CFP African American & Black Studies SWPACA 2017

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Debbie Olson SWPACA
contact email: 

Call for Papers

African American & Black Studies area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 38th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit 


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


Panel and roundtable proposals are welcome!


All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at 


Individual proposals for 15 minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words.  Please include a brief bio in the body of the proposal form.  


For more information, contact area chair Debbie Olson at


For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at 


For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.  


The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016.   

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due December 1.  For more information, visit


Registration and travel information for the conference is available at


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

If you have any questions about the African American & Black Studies area, please contact its Area Chair, Debbie Olson, Missouri Valley College,


We look forward to receiving your submissions.