KEYNOTE SPEAKERS &
'IN CONVERSATION WITH'
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER
PROFESSOR ALFREDO MARTINEZ-EXPOSITO

Professor Alfredo Martinez-Exposito is Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Melbourne, and was recently Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies Madrid. His work explores the gendered male body, violence and nationhood in Catalan and Spanish cinema and literature.

IN CONVERSATION WITH
JOSÉ LUIS DE JUAN AND LILIT ŽEKULIN THWAITES

José Luis de Juan was born on Mallorca, in Spain’s Balearic Islands. He is the author of eight novels, as well as stories, non-fiction and poetry, for which he has received literary awards in Spain and abroad.  He writes for journals such as El País and Revista de Libros, and has been a member of the Jury for the IMPAC International Award.  Napoleon’s Beekeeper was the winner of the prestigious ‘Premio Novela Breve Juan March Cencillo’. Access the book by visiting the conference homepage. 

IN CONVERSATION WITH
ELIZABETH BRYER AND LILIT ŽEKULIN THWAITES

Elizabeth Bryer is a writer and translator. From Here On, Monsters, published by Picador in 2019, is her first novel. The novels she has translated from Spanish include Aleksandra Lun’s The Palimpsests, awarded a PEN/Heim from PEN America in 2017; Claudia Salazar Jiménez’s Americas Prize–winning Blood of the Dawn; and José Luis de Juan’s Napoleon’s Beekeeper.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER
PROFESSOR MIROSLAVA CHAVEZ-GARCIA

Professor Miroslava Chavez-Garcia is Professor in History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her most recent research explores migration across the Mexican-USA border in the 1960s and 1970s. Her research and monograph on the subject, Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, has won multiple awards.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
PROFESSOR KERRY CARRINGTON

Professor Kerry Carrington is the Head of the School of Justice at the Queensland University of Technology. A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, her recent research has investigated the role of women’s police stations in Latin America and the prevention of gendered violence. 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The AILASA Conference is now wholly online

Hosted by Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

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