The journal’s mission is to promote the study of Afro-Hispanic literature and culture. We welcome essays on topics pertaining to the black experience regardless of field. The editorial board regularly features articles on literary criticism, music, religion, history, politics, anthropology, art or any other area of inquiry. At Vanderbilt University we offer one standard and one monographic issue. The monograph allows the journal to set the parameters for intellectual inquiry by making new research available in a timely manner. It also provides the opportunity to expand the journal’s mission and seek relations between Afro-Hispanics and other cultures and languages where black people reside.