Latest Issue of Africana Religions Available for Free to ASWAD members

By Webmaster on Monday, August, 10th, 2020 in Announcements. No Comments

As a friendly reminder, one of the benefits of your ASWAD membership is a complementary subscription to the Journal of Africana Religions, which embodies ASWAD’s commitment to understanding African and African diaspora people in translocal perspective. The latest issue is now out, and includes discussion of Vodun as a trans-Atlantic religious complex focusing on the spiritual power of […]


Call for Participants: COVID-19 Stories

By Webmaster on Monday, August, 10th, 2020 in Announcements. No Comments

The C19 Insider Scoop (www.c19insider.com) project aims to increase knowledge of COVID-19 by learning from the experiences of persons who have recovered from the virus. If you know someone who has recovered from COVID-19, consider encouraging them to participate and share their story. Participation includes completion of a one-time survey and all data collection is […]


Mark your calendars! ASWAD Instagram Live Book series is starting in August 2020!

By Webmaster on Monday, August, 10th, 2020 in Announcements. No Comments

Our first event is on August 18, 2020 AT NOON. Follow @aswadiaspora on INSTAGRAM and join us for this live discuss about the new book Comrade Sister: Caribbean Feminist Revisions of the Grenada Revolution by Dr. Laurie Lambert (Assistant Professor, Fordham University) who will be in conversation with Dr. Natanya Duncan (Associate Research Professor of […]


Call for Papers – Special Issue, Spring 2021: “Resisting White Supremacy in the African Diaspora: Moving Towards Liberation and Decolonization” – Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities

By Webmaster on Monday, July, 13th, 2020 in Announcements. No Comments

The months of May and June, 2020, saw unprecedented global protests against anti-Black racism and calls for a more equitable and just society that recognizes the humanity and lives of people of African descent. While these protests initially originated across the United States, protesters around the world quickly galvanized in support of these issues organizing […]


Dispatches from the United States

By Webmaster on Tuesday, June, 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, Featured. No Comments

The novel coronavirus has killed over 100,000 people in the United States, combining with the older, more lethal and more permanent virus of white supremacy to ensure that black, Latinx and Native Americans disproportionately die from COVID-19. On May 25, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, four police officers murdered George Floyd, a forty-six year-old black man. In full view […]


Statement by the African Studies Association of Africa on the Brutal Killing of Mr. George Floyd in the United States of America and its Aftermath

By Webmaster on Tuesday, June, 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, Featured. No Comments

The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) is a membership-organization of scholars, practitioners and activists of the African continent and her Diaspora. www.as-aa.org We are an association strongly committed to upholding the sanctity and dignity of life, particularly of Black people on the African continent, the African Diaspora and African people globally. We are united by […]


Call for Papers – Political Parties in Africa – Conference Series Internal Changes and Foreign Policy of African Countries

By Webmaster on Monday, May, 11th, 2020 in Announcements. No Comments

22-23th October 2020 (Thursday and Friday) – Porto   Organization: CEAUP – Porto Institute for African Studies – Moscow University of South Africa – Pretoria   SEE THE LIST OF ACCEPTED PANELS   In Africa, the political party (as well as the Trade Union) has been one of the most successful acculturations in order to […]


In Solidarity, A Message from ASWAD

By Webmaster on Friday, April, 24th, 2020 in Announcements, News. No Comments

Dear ASWAD Family, As COVID-19 continues to ravage the world, we hope and pray that you, your family and all loved ones are safe and healthy during these increasingly perilous times. We know too well that all over the world, ongoing racial and economic inequalities explain why COVID-19 kills people of color in highly disproportionate […]


Call for Submissions: Feminist Africa 2021

By Webmaster on Monday, April, 20th, 2020 in Announcements. No Comments

Gender and Sexuality in African Futurism Volume 3, Issue 1 Deadline for Submissions: 1st September 2020 All submissions and enquiries should be emailed to: info@feministafrica.net Guest Editor: Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoué   How does the African Futurist genre (re)imagine gender norms, sexual identities, and issues of feminism on the continent? This special issue will explore questions of […]


Thabiti Willis Receives Prestigious Mellon New Directions Fellowship to Unearth New Understanding of the Histories of Bahrain Communities in the Gulf Region

By Webmaster on Wednesday, April, 15th, 2020 in Announcements, News. No Comments

Thabiti Willis, Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies, has been awarded the prestigious New Directions Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Fellowship will support Willis’ three-year research project, “Slaves and Singers: Race, Work and Heritage in a Gulf Country.” The substantial fellowship, in the amount of $300,000, will enable Willis to […]