2017 ASAA Conference - Call for Papers and Panels

2017 ASAA Conference - Call for Papers and Panels

The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) and the Institute of African Studies (College of Humanities, University of Ghana) are co-hosting the 2017 ASAA conference on the theme African Studies and Global Politics.

The conference will provide a platform for intellectuals, academics, and practitioners—to collaborate with ASAA to engage in an important undertaking about the global African condition, the quality of life of Africans on the continent and the African Diaspora, and the effects of global socio-politics on Africa and African people around the world.

The conference will also provide opportunities to attend pre-conference workshops and view films by award-winning African film makers. Well-respected African keynote speakers are expected and the conference will climax with a banquet presenting the best of West African cuisine and live music.

You are invited to submit proposals for individual paper presentations and panels under the following sub-themes, but not limited to them:

  • African Agency in International Relations
  • Democratic Consolidation and Discourses of Development
  • Global Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and African Lives
  • Cyber security, fake news and Prospects for Indigenous African Democracies
  • The movement of African peoples and Citizenship(s)
  • Refugee Crises in War-torn Regions
  • Social Movements, Social Media and Talking Back
  • International Cooperation and the Challenges of Pandemic Diseases
  • Pan-Africanism, African Unity and the African Union
  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063
  • New Right-wing movements and Racism in Europe, America and Asia
  • Africans in the Trump Era
  • Debt, Reparations, Aid and Trade
  • Contemporary Religious Movements
  • Health, Vulnerabilities and Healing
  • The Paris Agreement, Climate Change, Droughts and the Environment
  • Humanitarianism and the White Saviour Complex
  • A Sexuality Agenda: Rights, Rhetoric and Citizenship
  • Neo-conservatism and Women’s Leadership
  • Decolonizing Intellectualism and Educational Movements.
  • Internationalising Education; Impact Factors, the “Africa Campus” and Knowledge Systems
  • Music, Dance and Film: Revivals and Appropriations
  • Institutional and Non-Institutional Approaches to Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
  • Politicising debates on Women and Gender

Individual Paper Proposals
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, and include Name, Email address and affiliation of author(s), Title of the proposed paper, Main arguments, Data and methodology and major findings if applicable.

Panel Proposals
The panel proposal should identify the sub-theme and include Panel title, Names/email addresses and institutional affiliations of the participants (no more than 5), abstracts of no more than 250 words for each participant and the name, email address and institutional affiliation of a discussant if applicable.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: July 14, 2017

Conference: October 12-14, 2017

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For further enquiries kindly send an email to info@as-aa.org or asaaconference@gmail.com