Africana studies seeking papers for April symposium

The Department of Africana Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will hold its 12th annual Africana Studies Symposium in April 2014. It will examine the “widening gaps of national and global inequality through the lens of moral economy.”

The symposium is open to scholars in different social science and humanistic fields, and organizers have issued a call for papers on topics that include but are not limited to moral economy of equity, labor relations and unionism, fair trade, corporate citizenship, poverty alleviation, moral economy of public education, philanthropy, land grab and displacement and shrinking public investment in social programs.

Prospective participants should email 250-word abstracts and two-page vitae to, with a short biography (in one file) by Sunday, Dec. 15. Individuals whose abstracts are accepted will be contacted by Dec. 20 and asked to submit a draft of their paper by March 15, 2014. Email questions to Akin Ogundiran, chair of Africana studies, at