CALL FOR PAPERS: SOUTH ASIA BY THE BAY
Graduate Student Conference at Stanford University on May 9-11, 2012
As South Asia experiences rapid and unprecedented transformation, both
scholarly and public interest in the region has grown dramatically in
recent years. A large new generation of graduate students working on
South Asia in the humanities and social sciences is in the process of
rethinking approaches to the study of South Asian culture, society,
politics, economics, law, history, literature, and the arts.
South Asia by the Bay is a brand new initiative based in the San
Francisco Bay Area. It aims to establish an annual forum where graduate
students from across disciplines and institutions in North America, who
work on South Asia, can meet to discuss their work with each other, and
with South Asia affiliated faculty from the organizing institutions
(Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of
California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz).
In addition to thematic panels, the conference will feature four keynote
lectures by senior South Asia scholars, an interactive session with
faculty on the international job market in South Asian studies, film
screenings, art exhibitions, and social events for conference
We invite papers and submissions under, but not limited to, the
Visual Culture and Public Aesthetics
Urban Life and Urban Process
Technology and Democracy
Minorities and the Quest for Political Recognition
Social Marginality and New Forms of Capitalism
Origins and Legacies: History and the Present
Religious Life and Ritual Forms
Other panel submissions on related themes and individual paper
submissions are also welcome.
SOUTH ASIA BY THE BAY will cover costs of accommodation and conference
meals for conference participants.
Students who are interested in participating in the conference should
submit a one-page (300 word) proposal and one page CV to Bernadette
White (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 9, 2012.
For panels: Feb 15, 2012 
Individual abstracts: March 9, 2012 
Final papers: April 20, 2012