Alabama State University has announced that the International Journal of Africana Studies will now be housed at the university. The journal, a publication of the National Council for Black Studies, seeks “essays presenting original scholarship that systematically examines aspects of the past and present experiences, characteristics, achievements, issues, and concerns of people of African descent worldwide.”
Bertis English, a professor of history at Alabama State, is the editor of the journal. Sharron Herron-Williams, a professor of political science, is the assistant editor.
Derryn E. Moten, chair of the department of history and political science at Alabama State, stated that “this coveted journal that is now headquartered at Alabama State University is a particularly bright feather in our cap. Having this journal at ASU hearkens back to those days when HBCUs were the creators and custodians of such journals. This journal and others like it, such as the Journal of Negro Education and the Black Scholar, represent an important locus for scholars and scholarship of the African experience and its people’s diaspora.”