Call for Papers: New Perspectives in Africana Studies
Call for Papers: New Perspectives in Africana Studies*
Editors: Drs. Crystal L. Edwards and Abul Pitre, San Francisco State University
Established in 1968 as a direct result of Black student struggle on campus, the Black Studies Department—now Africana Studies Department— at San Francisco State University was the first Black Studies department in the nation. The establishment of the department also marked the institutionalization Black Studies “as a ‘scientific discipline’ rooted in racial redemption, liberatory scholarship and community revitalization, the discipline of Africana Studies is a body of systematized knowledge, theories, methods, and laws, which are congruent with the African centered paradigm and philosophy.” (Tshaka, 2012, p 29).
Sixty years later, Black Studies—and all its colloquiums such as African American Studies, Africana Studies, Africology, African Diasporic Studies—has seen much growth and evolution in the field. It is in this vein that this work seeks to critically engage subjects relevant to people of African descent in the 21st century, from an African centered perspective.
Topics of interest Include, but are not limited to:
· Africana Education
· Africana Social Science Research
· Africana Studies in the Digital World
· Africana Gender and Identity Studies
· Africana Religious Studies
· Africana Health and Wellness
· Africana Family Studies
· Moving the Field Forward
If you are interested in contributing, please send a 400–500-word abstract that indicates your intended topic area to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Abstracts will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until May 31st, 2023.
Upon acceptance, full drafts of articles (4,000 to 6,000 words) in APA 7th edition formatting are due September 4th, 2023.
Inquiries and questions can be sent to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Crystal Edwards, PhD.
San Francisco State University- Africana Studies
Journal of West African History
by Bernard C. Moore
Call for Manuscripts: Journal of West African History
Founding Editor-in-chief: Nwando Achebe
Editors: Trevor Getz, Saheed Aderinto, Harry Odamtten, and Vincent Hiribarren
Book Review Editors: Mark Deets and Ndubueze Mbah
The Journal of West African History (JWAH) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed research journal that publishes the highest quality articles on West African history. Located at the cutting edge of new scholarship on the social, cultural, economic, and political history of West Africa, JWAH fills a representational gap by providing a forum for serious scholarship and debate on women and gender, sexuality, slavery, oral history, popular and public culture, and religion. The editorial board encourages authors to explore a wide range of topical, theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives in new and exciting ways. The journal is committed to rigorous thinking and analysis; is international in scope; and offers a critical intervention about knowledge production. Scholarly reviews of current books in the field appear in every issue. And the publication is in both English and French; an abstract in both languages is provided. Michigan State University Press publishes JWAH.
The editorial board invites scholars to submit original article-length manuscripts (not exceeding 10,000 words including endnotes, 35 pages in length) accompanied by an abstract that summarizes the argument and significance of the work (not exceeding 150 words). Please see submission guidelines for detailed expectations. Review essays (not exceeding 1,000 words) should engage the interpretation, meaning, or importance of an author’s argument for a wider scholarly audience. See what we have available for review on our Book Reviews page. Please contact our Book Review editors Mark Deets email@example.com and Ndubueze Mbah firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of West African History should be submitted online at http://ojs.msupress.msu.edu/index.php/JWAH/about/submissions. In order to submit an article, you will have to create an account. The site will guide you through this process.