Contemporary Voices in Africana/Black Studies

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Regina Bernard & Karanja Keita Carroll
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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 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.