CALACS Congress

The CALACS Congress is held every year. The Congress showcases the research and the activities of our members and invited guests. 

Like CALACS itself, the Congress is interdisciplinary and open to papers and panels in many fields, covering diverse issues, of importance to the region. As well as tracks related to the theme of the Congress, there are generally many other tracks defined according to contemporary categories of research, and all are invited to present work on any aspect of Latin American scholarship. Panels are particularly encouraged, but individual papers will be considered as well.

Congress 2022 - Latin America and the Caribbean in Times of Covid-19: Responses, Adaptations, and Recoveries

University of Toronto, Aug 23-26

The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) invites you to participate in the Annual Conference

Latin America and the Caribbean in Times of Covid-19:

Responses, Adaptations, and Recoveries

The 2022 Congress of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) will take place in the midst of more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the worst epidemiological and economic harms of the virus have subsided for affluent parts of the world, there remains much uncertainty, and the persistence of heightened impacts of the pandemic elsewhere, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, have only highlighted socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and gender inequalities across local, regional, and global scales. We thus invite papers that not only explore ways in which communities, states, economies, ecologies, and different forms of art and expression are recovering from the disruptions of Covid-19, but also what we can learn from earlier epidemics and how immediate responses and adaptations to these disruptions have extended beyond the uncertainties of 2020. Continuing its tradition, the CALACS 2022 Congress seeks to make the conference a diverse and inclusive event. We invite proposals from students, academics, community researchers, cultural producers, and activists who study the Caribbean, Latin America, and their diasporas—both past and present. In addition to proposals centred on the 2022 theme, we welcome all work being done in the region and look forward to seeing you in Toronto.