Conversations about the pandemic

Project: Research Project

Project Details


This project arises as an anthropological response to the COVID 19 pandemic. It seeks to understand how the coronavirus has been constituted as a social actor in different places in Colombia and to explore the shared experience of its effects among people from different contexts. In this sense, the project proposes new methodological approaches that have an impact on the production of social theory, since it questions the notion of "community" and proposes to understand, rather, the "communities of conversation" that have emerged around the current situation. Talking about the pandemic, using virtual and face-to-face means in different parts of the country, opens the doors to less hierarchical relationships between researchers and study subjects (which in this project we understand more as research collaborators), since the coronavirus is something that, in one way or another, we all share. Thus, the project seeks to understand the coronavirus from multiple perspectives and points of enunciation that allow us to understand its effects and the senses that are built from the pandemic. The research results are also articulated to the notion of collaboration, since they include academic products and products of public dissemination and feedback from non-academic actors and the project's collaborators.

Layman's description

Pandemic, ethnography, Colombia


Pandemia, etnografía, Colombia
Effective start/end date1/25/211/25/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds
  • Incubator


  • Bogotá D.C.


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