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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

2018 Events

Important Dates:

October 2017 - January 15, 2018: Open call for submissions to the 2018 ICI Book Competition. All submissions must be exclusive to ICI.


Spring 2018: Manuscript evaluations


Fall 2018:  Prize winners will be announced.


October 4-7, 2018: ICI Biennial Symposium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.