CfP: “Race” and the Academy since 1800

“Race” and the Academy since 1800


On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, the second Callaloo Graduate and Early Career Researcher workshop will take place at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). The colloquium precedes the annual Callaloo conference that will begin that evening and end on Saturday 26th November. The theme for the workshop is ‘“Race” and the Academy since 1800’.

We welcome papers from graduate and early career researchers in any field; topics to be covered may include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Decolonising the curriculum

– “Black Studies” beyond the US

– Rethinking the canon

– Intersectionality

– Creating new spaces

– Power structures

– Student access and welfare

– Staff recruitment

– The Academy and public life/policy


Please submit abstracts of up to 250 words to by 1st June 2016. We plan to submit a selection of essays from this workshop to Callaloo for consideration for publication, subject to peer-review.

CfP available here


Elleke Boehmer, Justine McConnell, Stephen Tuck, Imaobong Umoren

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