Cambridge University Press has launched a new book series, Afro-Latin America, edited by George Reid Andrews (University of Pittsburgh) and Alejandro de la Fuente (Harvard University).
The series aims to showcase scholarship produced by different disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, religious studies, art, law, and cultural studies. It seeks to cover the full temporal span of the African Diaspora in Latin America, from the early colonial period to the present. We embrace a capacious definition of Afro-Latin America, to include not only countries or regions in Latin America (i.e. former colonies of Spain and Portugal) where people of African descent have represented a sizable portion of the population, but also areas where Africans and their descendants have made an economic, cultural, or demographic impact despite limited numbers. Our vision for the field includes Afro-Latinos, that is, people of African and Latin American descent who live in the United States and whose personal histories and experiences are shaped by different racial taxonomies, ideologies, and understandings of race. It also includes studies that seek to capture transnational movements of peoples, ideas, and cultural practices associated with Africans and their descendants in Latin America, and those that deal with Afro-indigenous relations and interactions.
The editors welcome inquiries and manuscript proposals from prospective authors. Submissions should be sent to: George Reid Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org), Alejandro de la Fuente (email@example.com), and Deborah Gershenowitz, senior editor for history at Cambridge University Press (firstname.lastname@example.org).