Conferences & Publications

MLAS students are strongly encouraged to participate in professional academic conferences both to fulfill the University’s degree requirement of “Oral Competency,” and to experience the intellectual growth such activities provide. Similarly, we encourage students to participate in community-related activities and Study Abroad opportunities related to their academic program.

Opportunities open to MLAS students will be posted here. If you know of such an opportunity to advertise here, please email Jordan Dolfi at

MLAS Capstone Project Presentations

Each year, students present their Capstone Projects in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences. See previous capstone projects on our Capstone page under Courses & Requirements.

The AGLSP Annual Conference

Each year, the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Program (AGLSP) organizes a conference in locations around the country, allowing students to present their Liberal Studies-based graduate work centered around a particular theme.

2015 conference details TBA 

Regional Graduate Liberal Studies Conference

UNC Asheville was pleased to host the 2011 Regional GLS conference. 50 students and faculty from 8 universities participated, and we thank them all for making the conference a success.

2011 Regional GLS Conference Program

Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville

This theme of the 2013 Queer Studies Conference was Queering Space/Queering Borders and was held April 4 - 6, 2013. Information on the 2015 conference will be posted here.

The UNC Asheville Queer Studies conference occurs biennially and is dedicated to the investigation of genders and sexualities. All GLBTQ-related proposals will be considered. We welcome a range of approaches and participants, including faculty, community members, graduate and undergraduate students. All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15 minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, readings, exhibitions, film screenings and performances. Paper presentations will be organized into groups of 3 to 4 papers. Please email Dr. Amy Lanou at to request the call for papers packet.