The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies welcomes proposals for papers, performances, and panels for its 26th annual graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Center for Korean Studies on the Mānoa campus March 18 – 20, 2015. The conference theme is “Against the Current: Transforming Perspectives in Asia.”
The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Rhacel Parrenas, professor of sociology and gender studies and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. She is known for her work on women’s labor and migration in economic globalization. Her latest book is Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo (Stanford, 2011).
Conference organizers invite papers, performances, and panel proposals that continue, change, or contest disciplinary and regional approaches to the study of the Asia-Pacific region. Those with a background in the arts are especially encouraged to submit performance or paper proposals. Especially desired are papers that:
- Involve original research in all areas of Asia and Asian studies
- Incorporate interdisciplinary methods and frameworks
- Engage comparative studies or transnationalism
- Explore new and emerging trends in Asian Studies
- Present Asian performance practices
Applications to participate in the conference program should be submitted on line by January 10, 2015. The application form may be found here.
All accepted papers/panels will have discussants. Presenters should be prepared to submit their papers by February 16, 2015.
In addition to awards for distinguished papers, limited partial travel grants to the conference site may be available.
For more information, visit the conference Web site at http://spasconference.wordpress.com/.
Questions may be directed to the conference planning committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.