CALACS Congress

Congress 2022: Call for Proposals

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

University of Toronto, August 2022

Call for Papers

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.

Proposals (of around 300 words) can be submitted in Spanish, English, French or Portuguese.

Deadline for Submissions: May 13th, 2022.

Please note that you must be a member of CALACS to submit a proposal and to present at the conference.

For more information, contact calacs(at)

*Given the challenges still related to the pandemic, CALACS wishes to organize a number of virtual panels for its 2022 conference. Please let us know if you prefer to participate virtually or in person.