Black Canadian Studies Association

Association #309
Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA)
Conference dates: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Tuesday, June 2, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add BCSA #309 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
Amid a shifting climate, Black scholarship in Canada has proliferated over the past two decades; a scholarship that is rich, diverse, diasporic, and transnational. The 2020 conference of the BCSA invites participants from across the country to convene at Western University in London ON, to share our vast range of Black Studies scholarship, and imagine the dynamic futures and new possibilities of our transdisciplinary field. At the same time, the 2020 conference will be an opportunity to celebrate the headway made by the BCSA in its first decade of existence, and to collaboratively shape its directions for its next decade. This year’s conference will consider the futures of Black Studies in Canada, and the following questions: 1. How does scholarship focused on Black life in Canada fundamentally alter the disciplinary approach to these areas, and what unique insights does it bring? 2. What contributions can a scholarly association around Black Studies in Canada (such as the BCSA) contribute to advancing the interests of Black life?
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 17, 2020
President's Reception: 
June 1, 2020
Program Chairs: 

Claudine Bonner, Acadia University

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Erica Lawson, Western University


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.