SURCLA and AILASA HDR and ECR Research Symposium
Sydney University Research Community for Latin America (SURCLA) and Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA) HDR and ECR Research Symposium
The Sydney University Research Community for Latin America (SURCLA), in collaboration with the Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA), is inviting expressions of interests for short presentations to feature in two panels for discussion surrounding the topics of “Impacts of COVID-19 on research into Latin America” and “The future of Latin American studies in Australia” as part of the 2021 HDR and ECR Research Symposium on the 25 May 2021.
Latin American studies has for many years occupied a subaltern space in Australian institutions relative to other area studies disciplines. Research in the discipline has also often been dependent upon travel to the continent in order to access archives or to conduct field research. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent travel bans have had a profound effect on Australian institutions and in particular the smaller disciplines in terms of domestic enrolment numbers. This research symposium aims to explore in detail the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had upon research into Latin America conducted in Australia, as well as what the future of the discipline may look like.
Submissions are open to Higher Degree Research Students as well as Early Career Researchers exploring various aspects of Latin American society and culture. Presentations are to be approximately 10 minutes in duration and should provide a concise summary of a current research project engaging with Latin America, as well as outline any impacts upon the project as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will have an opportunity to answer further questions after their panel has finished presenting.
The aim of the session is to provide Higher Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers with an avenue to share their research with fellow Latin Americanists as well as to get a broader understanding of the depth and quality of research that is being conducted into Latin America across Australia. Following the difficult year that was 2020 for many HDR Students and Early Career Researchers, it is hoped that such an event will allow for the development of professional and academic relationships for Latin Americanists across different universities and disciplines that are yet to find themselves fully established in academia.
Deadline: 27 April 2021
Expressions of interest, including primary contact details, a 150-word abstract outlining the focus of the presentation and a 50-word biographical statement are to be emailed directly to email@example.com. Successful applicants will be notified by 4 May 2021.
RSVP via our registration form to receive the Zoom link. Registrations close 18 May 2021.
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