Call for Papers / Issue No. 29 (Jun 2022)

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Revista del CESLA. International Latin American Studies Review

The social dimensions of the pandemic of Covid-19 in the Latin American context


Dear Colleagues,


 We’re pleased to announce the Call for Papers on The social dimensions of the pandemic of Covid-19 in the Latin American context for Revista del CESLA. International Latin American Studies Review, no. 29, June 2022, coordinated by Dr. Marcia Grisotti (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil), Dr. Daniel Granada (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil) and Dr. Mariana Leoni Birriel (University of the Republic, Uruguay). 

Pandemics have occurred throughout history and have caused profound disruptions in the social system. In 2020, when faced with the emergence of Covid-19, several countries encouraged the creation of protocols, international cooperation networks, mitigation and prevention measures. The implementation of these devices highlighted several social problems that existed before the pandemic. Isolation (or resistance to it) is a practice with multiple variants, depending on who and where it is isolated and its implementation as a public health strategy highlights a series of challenges and social consequences, which permeate since the individual experience of the pandemic , with restrictions on contact and circulation, even relations between nations with border closings.

The health crisis caused by the spread of Covid-19 has shown a series of problems arising from trade and the rapid circulation of goods, people, animals and microorganisms. Such problems have profoundly impacted, albeit in a differentiated way, the global, regional and local spheres of pandemic management, especially in relation to the global health governance guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and their effective application in all these spheres management (Grisotti, 2016; 2020).

The study of the emergence of the pandemic and its spread, related to the social inequalities, health inequities, demonstrate how social issues are closely associated with the consequences of the pandemic. Therefore, historical and socio-anthropological studies are fundamental to understand these networks of interdependencies. The weight of social inequalities and the existence of many vulnerable groups become evident when adopting contingency measures to control epidemics. Health professionals were also impacted in such a way that it becomes relevant to reflect on how academic training prepares them to work in contexts of uncertainty.

This Dossier welcomes contributions that seek to address the socio-cultural, political and economic dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic in Latin American societies, understanding the disease as both a process and an experience, located locally. It is intended to reflect on the national, regional and local strategies mobilized to face the multiple challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as on the changes in the daily life of different social groups (the elderly, teachers, health professionals, ethnic groups) , among others) and ethical reflections on human rights and on the tensions between individual freedom and public health. At the continental level and at the same time within local specificities, in a scenario of profound social inequality and political, economic and institutional crisis than the countries of the region, which makes the Latin American experience unique, given the international experiences of crisis management caused by the pandemic.


The articles must be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English. We strongly advise authors to write in their mother tongue, if it is one of the official Revista languages. The full versions of the manuscripts to be submitted to the external evaluation process, must be submitted by the authors anonymously into the Open Journal System (OJS) of Revista del CESLAInternational Latin American Studies Review before January 31, 2022.

For this purpose, the authors should register in the Open Journal System (OJS) of “Revista del CESLA” by entering the web page: and completing the registration form as Author.

The Editorial Team of “Revista del CESLA” will be in charge of communicating to the authors; the results of the evaluations received and sending them the comments of the external experts.


Important Dates and Deadlines:

Reception of articles proposals: until January 31, 2022.

Response and comments of the evaluators: before April 1, 2022.

Delivery of corrected versions of accepted articles (if necessary): May 15, 2022.

Publication of Volume: June 30, 2022.


Editorial norms

We invite all researchers interested in submitting their contributions to consult the Editorial Norms and obtain more information by consulting the journal’s website: and, if any additional information is required, please contact the Assistant Editor of Revista del CESLA. International Latin American Studies Review.