These two workshops are collaborations with the Lagos Studies Association, the West Indian Literature Conference, and the Journal of African Cultural Studies (JACS). Each workshop provides training and guidance on writing high-quality academic articles, targeting early career researchers and PhD students based in West Africa and the Caribbean. Participants will work in small groups with an assigned mentor, receiving detailed peer and expert feedback on draft essays. Sessions will focus on the steps involved in peer-review publication: planning, outlining and organising research and writing; composing effective abstracts, introductions and conclusions; grant writing; communicating with journal editors; the revision process; conference paper to journal article; thesis chapter to journal article. The workshop will be followed by a four-month mentorship to revise manuscripts to submission, including for a special issue of JACS.
Workshop team: Dr Connor Ryan, University of Bristol; Dr Añulika Agina, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria; Dr Rachel Moseley-Wood, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.