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2017 Black Canadian Studies Association Conference

Posted by GHO Admin on November 21, 2016 in Events

Dates: May 11-13, 2017
Location: Brandon University, Manitoba

The Black Canadian Studies Association, in partnership with Brandon University (Manitoba), invites submissions to its third biennial conference, 11-13 May 2017, “Blackness, Indigeneity, Colonialism, and Confederation: 21st Century Perspectives." This conference will explore the achievements, challenges, contributions, histories and futures of African Canadians at Canada's 150th anniversary.

Call for Paper Details:

The Black Canadian Studies Association is seeking individual papers, roundtables and posters, including but not limited to the following topics: 

  • Black and Indigenous slavery; 
  • anti-Black racism and anti-Indigeneity; 
  • the politics of Black and Indigenous erasure; 
  • Black Canadians and Indigenous differences and parallels with regard to the colonial state; 
  • Native, First Nation, Mètis and Black relations; 
  • Black Mètis; 
  • the image of Indigeneity in the minds of Black Canadians; 
  • the image of African Canadians in Indigenous communities; 
  • 21st-century perspectives on such issues as arrest and prison data, child custody issues, Black education, and employment; 
  • African Canadian history, Indigeneity, and the nuances of Blackness in the academy; 
  • the discourse and metalanguage of race on immigration policies, education, gender, class, and on LGBTQ2S persons and issues; 
  • sports, health, and wellbeing; 
  • food and food security for Black communities, the Black farmers movement, and a history of Black farming in Canada; 
  • law and justice; 
  • Blacks arts and artists, including museum studies and museum curators; 
  • similarities and differences between Black and Indigenous youth; 
  • mixedrace and biracial studies;
  • the Canadian #BlackLivesMatter movement and Indigenous movements; 
  • differences and similarities of the Canadian political system on Black Canadians and Indigenous peoples. 

Participants should submit a 200-word abstract proposal including your name, affiliation, and discipline.

Call extended to Feb. 15, 2017.  Email:

For more information please visit the conference website.