Call for Papers

Graduate students are asked to submit original work that falls under one of the following categories:

  • Anthropology, Culture, Sociology and Geography (Ian Baird)
  • History and Pre-Modern Legacies, (Vicente Rafael)
  • Politics and the State (Dan Slater)
  • Environmental Sustainability and Local Resources (Anna Tsing)


Please submit abstracts (500 words or less) to Kate Wright at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies: The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, October 28, 2011.

If accepted, graduate students will receive a modest travel subvention and meals during the conference. There are a number of hotels in the Ann Arbor area, and students can arrange to stay for free at the homes of local graduate students.  Notification of acceptance will be on or before Friday, November 4, 2011, and we request that participants confirm their attendance by Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Papers will be due to the organizers by Monday, November 28, 2011.