The Charles W. Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies invites abstracts and panel proposals for its 1st Annual International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora (IGGAD) Conference to be held at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, on March 7-9, 2019. This year’s theme—Tracing the African Diaspora: Places of Suffering, Resilience and Reinvention—examines significant social, political and cultural experiences among African American communities and various African and Caribbean nations in the past, present and envisioned future.

Discussions that contribute new knowledge and understanding in the broad areas of racial identity, feminism, transnational migration, gender studies, public health, religion, slavery, Afrofuturism, Pan-Africanism and Gullah/Geechee are encouraged. Such discourses will expand our understanding of the uniqueness of the African Diaspora and the commonalities that bind societies within this global phenomenon together.

Please submit a 150-word abstract for the IGGAD conference by Friday, September 7, 2018. Abstracts are not limited to academic papers and may include lecture recitals or various types of media platforms. If you are using one of these alternative formats, please describe your presentation in 150 words with accompanying media.

Submit proposals at and include:

  • Title of the paper and name of the author
  • Abstract (150 words)
  • Author profile (50 words)

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