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The 2017 Africa Conference

17th Annual Africa Conference at The University of Texas at Austin - March 31-April 2, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Africa Conference held at The University of Texas at Austin.

This year's theme is: "Rupturing Colonial Legacies: Colonialisms and Decolonizations in Africa and the African Diaspora"

The goal of the 2017 Africa Conference is to problematize historical and contemporary colonial and neo-colonial power structures in relation to Africa and the African Diaspora, as well as to (re)imagine and map out alternative futures both within and outside of these global matrices of power and domination. Thus, we invite proposals for papers, panel presentations, roundtables, and artistic works/performances that critically engage the seen and unseen, named and unnamed global constellations of colonialism and neo-colonialism in Africa and the African Diaspora of past, present, and future.

For the past seventeen 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 31-April 2 2017!

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