CALL FOR PAPERS
MESAAS Graduate Student Conference, 25-26 February 2016
Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Columbia University in the City of New York
Submission Deadline: 1 January, 2016
The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University is pleased to invite abstract submissions for the MESAAS Graduate Student Conference 2016, which will take place on 25-26 February, at Columbia University. We invite graduate students of all disciplines and stages of study related to the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa to present their latest research to a supportive, critical audience.
A core aspect of the intellectual community at MESAAS lies in its aspiration to move beyond regional and disciplinary divisions. While many of us are grounded in a specific region or discipline, we all benefit from exploring questions that are echoed in the work of colleagues who study neighboring regions and fields.
We therefore especially encourage submissions that can contribute to our collective interdisciplinary and interregional perspective. We also welcome submissions from students whose work, though grounded in a particular field, aims to examine the conceptual grounding of that field and its theoretical assumptions and methods.
This year’s themes for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Literatures and aesthetics
- Knowledge systems, classical and contemporary
- Genealogies of the political
- Religious studies
- Histories, disciplinary and subaltern
Students interested in presenting a paper should submit a 300 word abstract through the conference website:
http://mesaasgradconference.cdrs.columbia.edu[mesaasgradconference.cdrs.columbia.edu] by January 1st, 2016.
Notifications will be sent in early February.
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