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 2024 - Uncertainty as Opportunity: Beyond Polarization and Inequalities?

L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), May 29-31

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

Uncertainty as Opportunity: Beyond Polarization and Inequalities?

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), May 29th - 31st, 2024

Dear Colleagues, the Deadline for CALACS Congress submission has been extended to Friday December 22, at 11:59pm (EST).  Attached please find updated posters with links to our websites. Please click on them directly from the pdf files. You will also find detailed information on the CALACS website for non-members to submit Panels or Proposals.

The 2024 Congress of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies comes with the familiar context of challenges and opportunities. Across political, cultural, economic, and ecological experiences, peoples of the region continue to shape and be shaped by social mobilizations, the climate crises, and shifting geopolitical coordinates.. CALACS and our local partners, Équipe de recherche sur l’inclusion et la gouvernance en Amérique Latine (ÉRIGAL), invite papers and hope to host conversations that not only explore the challenges of the present moment, but that also consider how people navigate circumstances, work together, find joy, and express frustration in the face of often daunting circumstances.  

The Program Committee 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. We welcome individual paper proposals as well as roundtables, workshops, and other modes of presentation and engagement.

See you in Montreal!