This interdisciplinary conference will examine contemporary and historical issues of citizenship, identity, ethnicity and race in the African Diaspora from the era of Dred Scott to the present. The struggle for citizenship that Dred Scott underwent from 1847 to 1857 has been repeated in different forms across the African world. The organizers welcome proposals for individual paper and for complete panels from a wide range of disciplines—history, law, economics, literature, sociology, and more. Papers and panels should investigate how people of African descent have struggled for, shaped, challenged, or broadened notions of citizenship, identity, ethnicity, and race from disciplinary and inter/multi disciplinary perspectives at both the national and transnational levels. The conference will convene from March 30-31, 2007 at Gettysburg College. Please visit the conference website for a complete call for papers, and a fuller description of panels and the conference.
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