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Apply for the African Studies Review Pipeline for Emerging African Scholars Workshop today!

The African Studies Review (ASR) convenes Pipeline for Emerging African Scholars (PEAS) Workshops in collaboration with the African Studies Association to stimulate, solicit, and further develop high quality journal submissions from emerging scholars of African studies under the mentorship of senior Africanists. In collaboration with the ASA the ASR will sponsor a PEAS workshop at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel on November 14-15, 2017. Scholars who wish to submit a proposal to a PEAS are, ideally, post-doctoral researchers, newly minted PhDs with works-in-progress currently underway, and soon-to-submit PhD students. Emerging scholars will have an opportunity to work closely with senior scholars to re-work a pre-circulated draft article.

The broader goals of PEAS-Chicago are to:
1. Increase submissions from emerging scholars to top-rated journals, especially ASR;
2. Improve quality of submissions from emerging scholars;
3. Increase revise and resubmission rate from emerging scholars;
4. Improve access to ASR for emerging scholars;
5. Improve networking and collaboration opportunities among likeminded scholars; and,
6. Increase participation of emerging scholars in review process.

Eligibility & Application Criteria
1. Complete applications may be submitted in English or French no later than August 15, 2017 – incomplete applications shall not be considered;
2. All applicants shall be program participants on the draft program and registered for the 60th Annual Meeting of the ASA in Chicago, IL [see http://www.africanstudies.org/annual-meetings/registration pre-registration ends September 30, 2017];
3. PhD student applicants shall be ABD, and have completed dissertation research;
4. Early career applicants shall have completed their PhD within the past five years (since November 2012);
5. Women and minorities, as well as scholars of disciplines underrepresented in the African Studies Review are encouraged to apply.

Submission Process

Applicants for a PEAS workshop must prepare and submit the following no later than August 15, 2017:
1. A cover letter stating broad academic goals and interests, and an express commitment to adhere to the expectations of the workshop (participation in entire workshop and reading pre-circulated work), and to revise and submit the product of the workshop to the ASR for peer-review and possible publication;
2. A current curriculum vitae listing all educational qualifications, research funding received, publications, and employment history;
3. A polished draft article of between 5000-10,000 words, complete with citations;
4. One letter of recommendation addressed to the ASR Editor-in-Chief, that includes, among other things: (a) confirmation that the recommender has read the submission or recent previous work by the scholar; (b) an evaluation of the draft work; (c) confirmation that the recommender considers it well enough developed to be on the path to submission to a journal; and (d) confirmation of the academic standing and progress of the applicant as represented in the CV;
5. Evidence of good standing as a PhD student, including year in program, or, for early career applicants, a letter from chair of home department indicating rank and title;
6. For early career applicants ONLY, a copy of PhD diploma awarded.

Complete applications shall be compiled as a single PDF file and submitted by email to Kathryn Salucka This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “ASR-PEAS-Chicago” workshop in the subject line.

Space will be limited to approximately 10-12 emerging scholars, and decisions will be made with a view to diversity of background, experience, theme, discipline, and other concerns, subject to availability of suitable mentors. Applicants selected for participation will be notified by email by the ASR’s Managing Editor by AUGUST 31, 2017. The preliminary schedule is 11/14: 12.00-17.00, and 11/15: 7.30-12.30, but subject to change. An alternate list will be maintained should vacancies arise. Applicants are responsible for their own travel and ASA meeting attendance costs.

General queries may be directed to Kathryn Salucka This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Benjamin Lawrance This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “ASR-PEAS-Chicago” workshop in the subject line.

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