ASWAD's 12th Biennial and 25th Anniversary Conference
“I’ve known rivers”: The Ecologies of Black Life and Resistance
October 29 – November 2, 2025
Marriott Grand
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Call For Papers


Our host site, Saint Louis, sits at the confluence of two iconic rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri. These continuously moving waterways have carved into the landscape, reshaping the bedrock that guides humans, plants and animals together. They can yet prove unpredictable as their banks rise and retreat as they nourish and cleanse. ASWAD’s 2025 Conference theme takes as its inspiration the river, and waterways, as an analytical framework for Black lives past and present. 

For the full Call for Papers in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German, please Click Here.

The portal to submit proposals will be available soon.