CFP: US militarization of the Sahara-Sahel: Security, Space and Imperialism (4 Jan 2010)

10 December 2009

The Concerned Africa Scholars Bulletin is currently compiling papers, interventions and reviews for a special issue on the post-9/11 US securitization of the Sahara-Sahel region of West Africa.

We are seeking contributions that will elucidate and dissect the various logics and effects of the increased US military presence in the countries of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Algeria and Morocco. Contributions other countries in the region — e.g., Nigeria, Chad, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tunisia, Libya — will also be warmly welcome.

We will accept contributions from any disciplinary background, as well as non-affiliated or independent scholars, researchers and critics.

Full length paper (10,000 words, including notes and bibliography)
Intervention (up to 6,000 words)
Book or other media review (up to 3,000 words)

Please send proposals to Jacob Mundy ( by 4 January 2010. Successful proposals will be notified by the end of that week. Contributions will be due 1 February 2010.

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