African American Studies
The University of Houston
629 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3303
Center for the Study of African American Culture
The Center for the Study of African American Culture (CSAAC) is committed to interdisciplinary research revived in the multiple dimensions of African American life and culture. CSAAC contributes to the growth of research and publications by the University of Houston, bringing together scholars from across the country in moderated and academic forums. As part of its ongoing commitment to the presentation and publication of thematic ideas which contribute to the growth and expansion of knowledge and research in Africana life and culture, CSAAC has developed three research divisions in support of these initiatives.
The Black Houston History Project
An initiative committed to the research, study and preservation of the history of African American people and institutions in the city of Houston, Texas, from the nineteenth through the twentieth century.
Institute for African American Policy Research
Revived in the 2002-2003 academic year, the Institute for African American Policy Research is committed to the exploration, study and publication of research related to public policy issues affecting Africana people in the city of Houston.
Annual Africana Studies Research Symposium
Hosted annually by the Institute for African American Policy Research, the symposium explores critical issues in Africana Studies research through presentations by scholars from across the United States and with designed academic publication outcome.
April 19, 2013—(CSAAC) Symposium on Africana Theory and Method--The University of Houston’s African American Studies Program will host a research symposium on the topic of Africana Theory and Method.Africana Theory and Method is an area focusing on the interdisciplinary aspects of social science and humanistic roles and function in Africana Studies. Furthermore, the intent is to invite a cohort of scholars who have national recognition in publishing scholarly work on this specified area of research and writing. Equally important, this is a one day program where scholars will present their research projects in preparation for publication in an edited volume. The African American Studies program will incur the cost for invited scholars, including round trip airfare, meals, ground transportation, and lodging. CSAAC will request invited scholars to submit a one paragraph abstract by February 10, 2013 to the attention of: Dr. James L. Conyers, Jr., Director, Center for the Study of African American Culture and Director, African American Studies Program, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.