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Cambridge Studies on the African Diaspora

Cambridge Studies on the African Diaspora welcomes submissions of book proposals that place the experiences of African-descended communities within contexts of transnational, transregional, and transcultural exchange. Books in the series will coalesce around the transformation of culture, politics, ideas, and social relations associated with persons moving in any number of directions to and from Africa, and will include studies of relations between African-descended communities and other ethnic and cultural communities. While continuing to acknowledge the salience of the Atlantic World, the series views the African Diaspora as far-reaching, with many spatial and temporal configurations that include the experiences of African-descended populations in the worlds of the Mediterranean and Red Seas, the Indian Ocean, and cross-regional space within Africa itself. As such, the series pursues a more thoroughgoing and capacious vision of the history and substance of the African Diaspora. Examples of rubrics especially welcome include: The Black Experience(s) in the Persian Gulf; Globally Dispersed Communities of Faith; North African-West African Relations in France/Europe; the Global Lusophone World; Ethnic/Racial Complexities in the Caribbean; and Asian-African Solidarities/Divergences in the UK. While the series will consider interdisciplinary approaches, and is inclusive of scholarship pertaining to more recent as well as earlier formations of diasporic communities, its focus is the expansion and elaboration of the Africa Diaspora as a historical process.

Please send a letter of introduction, detailed proposal, and a current CV to:

Professor Michael A. Gomez, Series Editor
New York University
Department of History
King Juan Carlos Center, Room 502 53
Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

About the series editor:

Michael A. Gomez is Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University, having served as the Director of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) from its inception in 2000 to 2007. He has also served as President of UNESCO’s International Scientific Committee for the Slave Route Project from 2009 to 2011. He is the author of numerous publications, including Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad: The Precolonial State of Bundu (Cambridge University Press, 1992), Exchanging Our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South (University of North Carolina Press, 1998), Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora (Cambridge University Press, 2005), Black Crescent: African Muslims in the Americas (Cambridge University Press, 2005), and Diasporic Africa: A Reader (New York University Press, 2006).

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