The African American Studies Program (soon to be African and African Diaspora Studies Program) at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island announces its First Annual AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES CONFERENCE to be held October 9-10, 2014 at the CUNY/College of Staten Island Campus.
This inaugural conference aims to explore the current state of African and African Diaspora Studies. We invite papers presenting emerging research related to African and African Diaspora Studies from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels will be accepted from academic and independent scholars, advanced graduate students and community leaders.
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts/Proposals: June 30, 2014.
For individual papers, please provide a clear and useful title for your paper, an abstract describing the paper (250-500 words) and a one-page CV. For pre-formed panels, please provide a clear description of the panel and its goals, the titles of individual papers, appropriate abstracts for the papers, and a one-page CV for each participant.
In the subject line of the email, please include the relevant discipline (eg. African Studies, African American Studies, Africana Studies, Caribbean Studies, Criminal Justice, History, International Relations, Literature, Media Culture, Political Science, Psychology, Social Works, Sociology, etc OR Inter-disciplinary) and a short (1-5 word) title for your paper or panel. Be certain to include the full name, institutional affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address for each presenter. Finally, please indicate whether you will need any audio-visual equipment to present your work.
Complete papers will be requested for review on or before September 08, 2014.
Selected Conference papers will be peer-reviewed and published in one or two edited volumes.
Upon acceptance of abstracts, participants are expected to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $ 100 ($ 50 for students with proof of current school ID). The registration fee can be paid by check, Postal/Bank Monet Order, Western Union or MoneyGram (drawn in US dollars), payable to African American Studies Program, CUNY/College of Staten Island.
Send payment to:
African American Studies Program
The College of Staten Island/CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard, 2N-213
Staten Island, New York 10314
African and African Diaspora Studies
The African American Studies Program
City University of New York
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd., 2N-213
Staten Island, NY 10314
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