In the spring of 2005, the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at The University of Texas at Austin hosted the first IUPLR Biennial Conference. Due to the success of the 2005 event, CMAS will host the second IUPLR Biennial Conference on April 12-14, 2007 in Austin, Texas.
SIGLO XXI: Economies of Class, Economies of Culture—is broadly intended to suggest that we now live in the twenty-first century when the expanding Latino communities in the United States are faced with class and cultural configurations and issues that are both challenges but also opportunities for the fruitful development of these peoples. We envision a conference that explores both traditional and emergent economies of culture and class, analyses preferably based on substantial empirical, textual or archival data. Presentations at the conference will focus on issues of health, language use, politics, immigration, literature and the arts, history, and popular culture, among others.
Official Website: http://www.utexas.edu/depts/cmas/conferences/siglo_xxi/index/