Started in 2014, the North American Symposium of Galician Studies aims to create a collaborative space for North American, Galician and international scholars to discuss issues related to the expansion of Galician language studies and how we approach the study of minority languages and cultures.  

With the goal of advancing Galician studies in the West, Regis will cohost the third North American symposium from Oct. 18-20 in Denver with optional events on Oct. 21. 

The symposium will feature interdisciplinary panels and presentations covering a wide range of topics pertaining to Galician language, literature, culture and identity.

More symposium registration details coming soon. 

Call for Symposium Proposals

Those interested in presenting at the symposium are invited to submit a short proposal pertaining to the culture and identity of minority languages. Proposals can address topics including, but not limited to:

  • Language and literature
  • Linguistics
  • Literature and the arts
  • Gender
  • Education
  • Translation
  • Globalization and migration
  • Identity
  • History
  • Politics
  • Environment

Individuals and panels can submit a short biography and their proposals, 300 words or less, in Galician, English, Portuguese or Spanish. For consideration, individuals and panels should submit their proposals to no later than May 10.

For more information, email Obdulia Castro at

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 19: Auraria Campus (Marriott SpringHill Suites), 1068 9th Street Park, Denver, CO 80204

Saturday, Oct. 20: Regis Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221

Details on specific conference events will be updated.


Details on transportation and getting around Denver will be posted here.

View a map of downtown Denver here.

Conference Committee and Co-Sponsors

This event is made possible by Regis University’s co-sponsors: 
• Metropolitan State University of Denver 
• Colorado College 
• University of Colorado – Boulder
• University of Denver
• Colorado State University 

North American Symposium of Galician Studies organizing committee members:
• Obdulia Castro
• Miriam Sánchez-Moreiras
• María Rey-López
• Maria Akrabova
• Carrie Ruiz
• Peter Elmore
• Javier Torre
• Susan Walter
• Antonio Pedrós Gascón
• Maite Correa
• Gabriel Rei-Doval 
• Cristina Moreiras Menor