CFP: African American/Black Studies SWPCA Conference

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico  


Proposal submission extended deadline: November 15, 2017


Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for the 39th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference, Feb 7-10, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  International submissions are welcome.


The African American / Black Studies area of the conference welcomes proposals regarding any aspect of African American or African life, culture, performance, literature, media, history, law, politics, economics, education, health care, art, religion, social sciences, business, representations in popular culture, music, the diaspora, or any other issues relevant to African American/Black Studies and culture.


Paper presentations should be 15 minutes long.


For individual presentations, submit a proposal with the following items:

  • ·  a 250-word abstract
  • ·  current curriculum vitae;
  • ·  working bibliography for your paper


All applicants must enter their own information and proposals into the conference database (including panel-proposal members).


Proposals for panels of 3-4 presenters are also welcome. To propose a panel, submit the following:

  • panel title;
  • name of proposed panel chair;
  • names of all proposed panel presenters;
  • titles and abstracts of each paper (each on a separate proposal form)


Submit all proposals to:

Extended Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2017.


Please send any inquiries to area chair Debbie Olson, or


The Southwest PCA/ACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories; see


In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed journal: Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.  (Find more information at

We look forward to your submissions!

Contact Info: 

Debbie Olson, Missouri Valley College, 500 E College St., Marshall, MO, 65340, or