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Annual Conference 2021
The University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, April 1 - Sunday, April 4, 2021

Information about the 2021 conference is coming soon!  Please check back here for information about the next Africa Conference, including a schedule of events, abstracts, presenter bios, and more!

From 2020:

Welcome to the 2020 Africa Conference held at The University of Texas at Austin. This year's theme is: "NATIONALISM."

The primary aim of the 2020 Africa conference is to reflect on the varying and varied forms of nationalism and the manner in which they have developed. Simultaneously, the conference intends to create an intellectual space for examining the politics and economics of nationalism that marginalize, exclude, disempower, and denude certain groups, while giving privilege, authority, and power to others. 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 nationalism as well as to probe the ways in which they have been challenged and reformulated within the circles of academic and policy discourses.

For the past nineteen 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 welcoming you to UT Austin from April 3-5, 2020!


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