Call for Papers

The conference organizers are soliciting a 150-word abstract for papers in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Papers addressing matters regarding peoples of African ancestry in the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking Caribbean worlds are welcome. Broader questions in Latin American studies related to, but not limited exclusively to, Afro-Hispanics will also be considered. Similarly, we welcome papers and panels on language acquisition and pedagogy. For an abstract to be accepted, it must be engaging and articulate clearly the objectives of the paper to be presented. Areas of inquiry could include the following disciplines:

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art and Music
  • Economics
  • Education and Sports
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Immigration
  • Journalism
  • Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
  • Linguistics, especially Pidgin and Creole Languages
  • Literature
  • Music and Theater
  • Political Science
  • Population Studies
  • Public Health
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Sociology

Individuals who wish to present papers in fields not listed here must first contact the conference organizers. Those interested in forming panels should contact the conference organizers. Presentations at the conference will be limited to 20 minutes in each case, that is, no more than 10 pages long, if double-spaced. Please also provide your personal data (contact, academic or professional affiliation).

Participants who plan to use audio-visual equipment must indicate, along with their proposals, what kind of equipment they need. We, however, encourage participants to read directly from their hard copies. PowerPoint projections should be reserved only for more technical presentations that involve graphs, photographs, and other graphics.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals as soon as the submissions committee has had the chance to evaluate them. Please send abstracts by MARCH 15, 2023 by email to Dr. Yaw Agawu-Kakraba: Selected papers will be published in a special volume.