ACLALS 2019 – Auckland, New Zealand “The Uncommon Commonwealth”

ACLALS Chairs, Representatives and Organizers (left to right): John Ball, Russell McDougall, Claudia Marquis, Michael Bucknor, Irikidzayi Manase, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Henghameh Saroukhani, Chris Prentice, Carol Leon, Walter Perera and Isabel Carrera Suárez.


Many thanks to the brilliant organizers of this year’s triennial ACLALS conference “The Uncommon Commonwealth” held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The conference committee included: Assoc Professor Selina Tusitala Marsh, Dr Claudia Marquis, Assoc Professor Paula Morris, Professor Tom Bishop, and Professor Malcolm Campbell. Many thanks as well to the outgoing ACLALS chair Assoc Professor Chris Prentice for all of her hard work. Keynote speakers included: Witi Ihimaera, Elleke Boehmer, Arundhati Roy, Melissa Lucashenko and Kei Miller.

It was thrill to meet ACLALS members from around the world and across all associations. We look forward to seeing everyone again in three years!

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