Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Beyond Visibility: Rethinking the African Diaspora in Latin America

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Beyond Visibility: Rethinking the African Diaspora in Latin America

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University of California, Berkeley

March 1-2, 2007

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 3, 2006

In recent years there has been an explosion in scholarship that goes beyond recognizing the presence of Afro-Latin Americans and towards interrogating this topic more deeply. Through this inaugural conference, the organizers intend to build on this momentum- advancing inter-disciplinary scholarship on the African Diaspora in Latin America by moving towards research that critically engages theoretical and methodological challenges. Hosted by the Afro-Latino Working Group at the University of California, Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies, the conference aim to create a forum for graduate students to dialogue with established scholars whose work explores the African Diaspora in Latin America, and foster new dialogues about race, ethnicity, culture, society, economy, politics and nation in academe.

The conference will feature graduate student panels as well as a faculty keynote and roundtable discussion from preeminent scholars. Abstract submissions from current graduate students are welcomed on a diverse array of topics and disciplinary orientations, theoretical and empirical in content. Hence, 500 word abstracts should be submitted to the organizing committee via email as word documents or PDF files. Please submit abstracts by November 3, 2006. Submissions should include the abstract, current contact information, presentation title and current C. …

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