Founding Conference 2009

The Association’s original executive board, from left to right: Marietta Messmer, Josef Raab, María Herrera-Sobek, Wilfried Raussert

Participants of the conference “Multiculturalism and Beyond”

Chicana author Ana Castillo reading from her work at the Association’s founding conference

Participants in the panel discussion on “Perspectives of Inter-American Studies”: from l. to r.: John A. Garcia, Gonzalo Portocarrero, Mabel Moraña, Alfred Hornung, Sebastian Thies, Sophia A. McClennen


Advisory board members Sophia A. McClennen und John A. Garcia

Advisory board members Sebastian Thies (left) and Olaf Kaltmeier

Advisory board members and co-editors of fiar Yolanda Minerva Campos García and Wilfried Raussert

Bandaculaa Playing at Inaugural Party

Fiar editor Wilfried Raussert and Association President Josef Raab

Ruth Hsu (University of Hawai’i), Annette Rukwied (Bielefeld University), and advisory board member José Carlos Lozano (Tecnológico de Monterrey)

Young scholars at play

In vino veritas

María Herrera-Sobek (UC Santa Barbara) and Josef Raab (University of Duisburg-Essen)