PILAS 2017: “Discontinuities and Resistance in Latin America”
University of Leeds
26 – 27 June 2017
Latin America is one of the world regions in which borders are malleable or fragile, yet resistant. As its nations seek to establish and assert themselves on a continental and global stage, challenging, and being challenged by, outside influences, historical, political, geographic and economic fault lines often appear to check progress and modernization. One only has to think of Brazil, which recently hosted a truly global mega-event, with its citizens being keen to present their best face to a watching world after years of economic progress. However, this center stage international performance threatened to be undermined by the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and worries over the Zika virus. This multidisciplinary conference seeks to explore the apparent contradictions in Latin America from a critical perspective.
The Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS) Committee, with the main support of the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) and the University of Leeds, invites postgraduate researchers and junior academics from the arts, humanities and social sciences fields to present their work, engage in debate, and share their research on Latin America.
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