Call for Papers: New Edited Volume on Black Women’s Public Intellectualism

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Political History / Studies

A Seat at the Table:

Black Women as Public Intellectuals in U.S. History and Culture

“If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” 
― Shirley Chisholm

Call for Papers: New Edited Volume on Black Women’s Public Intellectualism

This volume focuses on the public intellectualism of African American women in United States history from the nineteenth century to the present (understanding the term intellectual as broadly construed). With four major sections on politics, governance, society and culture and the military, “A Seat at the Table” seeks to fill a void in the history of black women’s intellectual history by concentrating on black women and their ideas in the public sphere. Chapters on one of the following individuals listed (or proposed related subjects relevant to the theme) are still sought by the editor to complete this important volume. The editors seek authors for the following topics:

Shirley Chisholm

Submission Guidelines:

Send a 250-word abstract to Dr. Hettie V. Williams at hwilliam@monmouth.edu  for consideration. Final chapter submissions are expected to be between 8,000-10,000 words, typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font size 12 with endnotes and a bibliography in Chicago Style due by December 14 (negotiable). All submissions will be subject to peer review.