • Golden Age
  • Poetry 
  • Latin American Cultural Studies 
  • Postcolonialism 
  • Social Justice
  • Brazilian Cinema 
  • Queer/Quare Studies 
  • Brazilian and Lusophone Literature 
  • Contemporary Literature 
  • Border Studies 
  • Immigration
  • Queer Studies 
  • Folklore and Ethnographies
  • Cultural Studies 
  • Femicide 
  • Identity Studies


For more information on the Keynote Speakers click here.