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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University and the Latin American Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are pleased to announce the third annual North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies (NCCLAS). NCCLAS 2021 seeks to bring together scholars, specialists, and graduate students in North Carolina engaged in the diverse and multiple disciplinary domains dedicated to Latin American and Latino/a studies, past and present.

The theme of NCCLAS 2021 was dedicated to “Engaging Latin American Realities.” NCCLAS 2021 was hosted virtually on February 19-20, 2021.

The Keynote Address by Verónica Gago, “Feminist struggles in Latin America: temporalities of revolt,” is available to watch on YouTube.

The 2021 NC Conference on Latin American and Caribbean Studies featured a plenary event with the author Pascale Bonnefoy whose Cazar al Cazador: Detectives Tras Criminales de Lesa Humanidad was chosen for the Translation Series and will be available soon. Joining her for the conversation was Peter Kornbluh, National Security Archive, George Washington University, and editor Elaine Maisner, University of North Carolina Press. The recording is available on YouTube.

NCCLAS is made possible through funds from the US Department of Education, the Mellon Foundation, the William Wilson Brown Endowment, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Latin American Studies Program.

NCCLAS Organizing Committee:

Jürgen Buchenau
Latin American Studies Program University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC

Dennis A. Clements III
Duke Global Health Institute Duke University Durham, NC

Natalie Hartman
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Duke University Durham, NC

Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
Institute for the Study of the Americas University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz
Institute for the Study of the Americas University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC