Call for Papers SASA

Why a SASA (South Asian Studies Association) conference? Because the conferences about Asian studies are way too broad and South Asian specialists either don’t participate or come back dissatisfied.  In case you are wondering: Classicists are also invited.


University of Utah, Salt Lake City

April 11-13, 2014

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: South Asian Studies Association conferences strive to advance our understanding of South Asia’s peoples, cultures, histories, issues and opportunities in a professional environment notable for its relaxed atmosphere and warm collegiality. Participants come from all parts of the US, Europe, and South Asia. Your attendance sends a strong signal that South Asian Studies programs need to figure prominently in university life across the globe. Your presentations further the discipline and increase cross-cultural understanding. We welcome papers from all academic disciplines and all periods of time that address the rich tapestry that is South Asia’s past, present and future. We also encourage university students interested in any facet of South Asian life or scholarship to join us at this conference.

ABOUT OUR HOST: The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. The conference will be hosted on the main campus by the Asia Center’s 70+ faculty. The University of Utah is a 15 minute drive from SLC International Airport and easily accessible by UTA bus and light rail TRAX services, as well as free campus buses to navigate the campus grounds.

ABOUT YOUR PARTICIPATION: SASA accepts paper and panel submissions online at The application deadline is February 1, 2014. For those needing a U.S. visa the application deadline is January 15, 2014.

MORE INFORMATION: Conference accommodations, access, travel links, program details, and more are at

QUESTIONS? Contact the Program Chair, Dr. Christine Everaert, at


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