The 2017 Africa Conference

19th Annual Africa Conference at The University of Texas at Austin - March 29 - 31, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Africa Conference held at The University of Texas at Austin. This year's theme is: "IDENTITIES."

The 2019 Africa Conference will critically examine the highly intricate and contested processes of identity formation and its significance for African societies. Furthermore, the conference will engage with discussions on identities that are intimately linked to notions of African diaspora across the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. The primary aim of the conference is to reflect on the varying and varied forms of social practices and processes through which identities are constructed, contested, negotiated, and reconfigured in relation to one another. Simultaneously, the conference intends to create an intellectual space for examining the politics of identity that systematically marginalizes, excludes, disempowers, and denudes certain social groups. Beyond the specific emphasis on Africa, the overarching focus of the conference is to engage with different theoretical inflections that have emerged in the existing scholarship on imbricated identities as well as to probe into the ways in which they have been challenged and reformulated within the academia.

For the past eighteen years, the Africa Conference has encouraged an interdisciplinary dialogue about the African continent for scholars from around the world, and we look forward to hosting a diverse group of scholars once more.

Please review the Call for Papers link for further information.

We look forward to seeing you from March 29 - 31, 2019!