2017 Conference

South Asian Studies: Never More Relevant

Home to one quarter of the earth’s population and the world’s fastest growing major economy, 5,000 years of rich, extraordinary history, and yet a spawning ground of global unrest. Much of the world’s promise and many of its problems are deeply roo.ted in the landscape of South Asia. There has never been a more important time than now to focus upon and assess South Asia, its place in the world, and the dynamic multidisciplinary-cultural-historical process leading up to today.

Call for Papers

SASA Conferences are dedicated to advancing understanding of South Asia’s diverse cultures, histories, issues and opportunities. Presenters and participants come from across the US and around the globe to learn, share knowledge and experience, network with colleagues, and enjoy our traditionally relaxed and still stimulating environment. We welcome and encourage papers and presentations that address the rich tapestry that is South Asia’s past, present, and future, and from across disciplines ... history, cultural studies, political science and government, the arts, economics, philosophy, religious studies, and more.

In addition to multiple thought-provoking panels and plenary sessions, SASA Conference registration includes multiple networking opportunities, two luncheons, and our always memorable Saturday evening Awards’ Banquet. SASA 2017 already promises to be our best and most robust Conference to date.SASA Conferences are dedicated to advancing understanding of South Asia’s diverse cultures, histories, issues and opportunities. Presenters and participants come from across the US and around the globe to learn, share knowledge and experience, network with colleagues, and enjoy our traditionally relaxed and still stimulating environment. We welcome and encourage papers and presentations that address the rich tapestry that is South Asia’s past, present, and future, and from across disciplines ... history, cultural studies, political science and government, the arts, economics, philosophy, religious studies, and more.

SASA conferences always include both coffee breaks, luncheons.  2017 will continue this tradition.

The program committee particularly encourages complete panels – papers, presenters, chairperson, discussants.  Individual submissions are also welcome.

To submit a proposal,  click here to use our online submission form.

The proposal deadline is February 10, 2017.

2017 Program Committee
Vandana Asthana

Vandana Asthana
Eastern Washington University
Conference Chair

Purnima Bhatt

Purnima Bhatt
Hood College
Co-Chair

Co-Chair

Carol Davis
Franklin and Marshall College
Co-Chair

Travel

The conference venue Claremont McKenna College (CMC) is centrally located, accessible by car, train or plane.  The closest airport is Ontario International Airport which is 10 miles from the CMC campus.  The Los Angeles International airport is about 54 miles that can be reached by private shuttle.  Domestic travelers within or outside of California are encouraged to use the Ontario Airport; the conference venue is only a 15-minute drive from the airport.

Hotel accommodation

The conference hotel is Double Tree by Hilton in Claremont.  We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted price.  Please take advantage of lower rate by reserving your room in advance via this link. The price will substantially go higher after the cut-off date.

Other lodging options available though Hotels.com:

  • Super 8 Motel in Upland, CA
  • Motel 6 Claremont, CA
  • American Inn Pomona, CA
  • Stardust, 433 East Foothill Boulevard, Pomona, CA 91767 (no online booking available; Call 909-624-2896 to reserve room)

Registration

SASA makes a concerted effort to provide attendees with a positive, supportive networking environment.  To that end, General Conference registration includes all Panel & Roundtable Presentations, Keynote Addresses, Networking Opportunities, all coffee breaks, two Luncheons, and the Saturday Evening Awards Banquet.  Bottom line, after taking into account all that attendees receive, the total cost of participation in SASA 2017 is an extraordinary value.

2017 Regular, Student and Retired Registration
Saturday or Sunday only, NO Banquet
Saturday Evening Banquet Only
































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