About Us

The Chicago Graduate Conference is an annual event organized by students of Spanish and Luso-Brazilian literature and culture from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Chicago. The theme for this year is “Currents and Counter-Currents: The Sea and the Luso-Hispanic World.” This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Ericka Beckman, Antonio García de León, and Sylvia Molloy. Click here to view the Call for Papers.

This conference will be the third time that all three graduate programs have come together to create a joint intellectual gathering. Thanks to the effort of all the organizing committees and the three universities involved, we will again count on the participation of three renowned keynote speakers, who will be announced shortly.

This year our main sponsors are, from Northwestern University, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; from UIC, the Program of Hispanic and Italian Studies; from UChicago, the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies program.

This event will also be co-sponsored by various centers and organizations at all three universities.

Click here for information on how to contact this year’s organizers.