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December 12, 2016

LALISA Conference: April 13-15



Peripheral Mappings: Social and Cultural Geographies from the Underside of Modernity

Conference Information

Click here for conference materials and here for a Full Program.

From March 4th to October 8th, in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Schnitzer Gallery: Diálogos


April 13-15, 2017 University of Oregon
Times/locations subject to change

Thursday April 13  (JSMA Ford Hall)

1:30-2:00 Registration 

2:00-4:00 CSWS-Sponsored Round Table: Achieving justice: Gendered Violence, Displacement, and Legal Access in Guatemala and Oregon.

4:00-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-6:00 Keynote Address Arturo Arias. “Cosmovisions, Ch’ulel, Lekil kuxlejal? Alternative Knowledge Producers as Purveyors of Self-Generated Cognizance

6:00-8:00 Faculty Club Reception and Cash Bar (JSMA)

Friday April 14

Light Breakfast 8:30-9:00. (Knight Law School)

9:00-10:30 Panel Set 1. (Knight Law School 241, 242, 243)
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:15 Panel Set 2. (Knight Law School 241, 242, 243)

12:15-1:30 Lunch Break. (Knight Law School Commons – 1st Floor)

1:30-3:00 Panel Set 3. (Knight Law School 241, 242, 243)
3:00-4:30 Panel Set 4. (Knight Law School 241, 242, 243)
4:30-5:00 Coffee break
5:00:6:30 Keynote Address Enrique Dussel. Las Casas Annual Lecture on Human Rights– “Bartolomé de las Casas: First Critic of Modernity” (Knight Law School 110)

6:30-8:00pm Conference Dinner. (EMU Redwood Auditorium Rm 214. $45)

8:00-10:00pm Teatro Milagro performs El Payaso (EMU Redwood Auditorium Rm 214. Free and open to the public. Tickets available here through EMU ticketing office)

Saturday April 15

Light Breakfast 8:30-9:00. (Knight Law School)

9:00-10:30 Panel Set 5. (Knight Law School 241, 242, 243)
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:15 Panel Set 6. (Knight Law School 241, 242, 243)

12:15-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-2:45 Keynote Address Jill Robbins. “Marginalized Communities and Institutional Sites of Remembrance: Monuments and Archives of the 11-M Train Bombings” (Knight Law School 110)

2:45-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00-5:00 Panel Set 7. (Knight Law School 241, 242, 243)
5:15-7:00 Business Meeting Reception LALISA. (Knight Law School 110)

7:30 “De cajón” Afro-Peruvian Music Concert (Beall Hall, School of Music)

Registration Information

Click here for a Full Program of the Conference
Click here to register for the Conference.
Click here to submit payment.
If you have any issues or questions please contact:
Bethany Robinson, Conference and Events Coordinator, 541-346-3001,

Transportation and Accommodations

Eugene Airport:
Download the UO Mobile app with an interactive campus map here:

Transportation from the Eugene Airport to hotels and UO campus:

Oregon Taxi 541-434-8294
Eugene Hybrid Taxi Cabs 541-357-8294
Hilton Eugene (Airport Shuttle) 541-342-2000
Eugene’s bus lines (EMX & LTD)


Hilton Eugene 541-342-2000 (10 min drive from campus; Hilton will also be providing a shuttle to and from campus for the conference.)
$119 plus tax based on availability. Ask for the group rate for the LALISA conference.
66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene OR 97401

Excelsior Inn 541-342-6963 (On campus, B&B)
754 East 13th Ave, Eugene OR 9741
$110 plus tax based on availability. Ask for the group rate for the LALISA conference. Must be booked by March 29.

Candlewood Suites 541-683-8000 (2.6 miles from campus, does have bike/walking path that leads to campus)
3005 Franklin Blvd., Eugene OR 97403
$149 plus tax based on availability. Ask for the group rate for the LALISA conference. Must be booked by March 31.


Information on the LALISA Call for Papers (deadline past)

From Catalonia to California, Cuba, Chile, to all the many areas impacted by the long Iberian expansion that started in the 15th century, the foundational divisions of center and periphery have constituted cultural and social spaces where languages, bodies, ethnicities, and alternate mappings have resisted colonial hegemonic practices and institutions. According to Mexican philosopher Leopoldo Zea (1912-2004) the peripheral mappings within which Spain and Portugal were placed in the early modern period positioned their colonial territories at “the periphery of a periphery.” Decolonial movements and theoretical discussions have critically revisited the concept of periphery and problematized the discussion with new terms such as Gloria Anzaldúa’s “nepantilism” (“being between crossroads”) and her post-binary discussion of mestizo/a identities. Following on the fruitful discussions of our inaugural conference at Reed College in the spring of 2016, our Second Conference of LALISA at the University of Oregon aims to investigate the validity and contemporary currency of the center-periphery model as a way to understand Latin American, Latino/a, and Iberian cultural productions and social formations. We expect to receive papers from various disciplines across the humanities and the social sciences that will deal with issues related to the central themes of the conference:

Center/periphery; Peripheral knowledges and identities; Colonial and postcolonial cartographies; Spatial identifications; Walls, borders, and the end of globalization; Eurocentrism, white supremacist geographies of exclusion; Environmental humanities; Global/local; Postcoloniality in the post-Hispanic world; Gender formations in the peripheries of modernity; Virtual borders, zones of influence, divisions; Regionalism and nationalism, postnationalism, and neonationalism; Space and the modern/premodern/postmodern debate; Latinidad/hispanidad/indigenismo; Enrique Dusell’s concepts “underside of modernity, Transmodernity”; Marginalization and economic oppression; Racial peripheries, racialized bodies and places; Transatlantic crossings, hemispheric displacements, migrations, diasporas.

Abstracts should include a full title, a 300-word description of the paper, and the institutional affiliation of the presenter. Papers will be accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Please direct your enquiries and abstract submissions to

LALISA: Latin American, Latino/a, and Iberian Studies Association of the Pacific Northwest

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 30th.

Confirmations and a full program will be made available in February. A selection of revised papers presented at the conference will be published in the new UO-based online journal Periphērica: Journal of Social, Cultural, and Literary History in 2017/18.

The conference fee ($50 for faculty, $25 for graduate students) will include light breakfast and lunches on Friday and Saturday; a conference dinner ($45) on Friday will be available for those wishing to attend. Presenters will need to be members of the LALISA association at in order to attend the conference and the business meeting on Saturday, April 15th.

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April 1, 2016

First LALISA Congress

Latin American, Latino, & Iberian Studies of the Pacific Northwest

New Temporal Regimes in Literature, History, and the Social Sciences
APRIL 8 & 9, 2016

Reed College, Portland, OR