Gender[ed] Racial Violence Against People in Africa and the African Diaspora Transcending Time and Space

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Call for Papers
February 28, 2019
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Race Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peerreviewed open-access scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition focused on “Gender[ed] Violence Against People of African Descent in Africa and the African Diaspora Transcending Time and Space,” hence, an examination of the gender-based violence perpetuated against people of color in Africa, the Americas and the broader African Diaspora (


We are seeking submissions focused on: gender[ed] violence, that is violence targeting a specific set of people based on gender. Papers examining various types of broadly defined violence against various gender categories are welcome. There is no time period restriction. Of particular interest are works focusing on topics such as: 



Sexual violence which includes rape and sexual slavery 

Human trafficking 

Medical violence

Forced sterilization and restricted reproduction such as the case of Ethiopian women in Israel

Apartheid and Post-Apartheid South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe 

Eugenics (The case of Elaine Riddick in North Carolina) 

Police Violence (Mike Brown and Korryn Gaines, etc.) 



Female Violence against Men

Prison Violence, which can include sexual abuse, physical abuse, labor exploitation 

Domestic abuse, physical and/or psychological 

Workplace Violence 


Character assassination


Verbal assault


Ritual Violence such as honor killings

Female genital mutilation 

All relevant topics and subtopics will be considered for this edition.    


Book review essays on works falling under the scope of interest are also welcome. 




A:JPAS is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December, with occasional supplemental special editions to accommodate specific topics or themes.  


Afrifactor Participant:


A:JPASis a member of  the International Africology Accreditation Association (formerly “The Task Force for Measuring Impact in Africology”), an association designed  to implement an Afrifactor (an article/journal citation tracker that can monitor author contributions and journal ranking and qualitative metrics specific to Africology) for journals and academic units engaged in Africology, and thus we support its “Black Paper 101” via:




A:JPAS is indexed via Academic OneFile (audio availability), EBSCO, Google Scholar, International Index to Black Periodicals, Literature Resource Center, ProQuest, Social Sciences Full Text (WilsonWeb), Thompson Gale, World History Collection, etc.




A:JPAS seeks to use an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation, therefore, we have decided not to use the term “tribe” or slaves in reference to the African experience. We ask that all contributors acknowledge this policy before submitting content. Hence, the preferred alternative terms and concepts include “ethnic group” and “the enslaved.” Second, in regards to the use of the word black, when it is used to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. In regards to describing Africa, the now popular “sub-Saharan Africa” designation is discouraged; thus, our preferred description is “Africa south of the Sahara desert” or simply, “Africa south of the Sahara.”


Publishing Language:


The major publishing language of A:JPAS is English. However, contributions in languages other than English are acceptable when also presented in English.




All contributions must address the guest editor of the special edition, Dr. Maria DeLongoria ( a cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. Thereafter, contributors must submit their contribution to the guest editor, Dr. Maria DeLongoria ( MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, do not include page numbers or the title of your contribution on each page; all graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements; only use endnotes in your contribution (not footnotes), a list of references are needed for each contribution, and in regards to style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), use the style most relevant to your area of study/research. 


Dates and Deadlines: Please send your abstract by or before February 28, 2019 to Dr. Maria DeLongoria ( The acceptance of abstracts will be approved by or before March 28, 2019. Full papers are due by or before June 17, 2019. 


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