CFP: Contemporary Voices in Africana/Black Studies
Call for Papers Deadline:
We seek abstracts for a forthcoming anthology. The tentatively titled Contemporary Voices in Africana/Black Studies seeks to investigate the past, present and future of Africana/Black Studies. We seek to highlight the contributions of founding thinkers and contributors to Africana/Black Studies, along with their contemporary counterparts as we both move forward in redefining our field. This new collection of essays intends to provide an intergenerational dialogue as the basis of guidance and direction for the future prospects of Africana/Black Studies.
Topics may include, but are not limited, to the following:
• Nomenclature in Black Studies
• Theory Building in Black Studies
• Afro-Latino/as and Black Studies
• Race and Gender in Black Studies
• Intellectual Histories of Black Studies
• Training of Black Studies Professionals
• Academic Commitment to Black Studies
• Teaching and Pedagogy in Black Studies
• Multiracial Identities in Black Studies Classrooms
• The Role of the African Diaspora in Black Studies
• History of Black Studies Departments & Programs
• Departmental vs. Program Status in the 21st Century
• The Intersection of Black Studies and Queer Studies
• Old & New Conceptual Frameworks in Black Studies
• The Role of non-African Descendants in Black Studies
• Current and Future Institutional Restraints on Black Studies
We also invite submissions of syllabi for Introduction to Black/Africana/African American/Afro-American Studies and Africology courses.
Please send your proposals, ranging from 300-500 words, along with a brief bio by July 1, 2010 to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your proposal and bio in the body of your email as well as a Microsoft Word attachment. Essays selected for inclusion in the final volume will be peer-reviewed by specialists in the field. Final papers will be due on or before December 1, 2010.
Regina A. Bernard-Carreño received an MA in African American Studies from Columbia University and an MPhil and PhD in Urban Education from the Graduate and University Center CUNY in New York. She recently published, Black and Brown Waves: The Cultural Politics of Young Women of Color and Feminism in May 2009. Dr. Bernard-Carreño is currently an Assistant Professor at Baruch College with the Department of Black and Hispanic Studies as well as Women Studies.
Karanja Keita Carroll is the Associate Editor of The Journal of Pan African Studies and is currently an Assistant Professor of Black Studies at the State University of New York, New Paltz. He holds a Masters of Arts and PhD from Temple University’s Department of African American Studies.
Karanja Keita Carroll, Ph.D.
Department of Black Studies
Faculty Office Building West 4
1 Hawk Drive
SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, New York 12561 Email: email@example.com
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