American Portuguese Studies Association 11th InternationalConference

Hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL)

at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 18–20 October 2018


Conference Presidential Theme

“Democracy in Question: What Does and What Can Culture Accomplish?” (English / Portuguese)


Conference Program Information

The Conference Program may be viewed here

Information about the Keynote speakers may be viewed here

Details regarding the Conference Cultural Program may be viewed here

The Conference Cultural program includes an art exhibit by the Cape Verdean artist Idá Abreu and a concert by the Angolan musician Waldemar Bastos. Information on both the exhibit and the concert can be found at the link above. Please note, however, that the concert is free thanks to the generosity of the sponsoring institutions of the conference host, the University of Michigan.


Graduate Student FLAD Reimbursement Grants

Graduate Student FLAD Reimbursement Grants

Registration & Info Desk
A registration and information desk will be available for the duration of the conference.
Saturday, October 20th – 8am – 7pm
– Outside of the Kalamazoo Room, 2nd floor of the Michigan League


Transportation and Parking

Below, please find some additional links that you may find helpful during your visit to Ann Arbor:
The Michigan Flyer – a shuttle that runs between DTW Airport to Ann Arbor
The Detroit Connector – a shuttle from the UM Ann Arbor Campus to downtown Detroit
Virtual Campus Map – a virtual map of the main campus here at University of Michigan.
Ann Arbor Visitors Guide – A guide to all things Ann Arbor including fantastic local restaurants
Uber and Lyft both has a significant presence in Ann Arbor as well. 
Parking – There is parking available at the City of Ann Arbor lots. City-owned parking facilities are marked by white signs with a green letter P (lots) or blue signs with a white P (structures). The lots on Maynard Street or Liberty Square on E. Washington are the closest to the Michigan League and Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Rate in parking structures are $1.20 per hour. The Liberty Square structure (on Washington west of State) has a flat fee of $3 after 3pm Mon-Fri and all day on Sat. Rates for city meters are $1.60 per hour. All city parking is free on Sunday. For information on parking in Ann Arbor please visit:


APSA wishes to thank the generous institutions and organizations who are helping to sponsor the 2018 APSA Conference:

APSA also thanks the generosity and sponsorship of the following departments at the University of Michigan:

The International Institute

The Department of Afro-American and African Studies

The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

The Department of History

The Linguistics Department

The Sociology Department

The Department of American Culture