2022 Call for Papers and Portman Research Awards

Following the theme, the colloquium welcomes Latinx research in biblical studies, spirituality, theology (in all its sub-disciplines), history of Christianity, theological ethics, and pastoral care that explores the insights such liminal spaces offer our disciplines, the church, and/or broader society.

Proposals for papers are due by Monday, January 3, 2022. Authors of the accepted paper proposals will be notified Monday, January 10. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, draft title, thesis statement (in a single sentence of 40 words or less), abstract (400 words or less), and identify the main sources to be used (100 words or less). Both individual and paired conjunto proposals will be considered. Submit your proposals using the form below. Please note that only members whose current dues have been paid may submit a proposal. If they are not members, doctoral students whose proposals are accepted will be required to apply for admission to the Academy.

Up to ten paper proposals will be accepted. Two of those to be accepted are reserved for doctoral students (Ph.D., Th.D., D.Min.) who have completed their course work. The criteria for selection are originality, timeliness, alignment with the conference theme, and academic quality. Academic quality means: coherence of the argument, clearly articulated methodology, scholarly significance, and manageability of the topic within a 25 to 35-page paper (6,250 to 8,750 words, including footnotes, double-spaced, Times New Roman font size 12, one-inch margin). 

Authors of accepted proposals must commit to submitting a 25-35 page paper draft by Monday, May 23, 2022. Complete drafts must use the “Style Guidelines” of the Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology (the Journal from hereon), which you may access via the ACHTUS website or by clicking here. The draft will then be shared with colloquium participants.  Authors commit to submitting the final version of their papers as 25 to 35-page articles (6,250 to 8,750 words, including footnotes, double spaced) to the editor of the Journal by Monday, August 1, 2022. The Journal has right of first refusal. If refusal occurs, participants may submit their research to the journal of their choosing.

After submitting their complete drafts, authors of the accepted paper proposals will each receive a Portman Research Award of $500.00 at the colloquium during the banquet. Recipients of the award will also have their lodging on campus paid for.