August 14, 2011

Call for Papers: Conference of the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies


MAAAS 2011 Call for Papers
October 28-29, 2011
University of Missouri, Columbia
Conference theme: The African Diaspora: Past, Present, and Future

The Mid-America Alliance for African Studies and the Black Studies Program, University of Missouri, Columbia, invite scholars to submit conference papers and full panel proposals for the 2011 conference on Africana Studies. The goal of this conference is to create an interdisciplinary dialogue concerning the history, the current state, and the future of the African Diaspora. Scholars are welcome to submit papers on a range of areas focusing on the Diaspora, such as cultural, feminist, Pan African, and postcolonial studies. Papers from traditional disciplines such as English, History, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, the Arts, etc. are also welcome. This conference will be a platform for discussions on the Diaspora, where we are now and how current connections across the Diaspora are identified and articulated, as well as consideration of historical issues and goals for the future within the African Diaspora. The organizers invite proposals that address topics beyond the organizing theme as well.

Please send a 250-word abstract or panel description by September 1, 2011 (revised deadline) to

Dr. Phia Salter, MAAAS Vice President (2010 – 2011)
Psychology and Africana Studies, Texas A&M University
Email: psalter at tamu dot edu

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