Call for Papers

The Asian Caribbean in the Caribbean Diaspora

Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2023
Notification of selection: January 15th, 2023
Full Chapters Due: May 30th, 2024

Aleah N. Ranjitsingh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Africana Studies Department and Caribbean
Studies Program, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)


To be submitted to Lexington Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, this edited collection The Asian Caribbean in the Caribbean Diaspora focuses on the historical and contemporary issues faced by Caribbean immigrants of Asian descent in the Caribbean diaspora, particularly, but not exclusively in the global north. Chapters will center and include Indo-Caribbean, Chinese-Caribbean, Javanese-Caribbean, Japanese-Caribbean, and other Asian-Caribbean immigrant groups and communities in diasporic spaces. It is of course foregrounded by the legacies of indentureship, contract labor, and later migrations to the greater Caribbean region, such as the migration of Japanese migrants to the Dominican Republic in the 1950s, to now interrogate the movement of such beyond Caribbean borders. It seeks to expand our notion of the Caribbean diaspora which is often cast in very specific ways, so as to account for the Asian as part of the Caribbean diaspora. It seeks to be both descriptive, while also countering a limited discourse on the Caribbean diaspora.

Your book chapter could contribute to one or more of the following topics as it relates to Asian-Caribbean immigrant groups and communities in the Caribbean diaspora:

  • Identity formation – race, ethnicity and racialization/racial group consciousness
  • Experiences and understandings of anti-Blackness and Blackness
  • Experiences of racism, discrimination, anti-Asian hate
  • Mixedness, and mixed-race identities
  • The politics of transnational identity and transnational attachments
  • Religion, religious practice, religious spaces and material culture
  • Cultural production
  • Language and assimilation
  • Notion of homeland
  • Political behavior/practices
  • Differences between the first and second generation, widely speaking
  • Caribbeanization of diasporic spaces
  • Visibility, census, data disaggregation, cultural alienation
  • Oral histories and ethnographies
  • Literature and literary intersections

Interested contributors are hereby invited to submit their chapter proposals of between 250 and 300 words, and a brief bio of 250 words on, or before December 15, 2023 to the editor, Aleah N. Ranjitsingh:

A detailed publication schedule will be provided after negotiations with the publishers

Contact Information
Aleah N. Ranjitsingh, Ph.D. –