Call for Papers

CFP: South Asian Studies  Reimagined

Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

Friday March 23 — Sunday March 25, 2018




                                                                       12th Anniversary Conference          S A S A   2 0 1 8     


                                                                                                CALL FOR PAPERS               

South Asia, home to one quarter of the earth’s population, is of extraordinary global importance. Its impact and its output touch virtually all countries on earth. Its influence in the world cuts across all sectors of human experience. Presenters and panels at SASA 2018 will address and share knowledge and insights about South Asia’s rich and unrivaled past, its bold and remarkable present, and its soaring prospects for the future. Cultural and social sidebar events during SASA 2018 will include film screenings, live performances, exhibits, meals featuring cuisine from the region, Exemplar Award presentations, multiple networking opportunities, and more.    

Now in its second decade, the South Asian Studies Association has long advanced and presented research in the history, humanities, and social sciences of South Asia. SASA has now expanded this mission, as well as the scope of its Annual Conferences. SASA 2018 will address and celebrate South Asia’s place in the world by shining spotlights on its past, present, and future. Leading scholars and academecians will again gather and present papers and talks within traditional SASA South Asia Academic Tracks. SASA 2018, however, will also present major Wider-Focus South Asia Plenary Sessions which feature leaders from within South Asia-centered business and trade, government, NGOs and nonprofits, and media & entertainment. These individuals, and all attendees, will both enrich and be enriched by shared interactions during SASA 2018. We’re confident that this blending of expanded disciplines and diversified expertise will make SASA 2018 the most vital and robust annual conference in our history. Together we will also set the bar and the template for future South Asian Studies Association Conferences.

                                    We invite you to roll up your sleeves, get involved, and help shape and deliver an unforgettable SASA                                                                                                              2018 Conference

                                                                                             Call for Papers and Presenters

SASA invites and encourages papers and presentations that address the rich tapestry that is South Asia’s past, present, and future. For consideration Proposals should be submitted to SASA 2018 Academic Program Executive Chairperson, Vandana Asthana, at Proposals should align with one theme, or at most two themes, within the Academic Tracks listed following. The panel time allocated for each paper will be 15 minutes plus five minutes for Q&A. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 24, 2018. Early submissions are greatly encouraged. For questions or recommendations, please email SASA 2018 Academic Program Executive Chairperson, Vandana Asthana, at