The political realities of former Spanish colonies, such as those in the Maghrib, Equatorial
Guinea, the Philippines and Puerto Rico highlight a simultaneous tension between
neocolonial and decolonial dynamics. Global Hispanophone Studies provides a relational
framework to understand such dynamics through the critical examination of descriptive and
engaged accounts, which often serve as evidence for scholarship and political activism . This
panel seeks presentations on the necessary interdependence between these two practices.
How do they inform each other? What are the challenges of political activism in the
economy of prestige that the academy represents? How does academic prestige foster or
hinder political activism in the Global Hispanophone? What role should academic actors
play in activism? What role should activists play in academic discourse?
Please, send 250 word proposals to Elisa Rizo (email@example.com) and Benita Sampedro (Benita.Sampedro@hofstra.edu).