Catholicism and Politics in Latin America / Call for papers


The Faculty of Social Sciences of the Pontifical Gregorian University invites the academic community to participate in the call for papers for unpublished articles with a view to publishing a collective volume on "Catholicism and Politics in Latin America". The research project is funded by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.

In a context of continuous and vertiginous changes at both the political and religious levels, it is relevant to analyse the points of intersection between the religious and political fields, with particular attention to Latin American Catholicism(s). The case of the Catholic Church is interesting because of the emergence of new groups of laity across the continent, the imperishable character of popular religiosity, the frequent appearance of its discourses and symbols in the public arena, and the reference to the figure of Pope Francis in regional and global politics. The Latin American political field in the last two decades has witnessed the emergence of new populisms, the entrenchment of corruption and drug trafficking, the rise of new trends in State-Church relations and the emergence of various types of progressivism. The Latin American political agenda has begun to address issues of great global interest such as feminism, the environment and migration.

The languages accepted for the proposal of unpublished articles are Spanish, Portuguese, French, English and Italian.

Proposals should be sent as abstracts by 15 November 2023 to the project coordinators, Alessandra Ciurlo  ([email protected]) and Diego Meza ([email protected]). Acceptance will be communicated by 15 December 2023.




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