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Goals of the Project

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  • Support the development of critical thinking and writing on topics related to the African Diaspora
  • Augment cross-generational dialogue between tenured and non-tenured professors in the fields
  • Foster a cooperative model of scholarly production
  • Increase field visibility of African Diasporic studies
  • Model the demands of scholarship for undergraduate populations
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2015 Manuscript Competition

Important Dates:

December 31, 2013 - February 15, 2014: Open call for applications to the 2015 ICI Book Competition

April 1, 2014: Candidates notified if they are invited to submit a full manuscript

April 1, 2014- May 1, 2014: Manuscript submissions. The full manuscript is due. All submissions must be exclusive to ICI.

May 2, 2014 - May 2, 2015: Round 1, manuscript evaluations

May 2, 2015 - August 31, 2015: Round 2, manuscript evaluations

Fall 2015:  Prize winners will be announced.

September 25-26, 2015: ICI Biennial Symposium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Program TBA.

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