Welcome to the 2020 Africa Conference held at The
University of Texas at Austin. This year’s theme is: “NATIONALISM.”
The primary aim of the 2020 Africa conference is to reflect on the varying and
varied forms of nationalism and the manner in which they have developed.
Simultaneously, the conference intends to create an intellectual space for
examining the politics and economics of nationalism that marginalize, exclude,
disempower, and denude certain groups, while giving privilege, authority, and
power to others. Beyond the specific emphasis on Africa, the overarching focus
of the conference is to engage with different theoretical inflections that have
emerged in the existing scholarship on nationalism as well as to probe the ways
in which they have been challenged and reformulated within the circles of
academic and policy discourses.
For the past nineteen years, the Africa Conference has encouraged an
interdisciplinary dialogue about the African continent for scholars from around
the world, and we look forward to hosting a diverse group of scholars once
review the Call for Papers link
for further information.
We look forward to welcoming you to UT Austin
from April 3-5, 2020!