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Department:  Black Studies

Position Title:  Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Qualifications  Knox College invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies starting in Fall 2015; possibility of renewal.  Candidates should have experience teaching general introductory courses in African American and African Studies.  Desirable specializations would include fields in the humanities and social sciences, although backgrounds in other areas will be considered.

Ph.D. is preferred; ABD candidates will be considered.

Responsibilities/Duties:  Candidates should have experience teaching general introductory courses in African American and African Studies.  Desirable specializations would include fields in the humanities and social sciences, although backgrounds in other areas will be considered. Teaching load is six courses per year.

Application Procedures:  Review of applications begins on April 8, 2015.  To apply, please submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests and goals, evidence of effective teaching, and two academic letters of reference to Dr. Magali Roy-Fequiere, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies.  Application materials should be sent electronically to: 


Other Information:  Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides a foundation for understanding black experiences in the United States, as well as an appreciation for the rich traditions of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Africana Studies program has forged connections with other academic areas as well, such as Gender and Women's Studies, Latin American Studies, Educational Studies, Integrated International Studies, and American Studies.

For more information, visit our web site: http://www.knox.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/africana-studies.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college.  Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox enrolls 1,400 students from 48 states and more than 51 countries who have a strong passion for and commitment to an intellectual and inclusive community and experiential education. In keeping with a 178-year commitment to equal rights, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of other underrepresented groups.

Application Deadline:  April 8, 2015

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African American Studies and Research Center

Global Garveyism: Diasporic Aspirations and Utopian Dreams

Edited by Ronald J. Stephens and Adam Ewing

Established by Marcus Garvey with the assistance of Amy Ashwood in Jamaica in 1914, the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL, hereafter UNIA) emerged as the largest and most influential Black Nationalist organization of the twentieth century. During a period of global instability and political reorganization, the UNIA's injunction to challenge European colonial rule, racial discrimination, and global white supremacy resonated with millions of black men and women around the world. Promoting racial unity, cultural pride, and economic cooperation and development, the organization eventually spread to approximately one thousand chapters in more than forty countries. Its influence was also manifest in political organizations, trade unions, welfare associations, immigration societies, churches, and millennial religious movements that did not maintain a formal association with the UNIA.

Despite the pioneering and essential work of scholars like Robert A. Hill, Tony Martin, Rupert Lewis, Barbara Bair, and others, Garveyism has until very recently remained a subject of scholarly neglect. This volume, the first edited volume on Garvey studies in nearly thirty years, seeks to showcase the new and dynamic attention given to Garveyism by scholars working in Africa, the Caribbean, South America, North America, and elsewhere. Conceived as a contribution to global studies, the volume will highlight the influence of Marcus Garvey's teachings across the African diaspora. In addition, the volume will highlight Garvey's political strategies, successes, and shortcomings; examine the enduring legacies of the Garvey movement beyond the 1920s; and capture the voices of the diverse women and men whose lives were deeply shaped by Garvey's teachings. The editors seek historical essays on the UNIA's activities in African and the African Diaspora that employ, transnational, national, local, and trans-local frames. Scholarly essays exploring the political lives of UNIA leaders, including rank-and-file activists, are especially welcome.

Application Procedures Focus and Format: Manuscripts should be original works not previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Manuscripts should follow the current guidelines of the Chicago Style Manual (16th edition). Essays should not exceed 35 typed, double-spaced, consecutively numbered pages, including all endnotes and bibliography. Illustrations should be indicated in text and labeled as an insert. Charts, tables, figures, etc., should consist of a minimum of 1 and 1/2 inch margins.

Submission Guidelines: Global Garveyism will emerge out of a multi-stage process. In April 2016 (dates TBD), the editors will host a conference at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Papers presented at that conference will be submitted for publication in an edited volume. Submit paper abstracts (up to 250 words) to stepher87@purdue.edu and aewing2@vcu.edu by May 1, 2015. Abstracts should include the paper's title; the author's full name, title, department, institutional or professional affiliation, return mailing address, email address, and telephone number; and the full names of co-authors, along with their titles, departments, institutional or professional affiliations, mailing addresses, and email addresses. Accepted authors will be contacted promptly and invited to participate in the conference. Full manuscripts should be submitted by March 10, 2016, and will be circulated prior to the conference. Application Deadline May 15, 2015 

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