Call for Presentations, Papers, Performances, Panels

deadline for submissions: 
March 27, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Breakin' BLACK Reachin' Back

CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association Conference (virtual/online)

Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30, 2022

CFP EXTENSION to 03/27/2022


Breakin’ BLACK Reachin’ Back is an experiential conversation engaging with Black intellectual, political and creative concepts through the primary disciplinary nodes of Black studies, Hip Hop and DJ scholarship. This virtual two day gathering centers practitioners as theorists, interdisciplinarity and public humanities through roundtable panel conversations, keynote presentations including musical and dance performances followed by discussion/Q&A, and breakout sessions. 

We invite proposals for innovative presentations including scholarly papers, personal narratives, panel discussions, and DJ/lyricist/dance performances, that engage with but are not limited to the following areas of study:

Black & Africana Studies | Sound Studies | Archival Studies | Graffiti & Aerosol Arts | Black Geographies | Black Poetics & Rhetoric | Hip Hop Pedagogy | DJ Scholarship | Queer Studies | Performance Studies | Dance & Movement Studies | Critical Theories | Disabilities Studies | Affect Studies | Technology & Digital Humanities | Black Time Studies | Global & Diasporic Communities | Aesthetics & Design | Black Madness Studies | Gender & Sexuality Studies  


We encourage you to breathe, dream, remember, dig, stretch, move, spin, and create with us. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and share your ideas.

Please submit an abstract of up to 400 words, a short biographical description, and your contact information via by March 27th, 2022. If you have questions or concerns, please contact conference organizers at


Conference Website