CFP: Transdisciplinary Approaches: Critical Political Thinking and Power from Our Afro-Abya-Yala America, the Global South, and the World

Submission deadline: May 19, 2024

Conference date(s):
September 18, 2024 - September 20, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Iberian and Latin American Department/ Philosophy Department, University of Guadalajara
Zapopan, Mexico

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The Maria Sybilla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS) 

The Iberian and Latin American Studies Department (DEILA) and the Philosophy Department of the Center for Social Sciences and Humanities (CUCSH)

Invite to all researchers around the world that study Latin America and/or the Caribbean (as a region or national case studies) to send paper proposals with transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary approaches on moral/social/political philosophy or philosophy of history.

Proposals must cover one or two of the following topics:

1 Complexity, totality, and emancipation. Political polarization and power conflicts: peace process dilemmas, non-violence, and security.

2 Latin American feminisms, a political praxis located for the life-care.

3 Multiregional perspective, civilizational plurality, in front of the world-order crisis and the global North-South disputes.

4 Internationalization, political power mutations, social change, democracy, and local/national/supranational governments

5 Socio-environmentalist justice and ecosocial alternatives. Beyond anthropocentrism and necropolitics

6 Aesthetic, cultural, and emancipatory resistances. Identity politics, acknowledgement politics, people´s politics.

Conditions for application:

Ø    The event is intended for Social Science and Humanities specialists that could bring forth solid theoretical or empirical reflections on any of the topics of this call.

Ø    The participants must fill the application form online (link below) with the title and abstract (300-400 words) of their proposal and a brief resumé stating professional trajectory and relevant publications.

Ø    The paper could be in Spanish, English or Portuguese.

Ø    Limit for sending proposals: May 19th 2024.

Ø    An academic committee will select the papers under criteria of excellence. The applicants will be notified about the decision on their proposals before June 16th, 2024.

Ø    CALAS will cover lodging and living expenses. In addition, there will be a limited budget for travel expenses to Guadalajara.

There will be two free workshops about “Civil societies and autonomism”, imparted by María José Carrales: 1) “Philosophical Café” Which is the force of civil society?: Communities and de-institutionalized organizations. 2) “Ecology and Community”: Civil society autonomic solutions in the face of urban context climate change.

You can submit your proposal here:

Contact us: [email protected]

CALAS Headquarter at Center for Social Sciences and Humanities (CUCSH), University of Guadalajara. 

Organizing Committee:

Jaime Antonio Preciado Coronado (DEILA, University of Guadalajara), Ignacio García Solano (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Eduardo Solano (University of Guadalajara), F. Miguel Ortiz Delgado (Political Studies Department, University of Guadalajara), Celia Magaña García (DEILA, University of Guadalajara), Ana Cecilia Valencia (Philosophy Department, University of Guadalajara), Federico Ledezma (University of Guadalajara), Alberto Rocha (University of Guadalajara), Alejandro Fuerte (Philosophy Department, University of Guadalajara), Jochen Kemner (CALAS Mexico).

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