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December 17, 2012

Call for Papers

The Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Organization at the University of Arizona

13th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS

Invitation

The Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Organization (MENA), the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona cordially invite you to participate in the 13th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies to be held from Wednesday, April 03, 2013 to Friday, April 05, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.

Objectives

This conference aims to strengthen ties between academic disciplines, provide a platform for graduate students to present their research projects, exchange ideas, and create a network of emerging scholars spanning a variety of fields. For this reason, we encourage abstract submissions not only from students within Middle Eastern Studies programs, but also from disciplines such as Anthropology, Economics, Education, Gender & Women’s Studies, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Religious Studies, etc.

Paper Topics

Applicants are encouraged to submit pre-organized panel proposals. Proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Select papers may be published in the group’s online journal, Zaytoon. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:



Human Rights
Media & Visual Arts
Environment
Colonialism
Art & Architecture
Minorities
Diasporas
Nationalism
Peace & Security Studies
Social Movements
Pedagogy
Dance & Performative Arts


Submission Guidelines

Paper abstract submissions are due Thursday, December 13, 2012 for international students (requiring a visa) and Thursday, January 17, 2013 for others. Abstracts must be 250 words or less and submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF file. Non-standard fonts should be embedded in the PDF format. Abstracts must be anonymous aside from paper title and description and emailed to confuamena@gmail.com. In the body of this email, please include author name, school and department affiliation, phone number, and email address. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out within three weeks of the abstract submission deadline. For further information,
please visit http://menas.arizona.edu/mena-conference or submit your inquiries to confuamena@gmail.com.

Posted by ksosnows at December 17, 2012 03:41 PM

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