On December 12 and 13, 2024, the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS) will host the conference, titled Contesting Black Citizenship from American Revolution to the Present. It will explore Black citizenship as a site of contestation throughout US history, from the revolutionary period to the present.
The conference will examine practices and institutionalized manifestations of exclusion from citizenship rights for African Americans, as well as resistance to exclusion, at both the federal and state levels. We welcome paper submissions from established and early career scholars, including PhD researchers, that deal with the conference theme from any angle.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, 15 December 2023. To submit a paper proposal, please send a short abstract (250 words max) and curriculum vitae with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted conference participants will be asked to pre-circulate their draft papers (roughly 5,000-7,000 words) by 2 December 2024.