deadline for submissions: 
November 20, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Texas
contact email: 

 The 64th annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference will be held February 12th through 13th at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. This year’s conference is delayed until the spring because of COVID-19. The following is a list of suggested areas of scholarship you may consider when exploring our conference theme:

  •   African American/Black Studies
  •   Agricultural & Rural Studies
  •   Art (visual/performing) and Music
  •   Asian American Studies
  •   Communication Studies
  •   Creative Writing
  •   Environmental Studies
  •   Fashion Design
  •   Film Studies
  •   Folk Lore Studies
  •   Gender Studies
  •   Health & Wellness
  •   Hispanic Studies
  •   Historical and/or Political Perspectives
  •   Journalism
  •   Language & Literature
  •   Native American Studies
  •   Popular Culture
  •   Sociology
  •   Technology
  •   War

ASAT encourages the submission of academic and creative proposals for panels, papers, and visual presentations that reflect a contemplative inquiry of the conference theme from an interdisciplinary perspective. Presenters should be professionals in their field, though graduate and undergraduate students are also encouraged to submit proposals endorsed by a faculty mentor.

Blind abstracts should be limited to 250 words and include a separate cover sheet with a working title, your full name, school affiliation (if applicable), and contact info.  Your name and/or affiliation should not appear on your abstract. The deadline for submissions is November 12, 2020.

Please email proposals with ASAT 2020 Submission in the subject line, to: john.schulze@msutexas.edu.

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will allow presenters to determine their presentation mode (face-to-face or virtual). Physical space on campus has been reserved, so presenters and attendees may choose to participate in a traditional way, though this will require them to act in accordance with regulations set forth by local, state, and federal health officials (e.g. masks, social distancing). Additionally, we will have the capability to stream presentations synchronously and/or asynchronously. This will allow presenters and attendees to enjoy the conference remotely, if they choose to do so.

To help mitigate financial difficulties in attending the conference, we are offering travel grants for students (up to $100) and junior faculty—instructors, lecturers, and assistant professors (up to $200). Please email grant application materials, which include your travel budget, abstract, and acceptance email, to: asattravelgrant@gmail.com.