Open calls

1. Fellowships: Strategic identities and crisis in Latin America. Processes and tensions

CALAS has opened a call for up to four research grants of 3 to 6 months duration within the framework of the Knowledge Laboratory "Strategic identities and crisis in Latin America. Processes and tensions". The fellowships are specifically related to the research axis "Disputes over identity and meanings of the future in and from Latin America. Knowledge, ideas and languages of the crisis". Projects are expected to address from a transdisciplinary perspective plural, decentered, critical, territorial and intertwined identities. In this way, the research axis intends to focus on conceptualizing crisis as a notion that collaborates in the enunciation of the problems of our time while conveying the vulnerability of both institutions and subjects.

The Call is open untill April 05, 2023. Conditions can be consulted here.

2. Fellowships: Senior research fellowships

CALAS senior research fellowship program offers 3 to 6 months in residence fellowships at one of the four CALAS locations in Latin America. In accordance with the CALAS research program, applicants are expected to contribute to the development of new methodological and analytical approaches to understanding change and crisis in Latin America. This may include a review of Latin American approaches, theories and methodologies that address crises. The program particularly welcome projects that show interest in topics not yet covered by CALAS research axes, and whose academic profile guarantees the interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches necessary for research at the center.

The Call is already closed. Conditions can be consulted here.

3. Fellowships: Transatlantic tandem

To promote transregional dialogue and exchange between researchers from Germany and Latin America, CALAS is offering dual research grants for 3 to 6 months in residence as part of its "Transatlantic Tandem" program, located at its four sites in Latin America. Two researchers, one with institutional affiliation in Germany and one in Latin America, will work collaboratively on a research topic related to the CALAS research program on the study of crisis from a Latin American perspective. CALAS transdisciplinary research focuses on critical questions about how these crises and processes of change are provoked, accelerated, decelerated, perceived and reflected upon by different social actors.

The Call is already closed. Conditions can be consulted here.

4. Funding for organizing a“Platform for Dialogue”

CALAS is calling for proposals to coordinate a "Platform for Dialogue" at its headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico. The "Platform for Dialogue" is a collaborative format to promote and foster interdisciplinary, interregional and intergenerational discussion on a defined topic. It is an academic event (symposium, workshop, etc.) designed for a group of 15 to 30 participants, and can last from two to five days. Up to EUR 20,000 is provided as financial support for the realization of the event. Projects submitted must address in one way or another the guiding questions of CALAS and its general approaches to phenomena of crisis and social change in and from Latin America.

The Call is already closed. Conditions can be consulted here.

5. CfP: Biopolitics, gender violence and resistance in Latin America

Biopolitical reasoning, understood as the ideas that have justified various forms of control over individual bodies and over the population, has been fundamental in the configuration of relations of domination in Latin America. The incorporation of a gender perspective and the concept of intersectionality are vital in order to determine which human groups have been most affected by the various manifestations of biopolitical violence and the identity traits that have played a role in their selection. This Platform for Dialogue seeks to bring together different disciplines (anthropology, gender studies, history, literature, bioethics, cultural, social, political and health sciences) and experiences from activism in order to analyze the interactions between power, gender and politics, as well as the violent dimensions of biopolitics in Latin America.

The Call (Spanish only) is open until April 23, 2023. Condidtions can be consulted here.

6. CfP: Expanded Reproduction. Relationships and Circuits for Sustaining Life

Developed in Latin America in dialogue with other regions of the global south, the approach of expanded reproduction brings into play the redefinition of the political based on the preservation and recreation of the commons for re-existence. We start from the recognition that the conflict in our contemporary socio-economic order is not only formulated in terms of capital-labor, but above all as capital-life. The aim of this Platform for Dialogue is to promote discussions around the collaborative aspects at stake in the expanded reproduction of life, establishing points of encounter between feminist economics, popular economics and political ecology, based on new materialisms and food sovereignty. We seek to explore the ways in which the dynamics of extraction and exploitation of nature, rural and agricultural environments and urban environments, spaces in which national and international economies and policies driven by the accumulation of capital operate, with the environmental crisis and violence as background, are intertwined.

The Call (Spanish only) is open until April 5, 2023. Condidtions can be consulted here.

7. CfP: Subalternized Identities. Emergences, strategies and struggles for cultural visibilization in Latin America

The CALAS Knowledge Laboratory: "Strategic identities and crisis in Latin America. Processes and tensions" invites to participate with papers and debate in its inaugural Platform for Dialogue: "Subalternized Identities. Emergences, strategies and struggles for cultural visibilization in Latin America". In this Platform we propose to reflect on how, since the last decades of the 20th century and from the disputes pushed by indigenous, feminist, Afro and LGTBQ+ movements, among others, a process of cultural visibilization began with respect to groups and communities that had been silenced, marginalized, reduced and erased from the cultural map. The platform proposes to approach subalternized identities not only from a theoretical-epistemic perspective, but also from an experiential perspective, from wisdom and from the knowledge of the territories from which they are raised.n.

The Call (Spanish only) is open until April 30, 2023. Condidtions can be consulted here.