17th Annual Africa Conference at UT Austin

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 31, 2017 to April 2, 2017
Location: 
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences

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CFP: 17th Annual Africa Conference at UT Austin (March 31-April 2, 2017) 

Abstract deadline: November 15th, 2017: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/africa-conference/ - Convened by Dr. Toyin Falola, Deprtment of History 

Greetings from the 17th Annual Africa Conference at UT Austin, the largest and lognest running annual student-run scholarly conference on Africa and the African Diaspora in North America. We are pleased to invite scholars and activists to present at our next gathering. Our theme this year is "Rupturing Colonial Legacies: Colonialisms and Decolonizations in Africa and the African Diaspora." 

The goal of the 2017 Africa Conference is to problematize historical and contemporary colonial and neo-colonial power structures in relation to Africa and the African Diaspora, as well as to (re)imagine and map out alternative futures both within and outside of these global matrices of power and domination. Thus, we invite proposals for papers, panel presentations, roundtables, and artistic works/performances that critically engage the seen and unseen, named and unnamed global constellations of colonialism and neo-colonialism in Africa and the African Diaspora of past, present, and future.

As in years past, participants will be drawn from around the world and represent a large variety of disciplines and intellectual traditions. Graduate students are encouraged to attend and present papers. Panel proposals (of 3-5 presenters) are especially encouraged, as well as submissions in Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Notably, selected papers will be published in multiple pre-contracted edited volumes following the conference, providing graduate students and junior faculty with valuable publishing opportunities.  

The CFP is currently available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Please visit our website for more information: http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/africa-conference/call-for-papers1/call-for-papers.php

Contact Info: 

Dr. Kenneth Kalu and Farid Leonardo Suárez