CALAS | Centro Maria Sibylla Merian

Centro de estudios avanzados

“The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) is an academic space dedicated to strengthening transdisciplinary and trans-regional academic cooperation in the Social Sciences and Humanities between Latin America and Germany”.



"Latin America stands out for its creative search for political and cultural strategies to confront the multiple crises that, at the same time, call into question the social and political order and favor social change."

The Laboratory aims at understanding the violence crisis currently blighting Latin American societies from an inter- and transdisciplinary perspective.

Social inequality is rather complex, multi-dimensional and inter-sectional. It is increasingly necessary to look at transversal axes such as gender, ethnicity or opportunities for political participation. Lastly, social inequalities regularly create conflicts that often lead to deep political, social and ecological crises.





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