Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Reconsidering Caribbean Diaspora Graduate Conference Author Guidelines

Research Article:

Reconsidering Caribbean Diaspora is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of independence in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago and the bicentennial of the Aponte uprising in Cuba. The conference aims to explore the theme of diaspora through the lens of political thought, social movements and cultural expression. Conference papers should be submitted in the form of a research article for a scholarly journal, between 5,000 and 8,000 words long including footnotes, and follow the Chicago Manual of Style (15th or 16th edition).

Papers should be submitted electronically via email as a word file to the conference organizers at: harvard.reconsiderdiaspora@gmail.com by September 1st, 2012.

Conference papers will be published as a collected e-volume, and conference participants will retain full copyright of their original content and can easily request permissions to publish elsewhere should the opportunity arise.

Conference Presentation:

Conference participants will present for 15-20 minutes on a panel comprised of three graduate student presenters and one faculty moderator. Presentations should be a shortened version of the longer research paper, and should not exceed 2,500 words (approximately 7-8 pages). The text of this presentation will be pre-circulated to conference moderators who will comment on each of the papers individually and together as a panel.


Panel moderators have been tentatively arranged as follows:

  1. Legacies of Independence – Robert A. Hill, University of California, Los Angeles
  2. Roots of Independence – Adam Ewing, Johns Hopkins University
  3. When the Spirits Travel – Gina Athena Ulysse, Wesleyan University
  4. The Archive of Woman – Regine Jean-Charles, Boston College
  5. Sacred Politics and Public Space – TBD
  6. Contested Identities, Building Community – TBD
  7. Africana Political Thought – Anthony Bogues, Brown University
  8. Afro-Canadian Diaspora – Eunice Sahle, University of North Carolina