Friday, December 20, 2013

Reminder CFP: Cornell Graduate Student Conference on SEA

Call for Papers: 2013 Cornell Southeast Asia Program Graduate Student Conference


February 28 – March 2, 2014

George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

***Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2014***

OVERVIEW: The Cornell Southeast Asia Program invites submissions for its 16th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held February 28 - March 2, 2014 at the George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Professor Tom Pepinsky from the Department of Government at Cornell will deliver the keynote address.

We welcome submissions of abstracts from graduate students who have completed original research related to any of the areas in Southeast Asia. Submissions are welcome from all fields of study and on any topic or time period. The theme for this year’s conference is “Southeast Asia in the Disciplines.” Throughout the past few decades in many segments of academia, an emphasis has been placed on the concept of interdisciplinarity within the politics of knowledge production. While recognizing the importance of interdisciplinarity in Southeast Asian Studies, we would like to step backto better understand how scholars approach the study of Southeast Asia from within their respective disciplines. We are particularly interested in papers that reflect on the ways that a presenter's particular research engages with and/or critiques knowledge production from the vantage of their particular discipline, with a focus on research methods and methodologies, theoretical frameworks, and understandings of socio-cultural, political, environmental, and economic processes. The conference seeks to showcase new projects in Southeast Asian Studies and to encourage vigorous dialogue between graduate students and faculty.

The Cornell Southeast Asia Program’s Graduate Committee will review all abstracts, select presenters, and organize panels by theme. In order to aid the process of thematic organization, we ask that you please include a few keywords summarizing your presentation along with your abstract.

Selected contributors will present their work as part of a panel, and paper abstracts will be included in the conference program. All the panels will have discussants, so presenters should be prepared to submit full papers of 5000-8000 words by February 15. All accepted papers will be rigorously reviewed for potential submission toSOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. If selected, we will work with you to further prepare the paper for submission.

A limited number of modest travel allowances may be available for those traveling longer distances. We encourage applicants to seek funding from their home institutions first. Please indicate along with your abstract whether you expect to receive travel funding from your home institution and if you would like to be considered for a travel allowance from the Cornell Southeast Asia Program Graduate Student Committee. We will be in touch in February to coordinate graduate student host lodging for confirmed presenters. In the spirit of collegiate engagement, all presenters are requested to attend the entire conference.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Please submit abstracts to the following email All abstracts should be limited to 250 words and sent in MS Word format. Do not send a .pdf. Please name your abstract using your first and last name together (for example, johnsmith.doc for John Smith’s abstract). The subject of the message should specify “Abstract” and the body should include the following information.

- Author name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and a primary email address
- Title of paper
- Paper topic or keywords
- The abstract (maximum of 250 words)
- Expectations of Funding Needs

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2014
Confirmation of Attendance Deadline: January 22, 2014
Full Papers Due: February 15, 2014

Please contact with any questions. 

Thank You,
The SEAP Grad Conference Committee

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