African Studies Review Pipeline for Emerging African Studies Scholars Workshops

The African Studies Review (ASR) convenes Pipeline for Emerging African Studies Scholars (PEASS) Workshops in collaboration with the African Studies Association (USA) to stimulate, solicit, and further develop high quality journal submissions from emerging scholars of African studies under the mentorship of established African studies scholars of various ranks. Scholars who wish to submit a proposal to a PEASS are, ideally, post-doctoral researchers, newly minted PhDs with works-in-progress currently underway, and soon-to-submit PhD students. Emerging scholars will have an opportunity to work closely with scholars to re-work a pre-circulated draft article.

The broader goals of PEASS Workshops are to:

Increase submissions from emerging scholars to top-rated journals, especially ASR;

Improve quality of submissions from emerging scholars;

Improve access to ASR for emerging scholars;

Improve networking and collaboration opportunities among likeminded scholars; and

Increase participation of emerging scholars in review process.

African Studies Review aims to hold two workshops each year, one on the continent and one immediately preceding the ASA Annual Meeting in the US. 


In 2019, African Studies Review will hold the following workshops:

October 23, 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

November 20, 2019, Boston, Massachusetts


In 2018, African Studies Review held the following workshops:

May 28, 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa

November 28, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia