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Work Groups

Work groups emerged as our alternative to traditional academic panels, providing a critical space for extended research collaboration and other modes of interdisciplinary exploration of shared areas of inquiry. Work groups may involve scholars, artists, and activists. Some groups may address interests specific to one of these constituencies; others explore dialogue and collaboration across them. Limited to no more than 20 to 30 participants, work groups meet several times during the Encuentro. The format is tailored to the specific aims of each group, and may include sharing essays, producing collective work, creating performance, or some combination of these.

Participation in work groups is by application only (deadline October 9, 2013). Please see specific group descriptions for information on and the application requirements for each group.


  • Greater Caribbean Performativities
  • (Conveners: Anabelle Contreras Castro, Maruja García Padilla, Lillian Manzor, Vivian Martínez Tabares, Antonio Prieto Stambaugh, and Gina Athena Ulysse)
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