21st Annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference and Luncheon

“Emerging Perspectives in Africana Studies” encompasses a wide range of topics spanning time and place, from current and historic political events, to artistic and cultural developments, and environmental change. We welcome papers on broad issues affecting Africana people in a global context, including but not limited to: language, religion, gender, culture; ethnicity; the arts/media; politics, leadership, economics, commerce; education; social justice; law; medicine & public health practices; war & terrorism; peace, conflict resolution, & security; youth, crime, & vigilante justice; changing values & norms; environment, development; rural-urban changes; immigration/migration; slavery; Post-Colonial issues; the civil war; political-economic empowerment & leadership; national reconciliation; property rights; census; etc.

Please contact Dr. Rebecca L. Skinner Green or Tracy Susko with any questions.

2019 Conference Flyer

To view presentations from past conferences, visit the conference homepage.


View the 2019 Call for Papers

Proposal Deadline Extended: December 14, 2018

If you don't have an account, you'll be prompted to create one before you can submit your proposal. If you're affiliated with BGSU, you can log in with your BGSU username and password.


Final papers from presenters are due one week prior to the conference. View our guide for instructions on how to upload your paper.

Browse the contents of 21st Annual Africana Studies Student Research Conference and Luncheon:

Panel 1: Intersections of Race
Panel 2: Education
Panel 3: Art
Panel 4: Writers Addressing Race
Keynote Luncheon and Address
Panel 5: History and Politics
Panel 6: International Communication: Technology, Health, & Race
Posters and Conference Program