African-American Culture

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Call for Proposals:  Sessions, Panels, Papers


Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

2020 Joint National Conference

June 2-5, 2021​



For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http:/www.pcaaca.org



We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1-½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. 

We encourage the submission of topics on African American and African-derived performance and culture – especially those submissions examining current events that inform and shape our communities today.

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:


E. Gaynell Sherrod, Ed.D., Associate Professor

Department of Dance and Choreography

Virginia Commonwealth University

1315 Floyd Avenue

P.O. Box 843007

Richmond, Virginia 23284-3007

(804) 828-1711



To submit your panel or presentation, go to pcaaca.org and follow the instructions for creating an account and making your submission. All submissions must be made through the conference submission site. For individual papers, please submit a title and 100-word abstract.  For themed paper sessions, presenters must enter her/his/their own presentation and the chair (who organized the theme/group) should contact Gaynell Sherrod to assemble them into a panel. 





2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
11-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available

June 2-5, 2021 

Virtual Conference


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.












Area chairs

Elgie Sherrod