21st Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA, 14-16 April 2016


AWARDS for Best Doctoral Student Papers, ASN Harriman Joseph Rothschild Book Prize
The Nationalities Papers Opening Reception
The ASN Convention, the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in regional sections on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece, as well as thematic sections on Nationalism and Migration/Diasporas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, geopolitics, area studies, economics, geography, sociolinguistics, literature, psychology, and related fields.
The Convention is also inviting paper, panel, roundtable, or special presentation proposals related to:

  • “Insurgency and the State,” on the rise of ISIS, the resumption of conflict in Turkey, civil wars, self-determination, international law;
  • “The Conflict in Ukraine,” on the events/international crisis unleashed by “Maidan,” the fall of a regime, the war in Donbas, Russia’s role, NATO;
  • “Refugees and Migrants,” the refugee crisis in Europe, the rise of the far right, labour migration (gastarbeiters), securitization of borders, migration and civil rights;
  • “Memory Politics,” on the construction and contestation of the memory of historical events in sites, symbols, discourse and research;

Popular topics have also included ethnic violence, language politics, religion and politics, EU integration, nation-building, energy politics, and post-conflict reconstruction.
Nationalities Papers, the ASN flagship journal, will present the consistently popular roundtable “How To Get Your Article Published”, which features the editors of some of the leading journals in the field. It will also sponsor the opening reception.
For several years, the ASN Convention has acknowledged excellence in graduate studies research by offering Awards for Best Doctoral Student Papers. The ASN 2015 Doctoral Student Awards were given to:

  • Aleksandra Zdeb (Political Science, Jagiellonian U, Poland) and Jelena Dureinovic (Art History, Justus Liebig U, Germany), Balkans
  • Kyle L. Marquardt  (Political Science, U of Wisconsin Madison, US), Central Europe
  • David R. Stroup (Political Science, U of Oklahoma, US), Caucasus/Eurasia/Turkey
  • Scott Weiner (Political Science, George Washington U, US), Nationalism
  • Maria Tagangaeva (Sociology, U of St. Gallen, Switzerland), Russia
  • Daria Mattingly (Slavonic Studies, U of Cambridge, UK), Ukraine
  • 2015 Best Doctoral Student Papers Awards

Doctoral student applicants whose proposals are accepted for the 2016 Convention, who will not have defended their dissertation by 1 November 2015, and whose papers are delivered by the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards. Each award comes with a certificate and a cash prize.
In 2010 the ASN Convention inaugurated an annual ASN Harriman Book Prize—the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies. At the 2015 ASN Convention, the prize was awarded to Madeleine Reeves for Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia (Cornell University Press, 2014).

Proposal Deadline Reminder: 29 October 2015

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