Call for Papers: The State of African American Studies

| August 18, 2010


The State of African American Studies:  Methodology, Pedagogy, and Research

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and IRADAC, The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean at the Graduate Center-CUNY, extend a call for papers for their regular conference on the state of scholarship in African American Studies.

Entitled, The State of African American Studies:  Methodology, Pedagogy, and Research, the conference will take place on January 6-8, 2011 at the Schomburg Center, located at 135th Street and Malcolm X  Boulevard in Harlem, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, located at 365 Fifth Avenue. Complete panels and individual paper submissions related to the theme – broadly conceived – are invited from scholars and graduate students. In addition to papers in your academic areas of expertise, and on teaching and research methodologies, we particularly welcome submissions on labor, community engagement, gender, sexuality, visual culture, and relations in the Diaspora.

Proposals should be submitted electronically and must include your name, title of the paper, panel, or roundtable, and an abstract of 150 words.  They should also include the institutional affiliation of each presenter, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Submit proposals by November 1, 2010 to:

Aisha al-Adawiya

State of African American Studies

Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York NY 10037-1801