Call for Proposals – The State and Study of Africa



CALL FOR PROPOSALS

58th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association
The State and the Study of Africa
November 19-22, 2015
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
San Diego, CA

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: March 15, 2015
PROGRAM CHAIRS
Dismas A. Masolo, University of Louisville
Derek R. Peterson, University of Michigan

ABOUT THE MEETING
We are soliciting proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables. Presentations may focus on the theme of “The State and Study of Africa” or on broader social science, humanities, and applied themes relating to Africa. We strongly encourage the submission of formed panels. You can find more information on the theme and the guidelines for proposals at the ASA website.

The ASA is excited to announce that this year we have a new category for submissions! In addition to submitting a panel, roundtable, or paper, you may also submit a proposal for an “Author Meets Critic” roundtable. You can find more information on the ASA website.

The ASA has another new initiative that we hope will help individuals utilize the ASA network to find potential panelists. You will now be able to post a “call for panelists” on the ASA website. If you have a proposed panel abstract, you will be able to request that it is posted on the ASA website prior to the close of the CFP along with a call for potential panelists under that theme. More information can be found on the ASA website. Please note that panel organizers must still submit an organized panel proposal by March 15, 2015.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Instructions for submitting proposals can be found online on the ASA website.

PLEASE NOTE: If your proposal is accepted, the conference pre-registration fee must be paid by May 15, 2015 by ALL participants. Payment of the pre-registration fee will result in a final acceptance. Failure to pay the pre-registration fee by May 15, 2015, will result in an automatic rejection.

JOIN THE ASA OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Join the ASA or renew your membership. ASA membership can be purchased through Cambridge University Press. If you have any difficulties registering, please contact Cambridge at usmemberservices@cambridge.org.

ABOUT THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Established in 1957, the African Studies Association is the largest organization in the world devoted to enhancing the exchange of information about Africa. Our members include scholars, students, teachers, activists, development professionals, policy makers, donors and many others. We encourage interdisciplinary interactions with Africa. We provide access to pathbreaking research and key debates in African studies. We bring together people with scholarly and other interests in Africa through our annual meeting and seek to broaden professional opportunities in the field of African studies. The organization publishes two leading interdisciplinary journals on Africa, African Studies Review and History in Africa and promotes an informed understanding of Africa to the public and in educational institutions as well as to businesses, media, and other communities that have interests in Africa.

For general questions regarding the meeting and/or registration please contact members@africanstudies.org. For questions regarding the submission process, guidelines, or program theme please contact asameeting2015@gmail.com.

We welcome your participation in this exciting conference and in the ASA!

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