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Call For Papers: Decolonizing Global Hegemonies in Africa and the African Diasporanews

The decolonization process of the mid-twentieth century was spurred on by decades of anticolonial rebellion throughout Africa and the diaspora. Yet, the nature, temporality, and consequences of decolonization remain contested. The tragic loss of human lives, the erosion of indigenous cultures, religions and languages, along with the depletion of natural resources have continued well beyond the period of decolonization. In fact, independent nations on the African continent and in the diaspora continue to contend with the hegemonic presence of former imperial powers as well as newer economic and resource-hungry global powers such as China and the United States. Read more


Job Opportunity - Assistant Professor - African and/or Afro-Caribbean Theatre and Performance news

The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in African and/or Afro-Caribbean Theatre. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Read more


Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor - Department of African Studies, Howard University 

The Department of African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek outstanding applicants with a distinguished track record in teaching, research, publication, and grantsmanship related to African Studies. The applicant’s teaching and pedagogical experience should reflect interdisciplinary approaches that harmonize knowledge of different social science and humanities fields for multidimensional teaching, research and analysis of socio-cultural, political and economic development issues in Africa. Read more


Job Opportunities - Pardee School of Global Studies, University of Boston

The Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University invites applications for the following positions.

  • Assistant Professor, Strategic & Security Studies
  • Assistant Professor of International Economic Policy
  • Professor and Assistant Professor of International Relations History

Boston University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud of our record of inclusiveness, including being the first American university to award a PhD to a woman and the institution from which Martin Luther King, Jr. received his PhD. We are also the home of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. Read more


Job Opportunity - Faculty (Open-Rank), Department of History, University of Chicago

The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applicants for an open rank tenure line faculty position in the history of sub-Saharan Africa, beginning on or after July 1, 2023. All time periods and places will be considered, but a focus on eastern Africa is particularly welcome, as is expertise on Anglophone or Lusophone Africa. There is a preference for scholars who employ African languages in their research, and who show a durable, ongoing commitment to the continent. Read more


Job Opportunity - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in History of Modern Africa (Colonial and Post-Colonial)

The Department of History and the Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) at Rice University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the field of Modern African History from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The successful candidate's research areas will focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. We particularly welcome applications from scholars whose research engages indigenous languages/cultures or crosses imperial and/or national borders. Read more


ASAA Monthly Newsletter - July Edition Out! 
Call For Hosting:  The 5th Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa (#Asaa2023)
Call for Nominations: The 2023 Dan David Prize