Calls for Papers

Institute of Latin American Studies – ILAS Weekly Digest: November 20, 2017

Calls for Papers

Globalizing Latin America: New Approaches to the Nation State & Identity 
Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) at Stony Brook University announces the 17th Annual Graduate Conference to be held at Columbia University on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The theme for this year, “Globalizing Latin America: New Approaches to the Nation State & Identity,” provides a space to graduate students and emerging scholars studying the history of Early and Modern Latin America within a global context.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Matthew Karush, professor of History at George Mason University. His research provides innovative approaches to popular culture and the history of

Argentina from a global perspective. His latest book, Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music, was published in 2017 by Duke University Press.

We welcome papers from a wide range of disciplines, subject areas, and time periods. Potential

topics of inquiry may include, but are not limited to:

  • Popular culture
  • Medicine, Science and Technology
  • Commodities
  • Empire and Colonialism
  • Social history and revolutions
  • Art history
  • Diplomatic history
  • Intellectual history
  • Economic history
  • Construction of the Nation State
  • Identity, class, gender and race
  • Borderlands, migration and diaspora

To apply please send an abstract (300 words) with a short CV (1 page) to Matías Hermosilla Gutiérrez and Ximena López Carrillo to the email address by January 15th of 2018.


Religion in Latin America: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Open Theology” (  invites submissions for the topical issue “Religion in Latin America: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives,” edited by Charles Taliaferro (St. Olaf College, USA), Marciano Adilio Spica (State University of Midwest of Parana, Brazil), and Agnaldo Cuoco Portugal (University of Brasilia, Brazil).

The aim of this topical issue is to present a panorama of the theological and philosophical reflections on religiosity in Latin America.

The influence of churches and religions on the daily lives of the people of Latin America cannot be denied. In the same way, the great variety of religious and spiritual manifestations cannot be denied. In Latin America, in addition to the Christian majority, we find religions of African origin, religions of Native Americans, Judaism, Islam, Spiritism among others. This diversity cannot be taken as only a variety of dispersed groups that never dialogue. In many cases, we find extremely syncretic religious expressions that involve elements of various religions in order to create a new and rich expression of faith. Given this diversity, it is almost impossible to make a complete map of religiosity in Latin America. But what we are proposing with this topical issue is to advance some theological and philosophical discussions, in order to present a little of this Latin American religious variety and the challenges it brings.

Among the topics we seek to explore are:

  • Religious identity in Latin America;
  • Theology of liberation;
  • Religious syncretism in Latin America;
  • Religious pluralism in Latin America;
  • Religion and Latin American values;
  • Religion and public life in Latin America.

Authors publishing their articles in the special issue will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review
  • efficient route to f ast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter Open’s e-technology,
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

Publication costs should be covered by so called Article Processing Charges (APC), paid by authors, their affiliated institutions, funders or sponsors. To view funding opportunities to cover APC please visit  

Authors who would like to apply for discounts or free publication are asked to discuss it with Managing Editor of the journal Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk ( before submitting their article.

Submissions are due May 15, 2018. To submit an article for the special issue of Open Theology, authors are asked to access the on-line submission system at:

Please choose as article type: “Topical Issue Article: Religion in Latin America”.

Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at:

All contributions will undergo critical review before being accepted for publication.

Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Dr. Marciano Spica at In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk at

IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Deadline: December 4, 2017

The IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Graduate Student Conference: “Fights for the Future: Revisiting Politics, Perspectives and Place”. The conference will take place between February 23rd and 24th, 2017, on the IU Bloomington campus and is open to students from all academic disciplines. We encourage the submission of abstracts that showcase original research that examines conflicts over social, political, cultural, economic, technological, and environmental change. The deadline for papers is Monday December 4th 2017. Information outlining the application process as well as relevant details on past conferences is available on our website:

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo)
Deadline: December 1, 2017

We would like to draw your attention to our Call for Submissions for Volume 7, Issue 2 of the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo) – an independent, peer-reviewed, and open-access journal dedicated to protecting and advancing the human rights of refugees and forced migrants.

We accept article submissions covering academic insights, first-hand experiences, and critical engagements with legal, social, and political implications of key themes in forced migration such as displacement, asylum, return, and resettlement. Our last issue can be found here.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to the 1st of December 2017.

We welcome contributions from early career researchers, practitioners, students, activists, and individuals with experience of forced migration. Submissions from authors from outside of Europe and North America are particularly encouraged.

Submission guidelines can be found here. For submitting articles and any further information please contact

Call for Applications: Young Scholars Symposium 2018
Deadline: December 4, 2017

The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce our annual Young Scholars Symposium. Our visiting professor for this academic year is Professor José E. Limón, Notre Dame Foundation Professor of American Literature Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, Mody C. Boatright Regents Professor of American Literature Emeritus University of Texas at Austin, and former Director of the Institute for Latino Studies.

Professor José E. Limón’s activities on the Notre Dame campus will include a symposium for advanced doctoral students and pre-tenured professors. We seek applications from young scholars who are working on a dissertation, a book, or another research project related to the study of U.S. Latina and Latino populations. Successful nominees will attend Professor José E. Limón’s public lecture and participate in a symposium at which they will present a dissertation chapter or essay draft for discussion with Professor José E. Limón and ILS faculty fellows. ILS will cover all expenses and offer an honorarium of $500 to each young scholar selected to participate in these events, which will take place April 25-27, 2018 at the University of Notre Dame.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a brief (2 pages or less) application letter that presents (a) a general summary of your dissertation project and/or overall research agenda, (b) a précis of your proposed chapter or essay submission for the symposium, (c) a statement of your progress to date on the overall project and on the proposed chapter or essay submission, and (d) a statement of how specifically Professor José E. Limón’s expertise and mentorship will enhance your research. Please submit your application materials no later than December 4, 2017 to

ISERP Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Seminar (IIGSS)
Deadline: December 13, 2017

Call for Proposals
$500 Honorarium for Each Presentation

Interdisciplinarity has long been encouraged among the social sciences as a means of rethinking contemporary social questions that exceed the scope of traditional disciplinary approaches.  Yet, there is still little consensus about what interdisciplinarity might look like and what its practical limits and possibilities might be. This yearlong seminar, sponsored by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, seeks to foster a conversation across the social science communities at Columbia to discuss the diverse ways in which interdisciplinarity can be mobilized. The goal of the seminar series is to explore how interdisciplinary approaches can contribute to and enrich traditional disciplines and what such   interdisciplinarity   demands   from   them.

This Call for Proposals is open to graduate students in the social sciences and related disciplines at Columbia University. We seek contributions from scholars who are actively trying to incorporate interdisciplinary approaches and methods in their work, and who centralize the interdisciplinary component in their project proposal. Students have the opportunity to present papers on a range of topics and methods including, but not limited to, the social sciences, humanities, arts and culture, policy, and security. In addition to providing the opportunity to present works-in-progress, the seminar will foster discussion   across   disciplines   and   fields,   creating   opportunities   for   collaborative   research.

The second part of the Seminar Series will meet four times during Spring 2018; the seminars will take place on February 6, February 27, March 27 and April 17, in the Lindsay Rogers Room in the International Affairs Building (Room 707) from 4:00-5:00 pm. Presenters will speak for the first half-hour, with questions and conversation for the remainder of the session. Food and drinks will be served at a small reception following the seminar from 5:00-6:00 pm.

Please refer to the submission guidelines linked as a file for more details.


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