2025 Conference Call For Papers Now Available
Tuesday, May 07, 2024 10:00 PM


 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.

Individuals may participate in up to two different ways (e.g, as a panelist and chair, a panelist and discussant, etc.).

Membership fees will not be refunded for individuals whose paper or panel submissions are not accepted for presentation at the 2025 conference.

Notifications of paper and panel acceptances will be sent on or before January 30, 2025.

To submit proposals Click Here.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]