CFP: Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies

Ufahamu Call for Papers: “The African University.” (Due June 1st, 2016).

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is calling for submissions for Volume 40, Issue 2, which will be released in the Winter of 2017.  The themes for this particular issue would be, but not limited to, the state of the African university, what is an African university, the nature of finances and strikes in the African university, the role of the African university in the 21st century or its previous centuries, the role of the government in relation to the university, the marginalization of the African in the African university, the role of ethnicity, gender, and race in securing promotions (or demotions) within the African university, the role of religion in the African university, the African student and teacher within the African university, the role of Africans outside the continent in the development of knowledge and their “duties” to the development of the African university, the role of sanctions on the African university, and everything else that might be applicable to this topic.   All submissions should be sent toufahamu@gmail.com by June 1st, 2016 with the subject title: “The African University.”   Submissions may come in all forms: poetry, transcripts, opinion pieces, essays, interviews etc.

Ufahamu Call for Papers: “Women and Africa” (Due June 1st, 2016).

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is calling for submissions for a special edition, “Women and Africa,” Volume 40, Issue 4, which will be released in the Spring/Summer of 2017.  Ufahamu hopes to foster a critical and rigorous discussion around the historic, present, and future roles women have played in Africa.   Some possible submission topics include, but are not limited to women’s bodies, sexuality, health, reproduction, women activists and politics, political representation, women and education, feminist theory, gender roles, women and religion, women within sports, African women knowledge production, women and economic development, women’s organizations, girls, and women and technology.  We are excited about this special issue and we hope that you are too.   All submissions should be sent to ufahamu@gmail.com byJune 1st, 2016 with the subject title: “Women and Africa.”  Submissions may come in all forms: poetry, transcripts, opinion pieces, essays, interviews etc.

Ufahamu Call for Papers: “Islam and Africa” (Due June 1st, 2016).

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is calling for submissions for Volume 40, Issue 3, which will be released in the Spring of 2017.  The theme for this particular issue is Islam and Africa.   Islam has had a complicated history on the African continent.  It was instrumental in providing literacy to many Africans and being the foundation of the building of caliphates and empires upon the African continent.  But, what is the state of Islam today in Africa? How does the history of Islam and its present day adaptations fit into African society? What role does Islam play in creating “modernity” upon the African content? What spaces does Islam occupy within communities, the nation-state, and the continent?  How does Islam create communities of belonging and othering? How are African governments and societies interacting with Islam? How does Islam interact with “traditional” African religions and Christianity?  These are some potential questions or topics, but they are not all that might be submitted.  All submissions should be sent toufahamu@gmail.com by June 1st, 2016 with the subject title: “Islam and Africa.”   Submissions may come in all forms: poetry, transcripts, opinion pieces, essays, interviews etc.   No polemics shall be accepted.

Ufahamu Call for Artistic Works/Reviews on Africa and African Diasporas

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is seeking artistic works related to Africa or African diasporas from all genres. We are interested in publishing works of visual art (drawings, paintings, photographs, images of non-2D forms like sculpture, etc.) in our online Journal format. We are also interested in publishing written creative expressions, such as poetry, short stories, other fiction or new experimental genres. This is an open call for any and all artistic representations related in any way to Africa or its diasporas or themes pertinent to African studies. If your work does not fit into one of the above mentioned genres, this is not a problem, please feel more than free to contact us for more information as to how your work can contribute to the Journal. You may contact or submit to: ufahamu@gmail.com and let25@ucla.edu

Ufahamu General Call for Papers/Reviews on Africa and African Diasporas

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies publishes at least two issues per year.  With this, we continuously accept submissions.  Although we may occasionally publish special, thematic issues, most issues treat a broad range of topics.  So, please, feel free to submit all of your African-related work to the Journal and we shall give it the proper attention and care.   We encourage you to submit scholarly articles, book reviews, fiction, poetry, commentaries, political and economic analyses and review articles.  All submissions should be sent to ufahamu@gmail.com with the subject title: “General Submission Call.”  While electronic submissions are always preferred, you may send hard copies to the mailing address above. If you have any further questions, you may contact the editors at oseiopare@ucla.edu and jeremyperetz@gmail.com or access our website at http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/ufahamu/.

Thank you very much and we are very excited to receive your submission(s)!

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
10244 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310
U.S.A.
ufahamu@gmail.com

For more information about Ufahamu, visit: http://international.ucla.edu/africa/ufahamu/

Access the latest edition here: http://escholarship.org/uc/international_asc_ufahamu

UCLA African Studies Center | 10244 Bunche Hall | Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310 | Telephone: 310-825-3686
Website: http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa | email: africa@international.ucla.edu
Contact Info:
Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
10244 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310
U.S.A.
ufahamu@gmail.com
Contact Email:
jrlevi@ucla.edu

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