covid-am or covid-19 in the americas

New York and COVID-19: mobilizing at all costs for the environment


by Hugo Rochard, PhD student in geography at the University of Paris, within LADYSS and LabEx DynamiTe. His PhD deals with environmental civic stewardship for nature in the city, in Paris and New York City.

The Emerging U.S. Left in Times of Pandemic (and Worse)


by James Cohen is professor of American studies at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3).

Covid-19 pandemic in Guatemala: the Native women's perspective


by Laura Cahier, doctoral student in public law at the University of Aix-Marseille (DICE) and coordinator of the Institut des Amériques' Washington office (hosted by Georgetown University, CLAS).

Pandemic writings: virus imprints in Montreal's public spaces


by Matthieu Noucher, geographer and CNRS researcher (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), working at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne.






by Élise Olmedo, geographer and post-doc researcher at Corcordia University in Montréal.

Between radio and internet: information during isolation in Argentinian Chaco


by Camille Laurent, current coodinator of the Southern Cone office of the Institut des Amériques (hosted by the CFA–UBA), doctoral student in geography at the University of Paris 1.

"Confined, but not detained": confinement in Boni country


by Yazmin Safatle, student in Social Anthropology at the University of Brasília (Brazil).

Is California a "nation-state"?


by Emmanuelle Perez Tisserant, Professor in history at the University of Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès, Institut de Amériques thesis prize in 2015.

COVID-19 turmoil in Quebec


by Serge Jaumain, Professor in contemporary history at the University libre of Bruxelles, co-Director of AmericaS – interdisciplinary center for the studies of the Americas - and a member of the scientific committee of the Institut des Amériques.Aberdeen.

Mexico: the pandemic, a moment of truth for López Obrador’s "4th transformation" project?


by Nicolas Ellison, Associate Professor in Anthropology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris), member of the Mondes Américains CNRS research centre, and associate research fellow at the Centre d'études mexicaines et centraméricaines (CEMCA, Mexico) and the University of Aberdeen.

2020 Chilean poetry and COVID-19: dreams of freedom, dashed in confinement


by Benoît Santini, Professor in Latin American litterature at the University of Littoral Côte d’Opale.



From California to Florida, the covid-19 crisis thrust beaches in the limelight


by Elsa Devienne, lecturer in US history at Northumbria University (UK). She is a specialist of environmental history, urban history and the history of the body, gender and sexuality.  

Is Trump vaccinated against the coronavirus?


by François-Vergniolle de Chantal, Professor in American civilization at the University of Paris and member of the organizational committee for the 2021 IdA conference

What is the impact of Covid-19 on Argentina's economy?


by Gustavo Ludmer, Ph.D in economic development and post-doc at CONICET.

Is space conquest "essential" in a pandemic?


by Arnaud Saint-Martin, sociologist and researcher with Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS) 

To be confined in the confines of the Republic


by Damien Davy, anthropologist with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS) based in French Guiana

Between marginalization and autonomy: confinement of indigenous persons in Panama


by Jean Foyer, sociologist and a researcher with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS)

Cuba and the "epidemiological tradition": a look at the 19th century


by Romy Sánchez, historian and CNRS researcher at the Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS) of the University of Lille. She received the Prix de thèse IdA award in 2017. 

Guarani language, phone and forest: Paraguay's resources against the coronavirus


by Capucine Boidin, Professor in Anthropology and Director of IHEAL – Sorbonne Nouvelle University. She is a member of the editorial board of IdeAS, the Journal of the Institut des Amériques.

Access to water, a weakness in Covid-19 Brazil


by Livia Kalil, coordinator of Institut des Amériques' office in Brazil (hosted by USP) and doctoral student in Political Science at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle and at the University of São Paulo

by Guilherme Checco, doctoral student at the University of São Paulo and project coordinator at the Instituto Democracia e Sustentabilidade

Haiti faced with Covid-19


by Jean Marie Théodat is a geographer, Professor at the University of Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the State University of Haiti

Prisons, next epicenter of the epidemic in the United States?


by Gwenola Ricordeau, Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice at the California State University, Chico and member of the scientific committee of the Institut des Amériques.

Trigger a crisis to anticipate a disaster? Three Andean countries confront the pandemic


by Alexis Sierra is a geographer, Professor at CY Cergy Paris University and treasurer at the Institut des Amériques

Quarantine and the"others": Covid and vulnerable populations in Mexico


by Michelle Salord, coordinator of the the Mexican office of the  Institut des Amériques (hosted by the Centro Francés de Estudios Mexicanos y Centroamericanos) and doctoral student in Anthropology at the University of Paris

Covid-19 in Brazil: exacerbating factors, scenarios and risks


by Hervé Théry, Senior Researcher in Geography at the University of Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle and Professor at the Universidade de São Paulo

Chile: from social protest to sanitary crisis (and back)


by Sébastien Velut, Professor in Geography a the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique Latine (IHEAL) – Sorbonne Nouvelle

A "new world", really?


by Cédric Levêque, Post-doc in Anthropology and member of the EXTINCT project team (University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès). He is currently doing research on the survivalist mouvement

by Joshua Kelly, Sociologist working on conservative politiques in Europe and in the United States, in partnership with iGLOBES

Carnage in Guayaquil: global broadcast and divisions in Ecuador


by Yves Saint-Geours, Historian, Diplomat and President of the Institut des Amériques

Costa Rica, a good student in the pandemic?


by Elisabeth Cunin, Anthropologist and Senior Researcher at Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development), currently hosted by the Universidad de Costa Rica

Joe Biden: Let's do this


by Françoise Coste is a Professor in American civilization at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès.

Healthcare or careless politics? Venezuela and the international community in the age of SARS-CoV-2


by Olivier Compagnon, a Professor in Comtemporary History at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle (Institut des Hautes Études de l’Amérique latine) and member of the Centre de Recherche et de Documentation des Amériques

Two populisms facing reality: Bolsonaro and Trump confronted by a pandemic


by François-Michel Le Tourneau, Deputy Director of iGLOBES and Senior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Is playing golf an essential activity? An Arizona dilemma


by Anne-Lise Boyer, doing a research study at the UMI iGlobes and doctoral student in geography at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon (ENS Lyon)


The virus is not the only killer: first days of confinement in Colombia


by Laetitia Braconnier Moreno, doctoral student at the University Paris Nanterre and the National University of Colombia, coordinator of the Andean center (Bogota) of the Institut des Amériques.


Strange news: from Covid-19 to the 1973 yellow fever epidemic


by Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Vice-President of the Institut des Amériques, professor in North American studies at the University of Paris. She is a specialist in anti-slavery in the United States before the Civil War.


Does the COVID-19 pandemic reveal the unity of the Navajo Nation?


by Eugénie Clément, PhD candidate in anthropology at EHESS and coordinator of the California cluster at the Institute of the Americas

The Coronavirus, an analyzer of the United States' economy and society


by Robert Boyer, Researcher and Vice-President of the Scientific Committee of the Institut des Amériques

The Coronavirus in Perou: a social reforms accelerator? 


by Arthur Morenas, PhD candidate in political science (University of Strasbourg); his thesis is on economic policies in Perou



COVID-19, an indicator of a Canadian divisions


by Gérard Boismenu, Professor at the University of Montreal, President of the scientific committee of the Institut des Amériques.