UNM Hosts Ninth International Conference of American Portuguese Studies Association

October 20, 2014

From October 23-26, 2014, the University of New Mexico (UNM) will host the Ninth International Conference of the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA). The conference will focus on the theme of "Boundaries/Borders/Borderlands," and will address Luso-African, Brazilian, and Portuguese literatures, cultures, and linguistics.

Since its founding in 1996, the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA) has established itself as an important presence within the community of Portuguese scholars and educators in the United States and beyond. It has continued to grow dynamically and it currently counts well over one hundred members in several countries on three continents.

The association strives to foster the expansion and spreading of knowledge about the languages, peoples and cultures of Portuguese-speaking countries. APSA's specific goals are to promote scholarly research on the Portuguese-speaking world; to disseminate the results of its members' research through its official journal, ellipsis; to further contact among persons of diverse fields; to increase awareness of the Portuguese-speaking world among academic programs and communities; and to promote the development of Portuguese language programs in North America.