COVID-19 AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Journal Temporalities and societies, Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2021)

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Call for Papers
June 1, 2021 to July 30, 2021
Florida, Haiti
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Sciences, Sociology


Published by the Haitian Center for Social Science Research



Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2021

Deadline for receipt of proposals (abstracts): July 30, 2021; Deadline for submission of full papers: October 30, 2021  


The Journal

Temporalities and Societies is a peer-reviewed academic journal based on the “double-blind” procedure. It focuses on research on organizational dynamics, governance systems, as well as crises and changes in contemporary societies. It publishes works by researchers from various horizons articulating local, national, and global temporalities. The journal is published on a semi-annual basis.

RT&S is a publication of the Haitian Center for Research in Social Sciences (CHARESSO).


For nearly two years, Covid-19 has disrupted societies and radically changed daily lives around the world (Lazar et al, 2020. Nesteruk, 2021, Walther, 2021). The new situation generated by the pandemic induces a set of new problems that force us to rethink key aspects of our lives as individuals, groups, institutions, and societies (“Covid-19, confinement et addictions, 2020”; Mora, 2021; Torales et al., 2020). At the same time, Covid-19 has highlighted deep health and socioeconomic inequalities within and between societies (Wallace & Wallace, 2021). The success of many vaccines promises and provides solutions, but at the same time highlights these same inequalities as well as their level of structuring (Vaughan, 2021). Thus, Covid-19 has offered social sciences research a new field and new responsibilities while creating new opportunities for theoretical and methodological innovations (Bavel et al, 2020. Connell, 2020. Lazar et al, 2020).

In this particular context of crisis, this special issue aims to offer a critical assessment of the role of the social sciences in the response to the pandemic, as well as the   challenges of post-Covid-19 societies. It welcomes (trans)disciplinary contributions using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed approaches. International comparisons are also encouraged.

We invite contributors to explore vast areas of interest that include in particular:

  • Epistemological and methodological issues for social science research in times of pandemic.      
  • Social science research on  Covid-19: New research fields and new opportunities for methodological innovations.      
  • Critical assessment of the role of the social sciences in the management of the pandemic, as well as the perspectives of the post-Covid-19 society.
  • The effects of Covid-19 on inequalities within and between societies.      
  • Education in social sciences in the time of Covid-19.      
  • Administrative management methods of the Covid-19 crisis: the integration of emergency regimes in the contemporary rule of law.      
  • Administrative police and state of health emergency.      
  • Covid-19 and time (temporalities).  
  • Health crisis and worsening of psychological disorders.      
  • Covid-19 and global economic implications.      
  • The world of culture and Covid-19: art, culture, and heritage.      


Scientific Direction

The issue will be edited by: Jerry Michel (Université Paris 8, Université d’État d’Haïti CRH- LAVUE UMR 7218 CNRS & LADIREP, France & Haiti), Lefranc Joseph (Universite d’Etat d’Haiti et CHARESSO, Haiti), Joseph Sony Jean (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Netherlands). 


Potential contributors are invited to submit abstracts no longer than 250 words, excluding references, by email to Abstracts will be received until July 30, 2021. Authors will be informed whether their proposals have been accepted or not on 8 August 2021. Complete manuscripts (between 6,000 and 8,000 words, bibliography not included), accompanied by an abstract of 120 words and five to eight keywords, must be sent no later than October 30, 2021. Images with a resolution of 300 dpi of associated text are also allowed.


  • Deadline for receipt of proposals (abstracts): July 30, 2021      
  • Notifications to authors: August 8, 2021, at the latest      
  • Deadline for submission of full papers: October 30, 2021      
  • Peer-review process: Until December 1, 2021      
  • Publication of the issue: December 2021      

Proposals and Papers

Abstracts should be written in English, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole, or Portuguese. They will be evaluated according to the following criteria: originality, rigor, consistency, and relevance to the topic of the issue.  

Full papers can be written in English, Spanish, French, or Haitian Creole and must meet the requirements mentioned in the instructions to authors on the journal's website. All manuscripts will go through a blind peer-review process following RT&S publication policy. Each paper will undergo an initial review by the journal's editorial board following the journal's publication policy and, if deemed appropriate, it will be sent for evaluation to at least two renowned experts in the field or topic of the paper. Peer review is double blind.


Questions regarding this special issue should be addressed to:



« Covid-19, confinement et addictions », 2020. Psychotropes, 26(2-3).

Bavel, J. J. Van, Baicker, K., Boggio, P. S., Capraro, V., Cichocka, A., Cikara, M., Crockett, M. J., Crum, A. J., Douglas, K. M., Druckman, J. N., Drury, J., Dube, O., Ellemers, N., Finkel, E. J., Fowler, J. H., Gelfand, M., Han, S., Haslam, S. A., Jetten, J., … Willer, R. (2020). Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response. Nature Human Behaviour, 4(5), 460–471.

Connell, R. (2020). COVID-19/Sociology. Journal of Sociology, 56(4), 745–751.

Lazar, M., Plantin, G., & Ragot, X. (2020). Le monde d’aujourd’hui: Les sciences sociales au temps de la Covid. Presses Sciences Po.

Mora, J. J. (2021). Análisis del desempleo y la ocupación después de una política estricta de confinamiento por COVID-19 en Cali. Lecturas de Economía, 94, 165–193.

Nesteruk, I. (2021). COVID-19 Pandemic Dynamics: Mathematical Simulations. Springer.

Torales, J., O’Higgins, M., Castaldelli-Maia, J. M., & Ventriglio, A. (2020). The outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global mental health. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 66(4), 317–320.

Vaughan, A. (2021). Global vaccine inequality. New Scientist, 249(3320), 12–13.

Wallace, D., & Wallace, R. (2021). COVID-19 in New York City: An Ecology of Race and Class Oppression. Springer.

Walther, C. C. (2021). Development and Connection in the Time of COVID-19: Corona’s Call for Conscious Choices. Springer.

Contact Info: 

Lefranc Joseph