Black Greek-letter Organization (BGLO) History Project
Call for Papers Deadline:
Call for Proposals
We invite submissions for an edited, scholarly volume on the history of Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs). Specifically, we are looking for chapters on the history of Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Iota Phi Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Chapters will cover the history of each respective organization from its inception until present times. Successful submissions will entail more than an abridgement of each organization's history book. Therefore, chapters should draw from all relevant material as a source, e.g., scholarly books, national journals, archives, interviews, and the like. Authors should also cast a critical eye upon these organizations, provide substantial analysis, and place organizations within the broader contexts of history and culture. We welcome submissions from scholars working in a wide-range interdisciplinary fields and are particularly interested in submissions from academics who are BGLO members and who wish to write about their own organization's history.
Those interested in contributing a chapter should send their CV and a two-page proposal by ground mail or within an email (not as an attachment) to: Dr. Deborah E. Whaley, American Studies Department, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please indicate your own organizational affiliation (if any), and whether you would like to collaborate on a chapter or not. The deadline for proposals is January 30, 2007.
Deborah E. Whaley, Ph.D. - Dr. Whaley is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University in American Studies. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, and is a contributor to the anthologies AfroAsian Encounters, Heike Raphael-Hernandez and Shannon Steen eds., (New York 2006); African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, Tamara Brown [et al] (Kentucky 2005); and Fields Watered with Blood: Critical Essays on Margaret Walker, Maryemma Graham ed., (Georgia 2001). Whaley has also published in the journals Contours: A Journal of Africa and Diaspora, The Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice, American Studies, 49th Paralel, and the Trotter Review. Her first book manuscript concerns the cultural and public sphere work of a historically Black sorority. You may email her at: email@example.com
Gregory S. Parks, Ph.D. - Dr. Parks is a Cornell Law student where he is an Associate Editor on the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He earned his B.S. from Howard University, his M.S. from the City University of New York (Forensic Psychology), and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky (Clinical Psychology). Dr. Parks is co-editor of African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision (University Press of Kentucky, 2005); editor of Our Fight Has Just Begun: The Relevance of Black Fraternities and Sororities in the 21st Century (University Press of Kentucky, 2007); and co-editor of Critical Race Realism: Intersections of Psychology, Race and Law (The New Press, forthcoming). Dr. Parks is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. You may email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory S. Parks, Cornell Law School, email@example.com
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