Diasporas in Dialogue: Women Writers, Scholars, and Activists of the African Diaspora

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UTEP: African American Studies Program


The Program in African American Studies at the University in Texas at El Paso invites articles on the intersection between Activism, Scholarship, and Creative Writing in works by women in the African Diaspora, as well as on the relationship between the work of African diasporic women and women from other diasporas, such as Mexican, Filipina, Haitian, and Chinese migrant communities in the United States and beyond.

The editors of this collection are interested in the ways diasporic women writers, scholars, and activists conceptualize diasporic identities and negotiate multiple diasporic alliances in their creative work, research, teaching, and daily lives.

The collection will consist of two parts: 1. Selected proceedings (scholarly articles and creative pieces) of a symposium on Women Writers, Scholars, and Activists of the African Diaspora to be held at UTEP on April 15-16, 2010, and 2. Articles submitted to and chosen by the co-editors, who have already secured interest from a publisher in collection based on the forthcoming symposium.

Please send:

• Abstract (100-200 words)

• Completed article (4000-5000 words)

• 3 to 5 Keywords

• CV with current affiliation and contact info

Please send submissions and queries to Dr. Maceo Dailey, Chair of the African American Studies Program: mdailey@utep.edu