African and African Diaspora Studies Conference: Oct. 9-10, 2014

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African American Studies Program at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island

The African American Studies Program at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island announces its First Annual AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES CONFERENCE to be held October 9-10, 2014.

This inaugural conference aims to explore the current state of African and African Diaspora Studies. We invite papers presenting emerging research related to African and African Diaspora Studies from ALL disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels will be accepted from academic and independent scholars, advanced graduate students and community leaders.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts/Proposals: June 30, 2014.

Please submit abstracts/proposals electronically to (and copy

For individual papers, please provide a clear and useful title for your paper, an abstract describing the paper (250-500 words) and a one-page CV. For pre-formed panels, please provide a clear description of the panel and its goals, the titles of individual papers, appropriate abstracts for the papers, and a one-page CV for each participant.

In the subject line of the email, please include the relevant discipline (eg. African Studies, African American Studies, Africana Studies, Caribbean Studies, Criminal Justice, History, International Relations, Literature, Media Culture, Political Science, Psychology, Social Works, Sociology, etc OR Inter-disciplinary) and a short (1-5 word) title for your paper or panel. Be certain to include the full name, institutional affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address for each presenter. Finally, please indicate whether you will need any audio-visual equipment to present your work.