Querencias Conference Spring 2023

Querencias 2023 Flyer

Querencias 2023: Culturas Entrelazadas 

April 21-22, 2023

For more information and schedule, click here 


Click here for Conference registration link (registration is free)

Click here for Volunteering registration link (open to graduate and undergraduate students)

In its 3rd edition, Querencias is presented in a hybrid mode gathering for students of Spanish and Portuguese, and related areas. This is an open space to share projects, continuing research, theses dissertations, etc. We are also pleased to announce our 1st colloquium for undergraduate students where they are invited to share their final papers or capstone projects. We welcome abstracts for presentations and themed panels in Portuguese, Spanish or English from these interdisciplinary fields of study: Hispanic and Lusophone literature and cultural studies, Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics, and Southwest and Latin American studies. Research within these fields is encouraged but not limited to the following topics:

  • linguistic variation
  • dialectology
  • language acquisition
  • pragmatics
  • semantics
  • phonology
  • syntax
  • bilingualism
  • historical and
  • comparative linguistics
  • language contact
  • literary criticism
  • cultural studies
  • colonial studies
  • political theory
  • memory studies
  • religion
  • gender & sexuality studies
  • indigenous studies


Submission Guidelines:

  1. For presentations, submit an abstract of up to 500 words (not including tables and references). For themed panels, only one proposal should be submitted per panel, including the topic (300 words) plus an additional description of how each presenter will contribute to it (500 words maximum each).
  2. Include some keywords.
  3. Please do not include any personal information in the abstract.
  4. Abstracts may be delivered in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
  5. Authors should aim for papers that are 15 min. long followed by a 10 min Q&A period. For undergrad presentations the time frame will be 10 min plus 5 of Q&A.
  6. We encourage in-person presentations. In your submission form, please note whether you prefer virtual participation. However, keep in mind that the number of virtual presentations will be limited.
  7. Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, in this link, or by scanning the qr code.

Abstracts should be submitted to here.

Do not include any personal information in the abstract.


Important dates:

Extended Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 16th, 2023.

Notification of acceptance: January 30th, 2022.

Conference dates: Friday, April 21st – Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 (sessions will be hybrid).

We wish to foster an enriching academic environment for the exchange of knowledge. If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email spgsa@unm.edu.