Call for Papers

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December 12th, 2012

3rd Annual IU Graduate Students in African Studies Symposium

Intersections: Global Encounters on the African Continent

23 March 2013, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Whitehouse, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Lehigh University

Indiana University’s Graduate Students in African Studies (GSAS) invite papers for our annual conference that explore global encounters in Africa. The theme is intentionally broad to attract contributions from graduate students with a wide range of perspectives from across disciplines.  Research can encompass both historical and contemporary accounts.  The committee is interested in research that considers not only how the global impacts Africa, but how Africa and Africans impact the global.

Papers might consider, but are NOT limited to, the intersections between Africa and the global within the following areas:

●     business;
●     media;
●     music;
●     public policy; or
●     religion.

Proposals are welcome from graduate students in any discipline. We welcome proposals on completed papers, as well as dissertation or thesis chapters, works in progress, and preliminary research findings.  Abstracts should describe the student’s research in no more than 300 words.  They should include the title of the research the author proposes to present, university affiliation, discipline, address and phone number.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 January 2013.  Please direct all submissions and questions to  Additional information can be found on the symposium website at