The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) welcomes papers for a June 2009 special edition on Graduate Studies and Research in Black Studies (Africology, Pan African, African American, Afro-American, African Diaspora Studies). This special edition will focus on two dimensions. The first dimension will cover the current status of graduate programs within the discipline. This includes (but is not limited to) reflections on graduate school experiences within Black Studies, challenges facing graduate education in Black Studies and/or future prospects for graduate programs within the discipline. The second dimension will cover new and innovative research within Black Studies by current graduate students in the discipline. We will also accept book reviews of recent and new publications within Black Studies (Africology, Pan African, African American, Afro-American, African Diaspora Studies).
The selection criteria for paper submissions will include: relevance to theme, clarity of paper, intellectual significance, and originality. Participants must send a 50 word abstract by January 2009, and their paper by April 2009 to the Guest Editor (Papers and abstracts must include participant's name, affiliation, paper title, and e-mail address). Papers should not exceed 25 pages via MS word. Notification of acceptance will be provided at least 30 days after receipt of abstract/paper.
Karanja Keita Carroll, Guest Editor of Special Edition
State University New York - New Paltz
Department of Black Studies
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
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