St. Clair Drake Research Symposium 2016

“Diaspora across the Disciplines”

Call for Submissions

The Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites you to submit paper, panel, performance, and visual art proposals for the 24th annual St. Clair Drake Research Symposium, to be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at UC Berkeley. Topics can include but are not limited to:

Digital Blackness & Technology

Black + Queer

Contemporary Epistemologies in the African Continent

Education, Policy & Praxis

Black Lives Matter and Social Movements

Race & Place

Cityscapes, Countryscapes

Afro-diasporic Spirituality

Sports, Labor, and Leisure

The St. Clair Drake Research Symposium, brainchild of the late Professor VèVè A. Clark, is an opportunity for graduate students, artists, and community members to present recent papers, talks, projects, and performances that engage the African diaspora across the varying methods, media, and styles encountered
and engaged in multi- and interdisciplinary Black Studies. We encourage submitting previously delivered works but are open to emerging research as well. A great success in previous years, the year-end symposium brings us into conversation with one another about our work, and offers a sense of what it is we do
individually and collectively both at UC Berkeley and other campuses across the country. If you are interested in participating, please email your proposal or questions to the following:

John Mundell: jmundell@berkeley.edu
Nicole Ramsey: nramsey@berkeley.edu

Deadline to submit: Monday, April 11, 2016

Individual paper or performance proposals should include:

1. Paper title and abstract (maximum of 300 words);
2. Your name, institutional and departmental affiliation;
3. Requests for audio/visual aids if needed; and
4. A short biographical statement.

Panel proposals (3-4 panelists) should include:

1. Panel title and abstract describing its theme (maximum of 300 words);
2. Paper title and abstract for each paper (maximum of 300 words per paper);
3. Each participant’s name, institutional and departmental affiliation;
4. Requests for audio/visual aids if needed; and
5. A short biographical statement for each participant.

St. Clair Drake Research Symposium Details:
Friday, May 6, 2015
Social Science Matrix (8th Floor of Barrows Hall), UC Berkeley