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Call for Papers
42nd Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference!
NCBS is accepting abstracts for individual paper, poster, panel, session, roundtable discussion, workshop, town hall meeting that explore the Black experience locally, nationally, and/or globally from a variety of perspectives. Of particular interest are presentations that comparatively explore these experiences, as well as those that examine 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, feminist, 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 is January 16th, 2018. Please submit your NCBS session proposals through our online conference management system at https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ncbs/ncbs18/.
Email: email@example.com with questions.
The International Journal of Africana Studies
In this contemporary moment of reflection in the Black world, there is an urgent need to assess and analyze the realities of people of African descent. Africana people have a unique history in terms of struggle as it relates to six primary epochs of oppression: Colonialism, Enslavement, Jim Crow, Apartheid, De Facto and De Jure. These respective histories total hundreds of years of Africana people being exposed to oppressogenic environments. Therefore, this is a ripening time to examine the idea of collective agency. This issue seeks submissions that will investigate the idea of non-agentive ideational frameworks through the Africana Studies theoretical construction, Agency Reduction Formation, which is operationalized as “Any System of Thought That Distracts, Neutralizes, or Reduces the Need and Desire for Assertive Collective Agency by African Americans.” Additionally, this issue seeks to receive papers that are able to be explored as agentive or agency producing intellectual systems.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 150 words by October 1st, 2017.
Send to: Valerie Grim, Indiana University, firstname.lastname@example.org; Serie McDougal, San Francisco State University, email@example.com; or Michael T. Tillotson, University of Pittsburg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
One February 24, 2014, Chokwe Lumumba, the Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi met an untimely death. Called the “most revolutionary mayor” in the United States, the 66-year-old Lumumba contributed decades of political activism, serving as a movement attorney, and as a radical elected official. Lumumba was an activist with the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika and the National Conference of Black Lawyers, a founder of the New African Peoples Organization, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, and the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA). As an attorney, he represented Assata Shakur, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Tupac Shakur, the Pontiac Brother, Lance Parker of the LA Four, Fulani and Bilal Sunni-Ali of the Brinks case, and the Scott Sisters. He served on the Jackson City Council from 2009-2013 before being elected to Mayor in 2013.
The Black Scholar is issuing a call for papers for a special issue on the legacy of Chokwe Lumumba. It will illuminate Lumumba’s contribution as a revolutionary organizer, theoretician, elected official, and radical attorney.
Topics related to Chokwe Lumumba and the following will be considered:
This issue anticipates that the suggested topics in the list above, or relevant topics not listed, will engage scholars in Black/Africana Studies, Political Theory and Philosophy, Political Science and Social Movement Studies, History, Sociology, Geography, Law, and Economics, and Gender Studies. Abstracts (750 words max) should be submitted by January 15, 2017 to special guest editor Akinyele Umoja (email@example.com). Full articles (5000-7000 words) must be submitted via The Black Scholar‘s Editorial Manager by June 30th, 2017. Publication of the special issue is slated for summer 2018. When preparing manuscripts, please follow The Black Scholar Submission Guidelines.
Because The Black Scholar strives for a public, Black/Africana Studies, and interdisciplinary space of intellectual exchange, we discourage highly specialized or professional language and encourage open, argumentative work that is well written.
50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party
This coming October will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Black Panther Party, arguably the most well known and controversial militant group of the Vietnam War era. Of the Black Power organizations, no group has elicited the volume of academic attention as has the BPP, yet more work remains to be done in a variety of areas, including but not limited to gender dynamics, local histories, Panthers as political prisoners, and domestic and international impacts of the group, to name a few.
The guest editors are not interested in works that rehash the same history; rather we welcome abstracts that seek to deepen our understanding of the BPP from any number of angles and perspectives, using a variety of creative methodological approaches.
To be considered for this special Fall 2016 issue of the journal, interested parties must submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by February 21, 2016 via email to Judson L. Jeffries (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Charles E. Jones (email@example.com). Prospective authors will be notified by March 7, 2016 of approval. Final papers will be due by April 30, 2016 and will be subject to peer review. Only those writers who have submitted abstracts will be considered.
Fellowship Opportunity: Gettysburg College
Fellowship/Scholarship: Dissertation or Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Candidates Who Enhance the Diversity of the Academy Organization/Institution Name: The Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges Description of Fellowship/Scholarship:
The Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges invites applications in all disciplines for Scholar-in-Residence appointments. Applicants should either be working toward a Ph.D. or a M.F.A. degree, or should have been awarded the degree no more than five years prior to the date of the application. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or unconditional permanent residents, committed and willing to contribute to enhancing the diversity of member colleges and their faculties.
Qualifications: Applicants should either be working toward a Ph.D. or a M.F.A. degree, or should have been awarded the degree no more than five years prior to the date of the application. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or unconditional permanent residents, committed and willing to contribute to enhancing the diversity of member colleges and their faculties.
Application Procedure: Please upload your application and recommendation letter at: http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/cfd/current-past-scholars/
Application Deadline: Rolling submission
Additonal Information: http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/cfd/current-past-scholars/
From Lifetime member: Itibari Zulu | Journal of Pan African Studies
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