CFP: South Asian Studies Panel (10/1/05; AAAS, 3/22/06-3/26/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Jain, Anupama
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Papers are solicited for a panel on South Asian Studies for the annual Association of Asian American Studies conference (AAAS). See below for the conference description, but also feel free to propose papers more broadly, as the inclusion of South Asian Americans continues to expand the AAAS.


Please email me by October 1, 2005, with:

-an abstract for your paper

-a brief cv, highlighting especially your previous paper presentations

-the best way to contact you



anupama jain


anupama jain * Assistant Professor of English * Union College * Schenectady, NY 12308


>From the conference announcement:

The theme of the 2006 AAAS conference is "Bodies, Communities, Regions." Driven in large part by the selection of Atlanta as our conference location - the first AAAS meeting to be held in the South - we seek to highlight the persistent and critical set of questions regarding identities, groupings, and boundaries that concern us in Asian American Studies. In specific, we want to turn our attention to the relationships between Asian Americans and the regulation of bodies in racial and juridical/medical contexts, the formation and expansion of our communities especially in nontraditional settings, and the emerging presence of the South as the nexus for thinking about regional and transnational alignments and alliances in our field.

 We invite panel and paper proposals, as well as workshops, roundtables, and teaching sessions that explore ways of historicizing, contextualizing, and critiquing arrangements of power that impinge on our bodies, communities, and regions.

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