News and Announcements

Planning Meeting for Graduate Student Workshops, 2019-20

Wednesday, May 1 2019


All graduate students working on Africana-related research and projects are invited to a meeting to help us plan for a works-in-progress series for the 2019-20 academic year.  We envision this as a chance to share short sections, articles, or other types of work for discussion and feedback from an interdisciplinary group of colleagues.  We will also discuss your ideas and recommendations for additional activities to support your studies and career development.  This is not restricted to students enrolled in the Africana Studies Graduate Certificate - it is open to all students, and we welcome those who have completed coursework and are working on their dissertations or final graduate projects.


Wednesday, May 1

11am - noon

RCHA large seminar room

Rutgers Academic Building West, 6th Floor

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"

For program and complete conference information, please visit:

Open Call for Manuscripts: Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships

(rolling submissions deadlines)


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