[UPDATE] Black Studies in the Age of Obama: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Black Identity:Deadline Extended to January 14, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Carol E. Henderson/Department of Black American Studies, University of Delaware
contact email: 

Date: 19 March 2011

Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (including lunch)
Breakfast & Onsite Registration: from 8:00-8:45 a.m.

Where: Arsht Hall (University of Delaware)
Wilmington, DE
The Department of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware, in collaboration with Delaware State University, Morgan State University, and Bowie State University, extend a call for papers for an inaugural regional undergraduate student research conference related to the theme—broadly conceived—Black Studies in the Age of Obama: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Black Identity. Complete panels and individual paper submissions may be submitted from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, journalism and public relations, Africa and Africans in the diaspora, Caribbean Studies, education, labor, community engagement, gender, sexuality, visual culture, and any aspect of the Humanities. Presentations can be conventional papers/essays, digital media, poetry, theatrical presentations and/or visual and print media.

Deadline Extended to: January 14, 2011

Proposals should be submitted electronically and must include your name, title of the paper, panel, or roundtable format, and an abstract of 150 words. They should also include the institutional affiliation of each presenter, phone numbers, and email addresses. Complete essays are not due until the day you present. Submit materials by January 14, 2011 to:

Preregistration: $15.00; Registration: $20 on day of conference: Students (with ID): Free

Email materials to:

Dr. Carol E. Henderson
Assoc. Prof. of English
Interim Chair, Dept. of Black American Studies
University of Delaware
417 Ewing Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Email: ceh@udel.edu
302.831.2897 (phone) 302.831.6063 (fax)

Dr. Myrna Nurse
Asst. Prof. of English
Dept. of English and Foreign Languages
Delaware State University
Dover, DE 19901
Email: mnurse@desu.edu