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CALL FOR PAPERS

June 6 - 8, 2018

Globalization, Race, and the New Nationalism
Seventeenth Annual Global Studies Association of North America Conference

Sponsored by Howard University, Washington, DC

As W.E.B. DuBois noted, racism is the "Achilles heel" of American democracy. White nationalist and white supremacy ideologies and movements are old problems, but globalization is the current economic, political, and social context through which they are unfolding. This important conference will investigate the subjects of race and the new nationalism that are currently roiling our nation and the world.

For more information about Howard University, contact Rubin Patterson at rubin.patterson@howard.edu.

To submit a 100-word panel abstract, send it in the body of an email by April 15, 2018 to Jerry Harris at gharris234@comcast.net.


March 2 - 3, 2018

Alter-Globalizations: Another World is (Still) Possible
Second Annual Society of Global Scholars Conference

University of California, Santa Barbara

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
- Arundhati Roy

Dominant narratives in today’s global sociopolitical landscape reinforce a dichotomy between globalization and anti-globalization. This dichotomy ignores not only the connections between these two poles as they have emerged in the Global North but also the plethora of alternatives formulated by communities and movements at the margins. Alter-globalizations foreground myriad imaginaries from below, presenting a host of possibilities for another world:

  • The revolutionary aspirations and coalitions visible at Standing Rock and in #BlackLivesMatter
  • Alternative forms of community such as Rojava and the Zapatistas
  • Robust transnational movements such as La Via Campesina and Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra
  • Solidarity networks such as the World March of Women and Slum Dwellers International

These and many other less visible alter-globalization actors have remained defiant and resilient in an era of uncertainty, and attention to these dynamic alternatives is more important now than ever. This graduate student-organized conference hopes to serve as a forum for the sharing, discussion, and actuation of these possibilities. We welcome papers from all scholars--especially graduate students--on a wide range of perspectives, topics, and themes within alter-globalizations, including but not limited to:

  • Food, water and land sovereignty struggles in defense of Mother Earth
  • Buen Vivir and indigenous political ecologies
  • Radical democracy and horizontalism
  • Mobilizations for gender, sexual, and intersectional feminist justice
  • Battles against racism, borders, and other modes of exclusion
  • Struggles against the legacies and continuities of colonialism and imperialism

If you are interested in presenting at our conference, please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with your name, email, affiliation, and CV by November 30, 2017. Send all abstracts and any questions to sgsresearchhub@gmail.com.


Deadline: February 21, 2018

African Global Experiences
Peer-reviewed scholarly journal seeking papers for publication

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line, peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship, and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition that aims to explore the full scope of the African world. We are especially seeking to broaden our scope of diasporic African content. To this end, we are seeking submissions from all disciplinary fields of academic inquiry, including the arts, humanities and social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), as well as Africology (i.e., African Diaspora Studies, African Studies, Africana Studies, African American Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, Pan African Studies, etc.). The non-exhaustive relevant topics sought for this special edition include the main topic as well as the following subtopics.

  • Reports on international study experiences
  • The process of merging African American Studies and African Studies
  • Historically Black College and University (HBCU) international partnerships
  • Partnerships with institutions of higher learning and/or community agencies in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Asia, or the Pacific that serve African peoples

General Information:

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (A:JPAS) seeks work that: present original research methods/theory, add to a body of research, announce research findings, guide future research, explore theories, distribute new knowledge, present new ideas, invite discussion, introduce research reviews, and provide new Africology centered concepts and terminology. Hence, submitted articles should have: an introduction, literature review (annotated bibliographies accepted), a methodological construct, results, discussion, conclusions, and suggested steps for further research that can intellectually engage scholars, students and others with interest in African world community studies. In 2011 JPAS received the National Council for Black Studies Fannie Lou Hamer & Kwame Nkrumah Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership and Service in the African World.

Frequency:
A:JPAS is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December, with occasional supplemental special issues.

Indexing:
A:JPAS is indexed via Academic OneFile, EBSCO, Google Scholar, International Index to Black Periodicals, Literature Resource Center, ProQuest, Social Sciences Full Text (WilsonWeb), Thompson Gale, World History Collection, etc.

Terminology:
A:JPAS seeks to use an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation, therefore, we have decided not to use the term ‘tribe’ or slaves in reference to the African experience. We ask that all contributors acknowledge this policy before submitting content. Hence, the preferred alternative terms-concepts include ‘ethnic group’ and ‘the enslaved’. Second, in regards to the use of the word black, when it is used to indicate people of African heritage, we recommend that it be capitalized. And last, in regards to describing Africa, the now popular ‘sub-Saharan Africa’ designation is discouraged; thus, our preferred description is ‘Africa south of the Sahara desert’ or simply, ‘Africa south of the Sahara’.

Publishing Language:
The major publishing language of A:JPAS is English. However, contributions in languages other than English are acceptable when also presented in English.

Submission:
All contributions must address the guest editor of the special edition (flemmint@gvsu.edu) in a cover letter stating: your name, current public affiliation, location, e-mail address, the title of your contribution, the originality of your contribution, that your contribution is not under consideration anywhere, and that you wish to publish in Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. Thereafter, contributors must submit their contribution to the guest editor (flemmint@gvsu.edu) in MS word in a Times New Roman typeface via an attachment in an e-mail (etiquette: avoid capitalizing every word in the subject line). The entire work should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, abstract, and current standard citations and references. Within the contribution, do not include page numbers or the title of your contribution on each page; all graphics (charts, tables, photos, etc.) must fit our page measurements; only use endnotes in your contribution (not footnotes), a list of references are needed for each contribution, and in regards to style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.), use the style most relevant to your area of study.

From Submission to Being Published:
Respond to this call with “African Global Experiences” in the subject line to flemmint@gvsu.edu. The deadline for receiving papers is February 21, 2018. Notices of acceptance will be issued on March 21, 2018. Should corrections or additions need to be made to your contribution, the guest editor will inform you. The special edition will be published in July 2018.

Contact:
Tracy Flemming, Guest Editor of Special Edition
E-mail: flemmint@gvsu.edu

For additional information about Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, visit www.jpanafrican.org.



PREVIOUS GSA NORTH AMERICA CONFERENCES


LOCATION: The University of California, Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus
DATE: June 14-16, 2017
TITLE: Global Social Movements: Left and Right
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LOCATION: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas
DATE: June 9-11, 2016
TITLE: Crossing Borders: People, Capital, Culture
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LOCATION: The University of Toledo, Ohio
DATE: June 12-13, 2015
TITLE: Globalization: The Urban Crisis and Economic Democracy
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LOCATION: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
DATE: June 6-7, 2014
TITLE: End of U.S. Hegemony?
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LOCATION: Marymount College, Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA
DATE: June 7-9, 2013
TITLE: Surviving the Future: Owning the World or Sharing the Commons
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LOCATION: University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
DATE: May 4-6, 2012
TITLE: Dystopia and Global Rebellion
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LOCATION: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
DATE: May 20-22, 2011
TITLE: The Global Crisis: Through the Lens of Class, Race and Gender
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LOCATION: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
DATE: May 7 - 9, 2010
TITLE: Global Crises and Beyond
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LOCATION: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
DATE: May 8 - 10, 2009
TITLE: Globalization and the Struggle for Peace and Human Rights
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ORDER BOOK: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology Special Issue: The Global Struggle for Human Rights

LOCATION: Pace University, New York City, New York
DATE: June 6 - 8, 2008
TITLE: The Nation in the Global Era: Nationalism and Globalization in Conflict and Transition
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ORDER BOOK: The Nation in the Global Era Conference Documents

LOCATION: University of California - Irvine, California
DATE: May 17 - 20, 2007
TITLE: The Contested Terrains of Globalization
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  Conference Poster (11" x 17")
  Conference Poster (8.5" x 13")
ORDER BOOK: Contested Terrains of Globalization Conference Documents

LOCATION: DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
DATE: May 12 - 14, 2006
TITLE: Alternative Globalizations
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ORDER BOOK: Alternative Globalizations Conference Documents

LOCATION: University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Tennessee
DATE: May 13 - 15, 2005
TITLE: Crosscurrents of Global Social Justice: Class, Gender and Race
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  Conference Poster (PDF, 993 KB)

LOCATION: Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
DATE: April 23 - 25, 2004
TITLE: Globalization, Empire and Resistance
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In 2004 Brandeis University hosted the third North American GSA conference on Globalization, Empire and Resistance. It was a progressive conference embracing a variety of critical, and radical perspectives on globalization. Many leading scholars from all over the world explored the many effects of globalization-as well as alternative visions. Featured speakers included:

  • Seymour Melman - One of America?s most respected scholars on capitalism and U.S. militarism from Columbia University spoke on ?The Permanent War Economy?.


  • Leo Panitch - Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University, Toronto, co-editor of the Socialist Register, and co-author of Global Capitalism and American Empire spoke on ?Global Capitalism and American Empire?.


  • Sam Gindin - Packer visiting Chair in Social Justice at York University, Toronto, former head of research and assistant to the President, Canadian Auto Workers? Union, and co-author of Global Capitalism and American Empire spoke on ?Labor Resistance in the Era of Globalization".


  • William Tabb - Professor of economics at Queens College, New York, Monthly Review contributor and author of "The Amoral Elephant" spoke on "The Global State and Economic Institutions".


  • Jose Maria Sison - Former senior research fellow and professor at the University of the Philippines, co-founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines spoke via video satellite from Holland on ?War, Imperialism, and Resistance from Below?.


  • Leslie Sklair - From the London School of Economics, and author of "The Transnational Capitalist Class" spoke on ?Globalization, Imperialism and the International System?.


  • Edna Bonacich - Professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego, and co-author of "Behind the Label: Inequality in the Los Angeles Apparel Industry" spoke on ?Labor, Immigration and Global Production?.

LOCATION: University of California - Santa Barabara, California
DATE: May 1 - 4, 2003
TITLE: Towards a Critical Globalization Studies: Continued Debates, New Directions, and Neglected Topics
> See images from the conference.

LOCATION: Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
DATE: May 10 - 11, 2002
TITLE: Globalisation and Social Justice

In May of 2002 the very first annual conference of the North American GSA was held at Loyola University in Chicago. Jointly sponsored by the GSA and the department of sociology at Loyola University, the conference theme was ?Globalisation and Social Justice?. It proved to be a highly successful event with over fifty papers and workshops, covering a broad spectrum of themes concerning issues of global social justice. The keynote speakers were also excellent and included Leslie Sklair, one of GSA/UK?s vice presidents, who played a prominent role at the conference as a whole.

The quality of the papers was extremely high and they generated many hours of intensive and exciting discussion and argument. Academics from an impressively wide range of disciplines and research areas came from far and wide across the United States. However, there were also a number of speakers and participants who were political activists, such as current or former trade union organizers or people presently involved in various fair trade campaigns linked partly to student protests around the campuses of the US.

Despite the clearly focused sense of realism among the conference participants concerning the vast problems of social division, social exclusion and conflict that are currently only too evident in the world at the present time and the anxieties about the quality of world political ? and especially American ? leadership, an encouraging atmosphere of guarded optimism in relation to the real possibility of increasingly effective alliances and political struggles against global poverty was also quite evident.

It was gratifying to encounter quite a number of GSA members who managed to attend the Chicago conference including three from Britain, one from Canada and three from the USA. One of the key events scheduled at the conference was the inauguration of the North American chapter of the GSA. The first GSA branch or chapter to be established outside the UK. More than twenty people attended this special meeting and after some discussion the new branch was duly set-up. What was particularly encouraging was the number of postgraduate students who were prepared to become involved in helping to establish the new North American branch of the USA and, moreover, presence among these postgraduates and other participants who were people living in the USA but who had strong links with countries in Central America and South East Asia. They quite rightly insisted that right from the outset the new branch must concern itself as deeply as possible with the problems and themes of Southern peoples and countries if be a truly global association are to have any meaning.

From the Global Studies Association Newsletter, Issue 2, July 2002
Paul Kennedy, GSA Secretary

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2017: California

2016: Texas

2015: Ohio

2014: Illinois

2013: California

2012: Canada

2011: Illinois

2010: Illinois

2009: Florida

2008: New York

2007: California

2006: Illinois

2005: Tennessee

2004: Massachusetts

2003: California

2002: Illinois


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