Theme: “Resilience, Climate Crisis, and Social Justice”
4-8 August 2020
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020

Full Panel Abstracts are Encouraged


The conference organizers are soliciting one-page abstracts for papers in Spanish, English, French, or Portuguese, as well as proposals for panels on literary, historical, linguistic, social science, and other relevant topics. Although all proposals will be considered, papers and panels exploring this year’s theme are particularly welcome.

Send abstracts and queries via E-MAIL to:
ALARA 2020 c/o
Dr. Sheridan Wigginton
Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Department of Languages and Cultures
California Lutheran University


The ALARA website is currently being updated so please direct all inquiries about the conference hotel registration, transportation, and registration to Dr. Sheridan Wigginton at

You will be contacted by email when the website is updated and accessible.


Conference Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Dorothy Mosby – Mount Holyoke College
  • Dr. Sarah Ohmer – Lehman College, CUNY
  • Dr. Sonja Stephenson Watson – University of Texas, Arlington
  • Dr. Dawn F. Stinchcomb – Purdue University
  • Dr. Antonio Tillis – University of Houston
  • Dr. Luisa Ossa – LaSalle University
  • Dr. Sheridan Wigginton – California Lutheran University
  • Ms. Tyra Lewis


Email all inquiries to Dr. Sheridan Wigginton at

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