Multidisciplinary Issues Surrounding African Diasporas

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Call for Papers
January 20, 2019
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Research and Methodology, Political Science, Journalism and Media Studies

Are you interested in submitting a chapter for a handbook project on the African diaspora population worldwide? If so, you are invited to participate in this project that is conceptualized to articulate the disciplinary issues African diaspora experts and professionals in the academe experience and/or encounter. It is a multidisciplinary handbook project that is not confined to a specific theoretical or methodological approach. Chapter contributors from the arts and social sciences, science and technology, humanities, medicine, law, information and communications and so on are therefore welcome.

The project is designed to:

  1. Advance knowledge about the African diaspora population as a subject of study.
  2. Conceptually explore the philosophical and epistemological issues regarding the African diaspora identity.
  3. Provide a forum for African diasporas to explore and exchange ideas on:
    1. Concerns about pedagogy.
    2. Theoretical and methodological tools for research.
    3. Navigating the systems in universities/ higher institutions of learning for professional growth, development and advancement.
    4. Various ethical, legal and workforce issues in professional environments.
    5. Managing issues of diversity and inclusion, and xenophobia in community and professional environments.
    6. Managing careers and employment.
    7. Managing responsibilities in administrative positions in the academe.
    8. The implications of diasporic movements for the home continent.
    9. Other critical and ancillary issues such as:
  • Social networking and professional engagements in the online space.
  • Cultural and community engagement and immersion in the diasporic environment.
  • Cultural engagement with minority racial groups in work places and residences.

Contributions should be global in perspective. They are open to African diasporas in the academe irrespective of national, regional or continental place of diasporic residency. Only original manuscripts that have not been published or submitted elsewhere for publication will be considered.

Submission Procedure: Before you write, please go to this website:, submit a full book chapter (10,000-12,000 words, inclusive of tables/figures/references) to the editor for review at:  All submissions shall undergo a blind review process.

Deadline: Interested chapter contributors should e-mail Dr. Uche Onyebadi ( asap, stating their intent to contribute to the handbook. A brief abstract (150-200 words) should be attached to the e-mail.  Deadline for the submission of completed manuscripts is January 20, 2019. The handbook is expected to be published in 2019.

Send inquiries to: Uche Onyebadi, PhD ( Please forward this call to your African diaspora colleagues and associates.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Onyebadi is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas – USA. He is the editor of Music as a Platform for Political Communication (2017) and a forthcoming edited book, Music and Messaging in the African Political Arena.

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