Call for Papers: Journal for the Academic Study of Religion – special issue on “Religion, Spirituality and the New African Diaspora” (Forthcoming 2021)

Abstract of up to 300 words and a brief biography by 31 July 2020

Full details available at:  https://journals.equinoxpub.com/JASR/announcement

In contrast to the African diaspora created through the slave trade, the “new” African diaspora is the product of recent and voluntary human movement (Okpewho & Nzegwu 2009), as individuals, families and communities have sought asylum, education, employment and other opportunities outside Africa. Recognizing that continuities and changes in religious and spiritual practices are a foundational aspect of diasporic experience, and that religion can be the “motor” of migration and migrant identity formation (Adogame 2007), this special issue is open to research articles on all aspects of religion, spirituality and the new African diaspora. We are particularly interested in studies from the Asia-Pacific region, but welcome articles focusing on any part of the world.