News and Announcements

Spring Graduate Writing Program Courses

Starting Week of January 28


Open to Masters and PhD students from all Rutgers graduate programs, the GWP's classes meet eight times a semester plus one-on-one conferences. Classes begin during the second week of the semester.  Our courses cover all areas of writing from argument and structure to sentence-level concerns. We support students in developing professional writing habits and meeting regular goals. We work with students on the papers, articles, or dissertations that they are writing for their programs--we do not assign additional work. Students receive extensive, individualized, and discipline-specific feedback throughout the semester.


Students may register themselves for free at  More information about the GWP's faculty and course options can be found at

Graduate Certificate Launch Event & Reception

Save the Date!

Friday, February 8, 2019

2-5 pm

RCHA - Rutgers Academic Building, West Wing - 6th Fl


Join faculty and graduate students as we launch a new interdisciplinary community at Rutgers to support Africana scholarship

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) 10th Biennial Conference

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

November 5-9, 2019


"Remembrance, Renaissance, Revolution:
The Meaning of Freedom in the African World Over Time and Space"

(Deadline Extended: March 1, 2019)


ASWAD is accepting proposals for panels and individual papers through the deadline of MARCH 1, 2019.  For the complete call for papers and submission information, please visit:

Marcus Garvey Memorial Foundation Research Fellowship

(Deadline: March 22, 2019)

This grant looks to support doctoral candidates conducting primary reearch in the Humanities and Social Sciences on topics related to African American, African, and African diaspora history/studies.  Doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply.

Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses

Please submit a 150-word abstract for the IGGAD conference by Friday, September 7, 2018. Abstracts are not limited to academic papers and may include lecture recitals or various types of media platforms. If you are using one of these alternative formats, please describe your presentation in 150 words with accompanying media.

For more information, please visit:

Open Call for Manuscripts: Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships

(Submission Deadline: September 1, 2018)


The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships is devoted to addressing the epistemological, ontological, and social construction of sexual expression and relationships of persons within the African diaspora. The journal seeks to take into account the transhistorical substrates that subsume behavioral, affective, and cognitive functioning of persons of African descent as well as those who educate or clinically serve this important population. Quantitative, qualitative, and conceptual, articles, book reviews, and letters to the editor address various cultural substrates (e.g., age, race, gender, sexual orientation/identities, ability, spirituality, etc.) that intersect or weave themselves in/out of sexual expression, romantic relationships, and/or friendships. Interdisciplinary in nature, the journal includes perspectives from a variety of fields including psychology, sociology, education, psychiatry, human development, social work, social policy, and anthropology.


For information and submission instructions click here


Download a free copy of Vol 1, Iss. 1 & browse back issues here