Call for Papers New York African Studies Association 2015 Annual Conference

Chinua-Achebe-With Ali-Mazrui-at-Achebe-Colloquium-On-Africa
40th ANNUAL MEETING of the

3-4 April 2015
DEADLINE: 01 December 2014

A special three-college conference in the capital of New York State will mark the 40th conference of the New York African Studies Association. On 3-4 April 2015 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Union College in Schenectady, and Albany Law School will host “Africa, Its Diaspora, and Laws.” For this conference, “laws” will be defined in the broadest sense that includes in addition to the usual definitions of statutory, common, indigenous, religious, and constitutional law, laws of science, “social Darwinism,” economic laws (Adam Smith, neoliberalism, trade laws, etc.), literary canon law, biological “laws” of health, the court of public opinion and “social laws.” NYASA 2015 welcomes proposals for presentations, panels, posters, and roundtables that address topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, nationalism, health, religion, spirituality, politics, arts, economics, science, performance, and other pertinent topics.

NYASA, founded in 1967 as the SUNY African Studies Faculty Association, is a nonprofit membership association, incorporated as NYASA in 1975, dedicated to advancing the discipline of Africana Studies. NYASA is open to all with an interest in Africa and the Diaspora. As a regional organization, the New York African Studies Association promotes the visibility and advancement of the discipline in New York State and surrounding areas, offers opportunities for scholarly and professional development of educators, and provides enhanced education for community members, leaders, and activists. Other topics for papers will be considered, as will proposals to organize panels and to promote student participation. By 1 December 2014 please send abstracts of not more than 150 words to the Local Organizing Committee at
NYASA 2015 Organizing Committee
c/o Kevin Hickey
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
106 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208

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