News from the African/African American Studies department

Call for Proposals--African Studies Association Meeting

February 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

The African Studies Association is accepting proposals for their 56th Annual meeting, scheduled for November 21-24, 2013 at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel. The theme of the meeting is "Mobility, Migration, and Flows."


About the Meeting
We are soliciting proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables. Presentations may focus on the theme of “Mobility, Migration and Flows” or on broader social science, humanities, and applied themes relating to Africa. We strongly encourage the submission of formed panels. See the ASA website for details.

About the African Studies Association
Established in 1957, the African Studies Association is the largest organization in the world devoted to enhancing the exchange of information about Africa. Our members include scholars, students, teachers, activists, development professionals, policy makers, donors and many others.  We encourage interdisciplinaryinteractions with Africa.  We provide access to pathbreaking research and key debates in African studies. We bring together people with scholarly and other interests in Africa through our annual meeting and seek to broaden professional opportunities in the field of African studies. The organization publishes two leading interdisciplinary journals on Africa, African Studies Review and History in Africa and promotes an informed understanding of Africa to the public and in educational institutions as well as to businesses, media, and other communities that have interests in Africa. 

Program Chairs: Jamie Monson, Professor of History, Macalaster College; Dianna Shandy, Professor of Anthropology, Macalester College