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Since 2013, graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities have hosted their annual interdisciplinary conference in the spring, titled Calambur.

Our conference has grown consistently since its beginning, and each year graduate students from across the country and internationally gather to present and discuss their research in the broad fields of Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics. The conference features two plenary talks from leaders in the fields of Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics, several paper presentation sessions, a movie screening and Q&A session with the director of the documentary film, and several workshops and discussion panels.

Our Annual Graduate Conference has four intended goals:

  1. Promote networking with peers and professors from this university and others;

  2. Provide graduate students with opportunities to present original research;

  3. Receive and provide feedback on academic projects and ideas, and

  4. Create a multidisciplinary space for discussion.

By bringing these students and faculty together, we are able to connect, share, theorize, and expand on our research and learning in ways that are only possible in such a communal setting. The value of the personal and professional connections afforded to our community through conferences of this kind is immeasurable, often leading to lasting relationships with researchers both in- and outside of our specific field of interest. Therefore, we present our annual Graduate Conference!


Questions & General Inquiries

Conference Committee, spptconf@umn.edu

Conference Co-Chairs


Conference Committee