Call for Papers

Decolonial Dialogues from within and beyond the Global Margins

Abstracts for papers and workshops need to be submitted in English language with 3-5 key words, and applications must be submitted through our online Application Form, located in this website.

Participation in the conference is free of charge both for attendees and speakers. The forum is open to include students from all university levels.

A participation certificate will be issued upon request.

Call for Papers

Although English is the conference's official language, in this edition we also accept presentations in Spanish and Portuguese, however these must be pre-recordered and with English subtitles included by the presenter.

Applications must consist of a 250-300 words abstract, 3-5 keywords, a short biography (100 words) and institutional affiliation. Applications need to be made by completing the google form of the Conference before the extended deadline scheduled for July 8th, 2022.

In the case of being accepted, speakers must consider presentations no longer than 15 minutes.

In case of having questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

Publication of the Papers

Ventana 4 is pleased to announce the renewal of our partnership with the Academic journal Tensões Mundiais of the Universidade Estadual do Ceará in Brazil.

Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit their finished papers a month after the conference - so to include possible corrections taken from their experiences in Ventana - and go through a second selection process to be part of a special edition in partnership with the journal Tensões Mundiais. Submissions will have to follow the standard and editing requirements of the journal.

Further information will be provided in due course.

Call for Workshops

These workshop sessions aim to develop more dynamic and focalised discussions on specific subjects of interest to the attendees.

Applicants should submit the following information through the Online Application Form:

● Workshop title

● A short description of the workshop describing the theme, methodology, implementation, type of activities planned, aims, research question, target audience and any specific technical requirement.

● 3 to 5 Keywords

● Workshops must state the modality to be used either online, in-person or hybrid.

● If a specific online platform is required to facilitate the workshop, this must be stated in the proposal.

Monitoring team, including full names, affiliations, emails, and a brief biography (no more than 100 words) (Workshops can be run by one person or a team of up to 3 members)

The workshop session should have a duration of 2 hrs, considering a group of between 12-20 participants. During that time, the workshop moderator will introduce the subject, develop activities and lead the discussion on the main topic (a 15 minutes break must be considered).


The topics for both papers and workshops could be (but are not limited to):

  • African studies

  • Anthropology

  • Decolonial narratives

  • Feminism and Gender studies

  • Sociocultural manifestations and interventions

  • Arts

  • Language

  • Latin America studies

  • Literature

  • Pandemic and postpandemic world

  • Politics

  • Education

  • Bodypolitics

  • Queer and LGBT+

  • STEM

  • Economy

  • Psychology

  • Social (dis)order

  • Trauma

  • Etc.

Applications for the papers and workshops will need to be submitted through the Application Form by the 8th of July 2022.

Your application should be submitted in English - (although your presentation could also be in either Spanish or Portuguese, as long as it is pre-recorded and has English subtitles).

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

Final decisions will be sent out by Mid-July 2022.


Upon request, Ventana 4 will provide invitation letters to speakers and workshop monitors, in order to facilitate travelling or any other related issue.