Call for Papers for Bowling Green State University's Africana Studies Program's 20th annual Student Research Conference. "Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies"

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Call for Papers
December 8, 2017
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, Area Studies, Black History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

"Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies," encompasses a wide range of topics spanning time and place, from current and historic political events, to artistic and cultural developments, and environmental change. We therefore welcome papers dealing with the broader issues affecting Africana people in the global context, including but not limited to: language, religion, gender and culture; ethnicity; role of the arts/media; politics, leadership, economics and commerce; social justice; law; medicine & public health practices; education; war and terrorism; peace, conflict resolution, and security; youth,crime, and vigilante justice; changing values & norms; environment, resources, and development; immigration/migration; slavery; Post­ Colonial issues; rural-urban changes; the civil war; political-economic empowerment & leadership; national reconciliation; property rights; census; etc.

We encourage undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to participate. Moreover, we request faculty to help us identify student papers that are worthy of submission/presentati on and when possible, to assist their students in attending the conference.

Proposal Deadline: December 8,2017

All proposals should include: name, institutional affiliation, paper title, abstract (300 words max), Faculty sponsor (for undergraduate students), and email address. Please submit this information to:  studies  conf/2018.Click on the "Submit Proposal" tab in the left hand column to start the submission process. You will be notified of acceptance and other program details via email. Conference proceedings and papers can be published online at BGSU's digital publication. Please contact Dr. Rebecca L. Skinner Green at or Tracy Susko at tsusko@bgsu. edu with any questions.

Paper Deadline: February 12,2018

All completed papers must be received by this date. Presenters whose papers are selected will be awarded a certificate. While there is no conference registration fee, participants are responsible for all costs associated with their participation in the conference.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Rebecca L. Skinner Green, or

Tracy Susko,, 419-372-7814Bowling Gr

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