The Africana Studies Program at The University of New Mexico has entered its 50th year. In homage to the discipline, our practitioners, and supporters, we will host the Inaugural Southwest Conference on Black Studies. Through the conference, we hope to reinforce the founding pillars of the discipline and reflect on our long-standing commitment to academic excellence and social responsibility.
We welcome paper and panel/workshop proposals on any of the following topics. Abstracts with a focus on the southwest are particularly encouraged.
- Black Economics
- Afrocentric Health, Spirituality, and Wellness
- Black and Brown Relations
- Community Capacity Building
- Afro Futurism
- Black Immigration, Migration, and Demographics
- Black Student Engagement/Activism
- Critical Race Theory
- Afro-Indigenous Identity
- Black Politics
- Whiteness in Black Studies
- Black Arts and Cultural Production
- Education – P-20 Pedagogy and Teaching
- Black Resistance
- Black Studies in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Afro-Phobia/Anti-Blackness and Settler Colonialism
- Africana Theory/Philosophy, Practice, and Perspectives
- Blacks and STEAM-H
- Eco-Racism and Environmental Justice
- Afro-Latinx Identity
- LGBTQ Issues
- The Future of Black Studies: Challenges and Opportunities
- Race and Gender
- Race and The Law
- Black Geographies
Deadline for Paper Proposals
By January 31, 2020, authors and co-authors should submit a one-page proposal for their papers or posters including: 1) the title of the paper; 2) a 250-word abstract and; 3) topic from the list above. The abstract should provide a brief summary of the paper and include the paper's purpose, methods/methodology and design, major interpretations, and discussion/conclusions/recommendations. Proposals, along with authors' contact information, should be submitted below.
Deadline for Panel Sessions/Workshops
Panel sessions will also be hosted at the conference. If you are interested in hosting a panel (a minimum of three members), please submit the names of all panelists (designate which is the point of contact for the entire panel), 1) the title of the panel; 2) a 250-word description of the panel/workshop and; 3) topic from the list above. Panel session proposals should be submitted below.
Notification of Acceptance
The conference committee will contact authors starting February 15. By February 29, 2020, the conference committee will decide on all proposals.
Scholars whose proposals have been accepted should register to attend. In confirmation of your presentation, also submit the following information below by March 15, 2020.
Dr. Natasha Howard
Africana Studies Program
Mesa Vista Hall, 4th Floor
University of New Mexico, 87131