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International Journal of Africana Studies

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43rd Annual NCBS Conference
March 6th-9th, 2019

The DoubleTree by Hilton - New Orleans



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Call for Papers

43rd Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference!

Discussion Topic:  Black Studies at 50: Sankofa Remembrance, Continuous Renewal and Transformative Practice

The NCBS is accepting abstracts for panel sessions, individual paper presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops, poster presentations, and town hall meetings that explore the Black experience locally, nationally, and/or globally from a variety of perspectives. Of particular interest this year, are presentations that comparatively explore these experiences, as well as those that examine the continuous renewal and transformative pracitces throughout the discipline of Africana/Black Studies using multi-layered frameworks and methodologies.  Papers that incorporate various combinations of race/nationality, class, gender, and sexuality, through the lens of but not limited to Afrocentric, cross and multicultural, diasporic, womanist, post-colonial, post-modernist or transnational interpretative schemes are welcomed.

Send a 150-400 word abstract for a panel. Each panelist will need to submit their panel subject and abstract. The panel chair submits the topic and panel participants. Individual paper and poster presentations are also welcome. For roundtable discussions submit a 150-400 word abstract that explores the discussion topic.

*The deadline to submit your abstract is January 22nd, 2019.

** It is strongly encouraged that participants complete the 2019 conference registration process in order to expedite a response to your abstract submission.  

Please submit your NCBS session proposals through our online conference management system at  

Email: with questions about your submission.

Call for Papers.

The Clark Atlanta University Graduate Student Alliance invite undergraduate and graduate researchers to submit abstracts for oral, poster, or panel presentations.

Click here for more submission information.

Please direct all questions or concerns to

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 8, 2019

At the Limits of Desire: Black Radical Pleasure Black Performance

New Studies in Gender & Black Sexuality (general call for submissions)

Founded in 1969 by Robert Chrisman and Nathan Hare, THE BLACK SCHOLAR is the first journal of Black studies and research. In TBS, academics, activists, artists, and political leaders come to grips with basic issues confronting Afro-America, the Diaspora, and Africa. While a paucity of intellectual spaces focused on Black thinking remains, due in part to the impact of TBS, Black/Africana Studies and its sub-disciplines have become legitimate spaces of scholarly inquiry.

In June 2012, TBS relaunched, with new editors, editorial and advisory boards. It is now peer reviewed and published through Routledge Press starting in 2015. In keeping with our history of engaging and cultivating differential political conversations and cultural expressions from across the Black world, we are now seeking submissions. We welcome work that helps maintain our core commitment to tough-minded thinking and an emancipatory project, submissions on contemporary issues facing the global Black world, and submissions by new generation thinkers and activists. We are open to a range of subjects, including Black Political Economy, new forms of cultural production, sex and sexuality, LGBTQ issues and approaches, gender studies, class and immigration, media and popular culture, psychology and spirituality, contemporary Africa and Black Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and even work that problematizes blackness or conventional racial thinking. We welcome reports and analysis of local, national and international struggles and campaigns around police brutality, incarceration, environmental racism, voter suppression, housing, gentrification, education, and community development. Though scholarly work is featured, journalistic, essayistic and other forms of non-fiction are also welcome.

Submissions must be in English or in translation and may come from anywhere in the world as long as they meet the criteria articulated on our website and in the journal. All disciplines, approaches and fields are welcome as long as they appreciate the unique opportunity TBS offers to speak to others outside one’s area.

Please see The Black Scholar Submission Guidelines for further information. 

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Department of Africana Studies
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Cincinnati, OH 45221

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