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LAS Conference

Study of the Americas Conference

April 22-23, 2021

Please join us for the Annual Study of the Americas Conference at CSUSB!
The Latin American Studies Conference, “Study of the Americas,” fosters interest, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse peoples, processes, and histories shaping Latin America, the Caribbean, and the US Borderlands. This year we are dedicating our Conference to the topic of “Women in the Americas: Feminism, Diaspora, and Violence.” Envisioning women as an inclusive category that include transgender, gender fluid, and intersectional identities, this year’s conference will examine colonial/decolonial histories across places and temporalities that affect women, as well as more broader issues related to Latin America.

Day 1: Three Keynote Speakers
Thursday, April 22, starting at 10 am

To join the Keynote speaker webinar, please register at: 

10 am - 10:50 am: Milagros de la Torre, photographer and artist
11 am - 11:50 am: Willivaldo Delgadillo, writer and scholar
12 pm - 12:50pm:  Rosa Marta Zárate, musician and popular organizer

Day 2: Latin American Studies minor at CSUSB: Meet the professors!
Friday, April 23, starting at 10 am

To join the Faculty Panel on Friday, please use this link:

Eric Bayruns Garcia (Philosophy)
Ed Gomez (Art)
Florencia San Martín (Art History & Global Cultures)
Mike Kohout (Geography and Environmental Studies)

Milagro de la Torre

Milagros de la Torre 
is a New York based artist working with a conceptual approach to the photographic medium.

Willivaldo Delgadillo

Willivaldo Delgadillo 
is a fiction writer and an academic. He ha s published several novels and books on topics like silent cinema and the border. 

Rosa Marta Zarate Macias

Rosa Marta Zarate Macias
La Senora Del Canto, 
studied Pastoral Theology, Music and Popular Education. She is a songwriter and popular organizer.