The Chicago Graduate Conference is an annual conference organized by Spanish and Luso-Brazilian literature graduate students from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Chicago. Previously, all three universities had hosted separate graduate student conferences. However, for the past three years, these three programs have come together for the purpose of putting on an intellectual gathering at a grander scale, pooling resources and working collaboratively in order to provide the best possible opportunity for graduate students in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies to share their work, network, and learn from their peers.

We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s conference, hosted at the University of Chicago on April 19-21, 2018, will be “Currents and Counter-Currents: The Sea and the Luso-Hispanic World,” featuring keynote speakers Ericka Beckman and Antonio García de León. Click here to view this year’s conference program.