Draft Conference Program

Dear Participants,

Please find below the draft conference program for you to verify your details as listed therein. Kindly note that this draft will be subject to substantial changes before we print it. You may send us your observations to cinciconf@gmail.com.

Draft Conference Program


RSVP for Friday Reception and Conference Lunches

You are cordially invited to a reception on Friday, April 6, from 6:30-8:30 PM. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

We will also be providing lunch on Friday and Saturday. To help us get an accurate count and provide enough (and correct) food for everyone, please RSVP for the reception and the lunches by March 22, 2018 at https://goo.gl/forms/npthQxOKoOUbqVTA2.


2018 Keynote Speakers: Hakim Abderrezak and Cristina Rivera Garza 

We are excited to announce our two keynote speakers for the 2018 Cincinnati conference (April 6-7).

Dr. Hakim Abderrezak is Associate Professor Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is author of Ex-Centric Migrations (Indiana UP, 2016), which examines cinematic, literary, and musical representations of migrants and migratory trends in the western Mediterranean.

Dr. Cristina Rivera Garza is Distinguished Professor in Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston and the award-winning author of six novels, three collections of short stories, five collections of poetry and three non-fiction books.  She currently directs the nation’s first Ph.D. program in Spanish with a concentration in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.