Anti-Racism (The Humanities Center at Texas Tech Annual Conference in the Humanities, Lubbock, TX, April 22-23, 2022)

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Humanities Center at Texas Tech
contact email: 

The Humanities Center at Texas Tech Annual Conference 2022:


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

April 22-23, 2022


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Professor, African American Studies, Princeton University

2021 MacArthur Foundation Fellow

2021 Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient

Author of The Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry

 Undermined Black Home Ownership (2019) &

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (2016)

Contributing Writer, New Yorker magazine


Also featuring a public presentation by

 Khameleon Productions (

Brown University Arts Institute Artists-in-Residence


The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas) announces its call for papers for our Annual Conference in the Humanities, to be held in Lubbock over April 22-23, 2022. The conference topic each year aligns with the Center's annual theme, which for 2021-2022 is “Anti-Racism.” We are interested in papers that embody anti-racism scholarship in its myriad forms and across any of the following disciplines: art, literature, rhetoric, communication, history, film and media, music, philosophy, law, digital humanities, museum and/or archival studies, critical race studies, ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, design, and education.  This list, in keeping with the Humanities Center’s expansive mission, is open-ended.

The Center's vision of the humanities is a broad one and we encourage presentations and panels that rethink disciplinary boundaries and traditional academic research. That said, we also welcome work that reflects a comprehensive historical scope.  The conference aims to bring together an international group of scholars to consider as fully as we can the relationship between conceptualizations of racism, anti-racist activism, and social justice scholarship through time and across modes of inquiry in the humanities. 

The TTU Humanities Center welcomes abstracts for individual papers as well as proposals for fully formed panels that address these or other related issues. Potential speakers should send an abstract of 300 words and a brief CV (no more than 2 pages) highlighting work relevant to the topic at hand. Scholars proposing a panel should provide an abstract of no more than 500 words and include a list of contributors (with the titles of their papers) as well as brief CVs (no more than 2 pages) for each. Abstracts and panel proposals should be submitted to by December 31, 2021 with all documents contained in a single PDF. In the subject line of your submission, please use the format "ANTIRACISMConference/YOUR NAME/YOUR PROPOSAL or ABSTRACT TITLE" (e.g., ANTIRACISMConference/Smith/HistoryAndSocialJustice) as the subject line in your email. We will make decisions as soon as possible after that in order to ensure sufficient time for participants to make travel arrangements.