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Just Futures: Exploring Pathways of Futurity and Justice

7-9 July 2022

AILASA'S 2022 CONFERENCE: Online and In-Person

​Concepts of justice are complex, reflecting social and cultural change in societies, but also historical continuities across time and space.


Scholars across a range of humanities and social science disciplines have progressively extended our understanding of justice from a legalistic sense, although there remains an important intersection in Latin America and Iberia between justice, democratic accountability, and recovery following dictatorship and violence.  

Terms such as cultural justice, environmental justice, historical justice and sexual justice now sit alongside the more established terms social justice and transitional justice.


All such language direct our attention to a sense of possibility, vision, and hope across historical and contemporary societies. We include visions of the future at the core of our conference – and the hope to transform, re-imagine, or challenge the concept of justice underpins our intentions for conference. 


Call for Papers has Been Extended to
Friday, 20 May 2022


Notification of Successful Papers has been Extended to

Monday, 23 May 2022


The conference is delighted to welcome three keynote speakers who are leading public intellectuals in their fields.

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Diana Ojeda

Diana Ojeda is an Associate Professor in sustainability, environment and development at the Interdisciplinary Center for Development Studies (Cider), Universidad de los Andes.


Her research bridges political ecology, feminist geopolitics and studies of science in the study of socioenvironmental conflicts, particularly in relation to environmental conservation, climate change mitigation and nature tourism.


Her work, based in the Colombian Caribbean, focuses on processes and dynamics of dispossession, agrarian extractivism, securitization and state formation from a feminist standpoint. Diana Ojeda holds a BA in Economics and a BA in History (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia), and is MA and PhD in Geography (Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA).

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Professor Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson gained a PhD in history at Royal Holloway, University of London and went on to hold a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of International History and the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, both at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked at the University of Leeds since 2012 and during the academic year 2016–17 he was a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow. He is a co-editor of European History Quarterly and a co-director of the Centre of Ibero-American History at the University of Leeds. His major publications include The Age of Mass Child removal in Spain: taking, losing, and fighting for children, 1926-1945 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021) and Friend or Foe: Occupation, Collaboration and Selective Violence in the Spanish Civil War (Sussex Academic Press/Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, 2016).

Juan Garrido Salgado

Juan Garrido-Salgado migrated to Australia from Chile in 1990, fleeing the regime that burned his poetry and imprisoned and tortured him for his political activism. He has published eight books of poetry and his work has been widely translated. He has also translated into Spanish works by a number of leading Australian and Aboriginal poets, including five Aboriginal poets for the anthology Espejo de Tierra/ Earth Mirror (2008). With Steve Brock and Sergio Holas, Garrido-Salgado also translated into English the Trilingual Mapuche Poetry Anthology.

In 2019, Juan presented reading from his book When I was Clandestine was part of a poetical tour at the Granada International Poetry Festival in Nicaragua, and at a series of literary events in Mexico and Cuba. His most recent collection is Hope Blossoming in Their Ink 2020 Published Puncher & Wattmann.

Juan Garrido Salgado was one the The judges for the 67th Blake Poetry Prize with Judith Nangala Crispin and Anthony Lawrence. At the 2022, Adelaide Writers’ Week 2022 Juan contributed to the poetry performance ‘a ruthless muse’. Together with some of the finest and most dedicated local poets.

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