AAA original image LEFT SIDE CLEAR (2)IABA-Chapter of the Americas convenes a conference biennially for those studying life writing in the Americas. In part, we hope to increase access to academic scholarship and foster collaboration between scholars working on American life writing, figured broadly; in part we wish to increase the participation of writers and critics from under-represented nations in the global IABA community.

Our first meeting, Auto/Biography Across the Americas, convened in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in July 2013. Our second—our first as a chapter—was held in July 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.