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CALL FOR PAPERS
On October 14-15, 2016, the Department of Black Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia campus, will host its annual Black Studies Fall Conference to explore the theme of Black Resistance in the Americas: Slavery and its Aftermath. The conference will be an international gathering of scholars, activists, and students, who will explore the factors of both historical and contemporary black resistance in the Americas, and reflect on the approaches for addressing the concerns of contemporary social justice movements against racial inequality.
The topics are some of the mechanisms that people of African descent have used to resist bondage, domination, disempowerment, inequality, and injustices resulting from their encounters with the West, from colonization to forced migration to the Americas. Any of the following topics may be presented within the framework of resistance for discussion at the conference:
• Slave Resistance and Culture/Identity Formation • Race, Nationalism, Politics, and Activism
• Gender, Feminism, and Masculinity
• Religion and Decolonization
• Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship
• Language, Literature, Performing Arts, and Sportsmanship
In keeping with the tradition of Black Studies, abstracts are welcome from various disciplines; however, they should be related to the conference theme. Both papers and panels are invited for consideration. Students are also specially invited to propose individual papers, panels, and poster presentations. Special sessions will be arranged for students to facilitate networking and entrance to graduate school. Film presentations are welcome and sessions will be arranged for these presentations. Please submit an abstract in PDF, Doc, or TXT format of no more than 125 words for individual papers and 250 words for panels by March 31, 2016, to be considered for the conference. Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected participants will be notified by email on April 30, 2016. Please submit any questions and concerns to the conference chair at email@example.com.
• Dr. D.A. Dunkley, Black Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, Conference Committee Chair
• Dr. Scott Brooks, Black Studies and Sociology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Conference Committee Member
• Dr. Michael Minta, Black Studies and Political Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, Conference Committee Member