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Call for Papers

Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization 


We are accepting manuscripts for our book, Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization. The book, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is informed by two premises: (1) If the history of slavery and its vestiges divided, and continue to divide, the continent and its diasporas, modern technology should be harnessed to bridge that divide; and (2) the continent's development is a boon to the development of what the African Union has dubbed Africa's "Sixth Region". The book seeks to thread together papers that give academic and intellectual impetus to tying the continent's development to that of the African diaspora. The goal is to end the inertia and inward-looking on the part of scholars and academics in both Africa and "African International" or "Global Africa," and re-engage one another in more productive ways. By harnessing the enormous resources available in our internet age and riding the crest wave of globalization, the task of re-engagement will be vastly enhanced, and the debates and discussions in this volume will facilitate this re-engagement.


Length of manuscript: The manuscripts should be typed double spaced in A4 format, using the Times New Roman font size12 and must be between 5,000 and 7,000 words. The ASA Manual Style of referencing is accepted for interested contributors.


Deadline: June 30, 2015



Dr. Charles Quist-Adade: Email: 


Dr. Wendy Royal: Email: 

Call for Papers:

Black Diaspora Review Special Issue on the Afro Descendants in Post-Embargo Cuba


Guest Editors: Tanya Saunders, Sandra Abd'Allah-Alvarez Ramírez, and Pablo Herrera.


The Black Diaspora Review (BDR) invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to the theme of Afro Descendants in Post-Embargo Cuba. We will accept contributions from a broad spectrum of disciplines including (but not limited to) history, sociology, psychology, anthropology and cultural studies. The editors invite submissions of original, previously unpublished manuscripts centered on the future of Cuban African Diaspora Studies in Post-Embargo Cuba, including the mission, areas of study, ideology, and methodologies. These aspects explore the ways in which Cuban African Diaspora Studies is interdisciplinary, includes intellectual production outside of the Cuban academy, and to consider its future in Cuba. 


Black Diaspora Review is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary research journal, published by the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington. An online, open-access publication, the journal is published semiannually. It is the only professional journal within Black Diaspora Studies to offer an overview, configuration, and critique of the discipline-both nationally and internationally.

Manuscripts should not exceed 35 pages, including references and tables. Electronic manuscripts should be composed in Microsoft Word and sent to by May 20th, 2015.


Black Diaspora Review follows the publication guidelines of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition. Articles that do not conform to APA Guidelines will be returned to the author before being released for external review.

  • Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments, preferably as Word files (.doc or .docx), be double-spaced, use a 12-point standard font (e.g., Times New Roman), and have one inch margins. Use only one space after all punctuation.
  • In addition, the article must include (1) a 150-word abstract; (2) a list of references, following the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; and (3) a short, three to four sentence biography of each author of the submission.
  • All images must be submitted in electronic files, as PDFs or JPGs. (Large electronic files may be sent through a file-sharing service, such as Dropbox or YouSendIt). It will be the responsibility of the author to secure permission to reprint copyrighted images or texts.
  • Use American spellings and punctuation except when quoting from a source that has used British style. All punctuation except colons and semicolons is placed inside quotation marks. Single quotes are used only for quotes within quotes; otherwise, double quotation marks are to be used.
  • Provide translations (your own, or the standard, if there is a printed translation available) of all material in languages other than English. The translations should be incorporated into the text.
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