Emergent Brazil – February 14-15, 2013, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Brazil has drawn the interest of academics for decades. However, Brazil’s recent emergence as a global player in international economic and political affairs and as a significant influence in other areas (culture, the environment, urban studies, democratic transition, etc.) suggests the reasons for our 62nd annual conference. There are eight panels, with twenty-four speakers coming from the worlds of academia, business, policy, and public affairs. Topics range from contemporary and international politics and culture to religion, urban studies and environmental policy: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/members/conferences/Brazil_112812.asp

National Association of Hispanic &Latino Studies National Conference – February 11-16, 2013, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This is a national conference that hosts scholars from across the U.S. and several foreign countries to present diverse research related to Hispanic, Latinos and Chicanos. Topics will include, but are not limited to, health issues, family, education, military, social challenges, business, literature, religion, and more: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/members/conferences/Louisiana_091412.asp

Latin America at a Crossroads: Between Globalization and Regionalization – May 23-24 2013, Dublin, Ireland

In this Conference, we are interested in challenging stereotypical ideas and representations of Latin America presented in the Global North. Latin America is a diverse region of many cultures, nationalities and identities. It is part of a complex and globalised world where interesting economic, political and cultural changes have been taking part. It is the first conference on Latin American issues organized in Ireland, and it seeks to create links between Latin America, Ireland and the rest of Europe: http://www.isa-sociology.org/pdfs/laci.pdf

XXXIII Annual ILASSA Student: February 7–9 2013, the University of Texas at Austin

The Student Conference on Latin America, organized by the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association (ILASSA) at The University of Texas at Austin, is an interdisciplinary forum for students involved in Latin American research topics. The conference provides students with the opportunity to present research activities, develop presentational skills, exchange ideas and information, and meet other scholars from around the world. The conference, now in its thirty-third year, is the oldest and largest student conference in the field of Latin American Studies: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/conferences/ilassa33.php