Global Black Desires

deadline for submissions: 
January 5, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean

The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean Conference



Conference date and location:

May 4, 2018

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

New York City


Deadline for submissions: January 5, 2018


IRADAC invites submissions for its conference themed Global Black Desires to be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Broadly conceiving black desires, the conference aligns with scholarly traditions that imagine blackness in a global context as it draws on diverse disciplinary and theoretical approaches. Whether they concern moral, legal, political, corporal, spatial, creative, erotic, or economic desires in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, or Africa, discussions about the associated freedoms and constraints engendered by black desires provide an opportunity to expand the knowledge base and significance of black diaspora studies. Additionally, this scholarly intervention promises to illuminate our consciousness of possibilities and limitations of individual, national, transnational, and diaspora objectives. While the conference welcomes submissions on a wide range of themes and topics, it primarily aims to resonate with the IRADAC fellows' specializations. Fellows’ research interests include queerness in the Caribbean, global childhood, performing the diaspora, education and social movements, abolitionist geographies, exile and the politics of belonging, and framings of black femininity.



Paper proposals should include the following:

*A title

*An abstract (250 words or less)

*A short bio including institutional affiliation

Send all proposals to by January 5, 2018.