Saturday’s Symposium

The symposium is fast approaching! Please see the schedule for more information. The symposium is FREE and pre-registration is not required. Registration will take place at the symposium. We look forward to seeing you there!

The symposium will be at the IU School of Education at 201 N. Rose Avenue.  The School of Education is located directly behind the Jordan Avenue parking garage.  There is free parking at the Jordan Avenue parking garage all weekend beginning at 6 PM on Friday.


Symposium Schedule Posted

This year’s symposium on March 23, 2013 is fast approaching! The keynote lecture is scheduled for 2:30 PM. All symposium events will be at the IU School of Education. Check out the full schedule for more details.

2013 Call for Papers- Deadline Extension!!

3rd Annual IU Graduate Students in African Studies Symposium

Intersections: Global Encounters on the African Continent

23 March 2013, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Whitehouse, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Lehigh University

Indiana University’s Graduate Students in African Studies (GSAS) invite papers for our annual conference that explore global encounters in Africa. The theme is intentionally broad to attract contributions from graduate students with a wide range of perspectives from across disciplines.  Research can encompass both historical and contemporary accounts.  The committee is interested in research that considers not only how the global impacts Africa, but how Africa and Africans impact the global.

Papers might consider, but are NOT limited to, the intersections between Africa and the global within the following areas:

  • business;
  • media;
  • music;
  • policy; or
  • religion.

Proposals are welcome from graduate students in any discipline. We welcome presentations on completed papers, as well as dissertation or thesis chapters, works in progress, and preliminary research findings.  Abstracts should describe the student’s research in no more than 300 words.  They should include the title of the research the author proposes to present, university affiliation, discipline, address and phone number.  The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to February 15, 2013.  Please direct all submissions and questions to