The Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Association (SPGSA) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Querencias Conference at the University of New Mexico on April 12-13, 2019.

Please see our CfP below and submit your abstracts by January 22nd. (Deadline extended to February 1st)

Click HERE to submit your abstract

For any additional questions, email SPGSA@unm.edu


Querencias Conference on Hispanic and Portuguese Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics

The Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Association (SPGSA) at the University of New Mexico is pleased to announce Querencias 2019. We welcome abstracts for presentations and themed panels of up to 300 words (tables and references not included) in English, Portuguese or Spanish from Hispanic Literature, Hispanic Linguistics, Portuguese Literature, and Southwest and Latin American Studies. Research on these topics are encouraged but not limited to:

Linguistics: Bilingualism; Language Acquisition; Language Contact; Psycholinguistics; Phonology; Syntax; Sociolinguistics.

Literature: Contemporary Literature; Feminist theory; Medieval; Golden Age; Poetry; Latin American Cultural Studies; Postcolonialism.

Portuguese: Social Justice; Brazilian Cinema; Queer/Quare Studies; Brazilian and Lusophone Literature; Contemporary Literature.

Southwest: Border studies; Immigration; Queer studies; Folklore and Ethnographies; Cultural Studies; Femicide; Identity Studies.

Teaching: Applied linguistics; L2 and Heritage Language Acquisition; Methods and Content

For themed panels, each presenter will have 20 minutes, plus 30 minutes of discussion for the panel as a whole. Presenters interested in this format are responsible for deciding who will be part of the suggested panel. Only one document should be submitted per panel. The document should include the proposed panel topic (300 words), and how each presenter will contribute to it (500 words).

Abstracts should be submitted in pdf format to HERE Do not include any personal information in the abstract.

Important dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 22nd, 2019. NEW DEADLINE: February 1st.

Notification of acceptance: February 15th, 2019

Conference dates: Friday, April 12th – Saturday, April 13th, 2019


We wish to foster an enriching academic environment for the exchange of knowledge. If you have any question regarding submissions, please email spgsa@unm.edu .