Annual Africa Conference

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Each year the department hosts academics, independent scholars, policymakers, and graduate students in an international conference on various themes on African and Diasporan African history and related subjects. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit abstracts relevant to the theme of the current conference.

Dr. Adebayo Oyebade
Professor of History

Dr. Gashawbeza Bekele
Assistant Professor of Geography

Conference Venue
Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus
330 Tenth Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Current Conference
"Demographic, Economic, and Security Challenges in Africa"
April 5-6, 2018
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Previous Conferences
1. "U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa in the 21st Century"
April 13, 2012
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2. "The New African Diaspora in the United States: Immigration, Transnational Identities, and Immigration"
September 13, 2013
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3. "Human and Civil Rights in Africa and the African Diaspora"
April 9-10, 2015
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4. "Africa in the 21st Century: The Promise of Development and Democratization"
March 31-April 1, 2016
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5. Transformations in Africana Studies: Epistemology, Theory Building, and Methodology"
April 6-7, 2017
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