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28th Annual World Convention of the

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,

Columbia University, NY


Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

16-18 May 2024

Call for Proposals

Proposal deadline: 6 December 2023


Proposals must be submitted to: AND

Each applicant must also fill out a Fact Sheet online.

The ASN World Convention will be back IN PERSON at Columbia University, New York, on May 16-18, 2024.

Key Points

  • Following a highly successful return in person to Columbia University in May 2023, the ASN World Convention will be held once again on May 16-18, 2024.

  • The Convention is welcoming five different types of proposals: Individual Paper Proposal, Panel Proposal, Book Panel Proposal, Roundtable Proposal, Film Proposal. Paper and panel proposals will be based on written papers.

  • Two new permanent sections — Populism and the Far Right, Gender and Nationalism — are added. The Convention will also a have Special Focus on the Russian War in Ukraine, the War in Israel-Gaza, and Nagorno-Karabakh.

  • Registration fees will be waived for discussants, unless they are making a presentation on a different panel.

  • The Convention is in person only. No presentation will be on Zoom.

The Scope of the Convention

The ASN World Convention, which brings together 750+ scholars from 50+ countries annually, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, national identity, ethnicity, indigenous and racialized groups, political memory and migration in regional sections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and cross-regional sections in nationalism studies, populism and the far right, migration/diaspora studies, and gender.


In addition to a special focus on the Russian War in Ukraine, the War in Israel-Gaza and Nagorno-Karabakh, popular themes include  language, religion, EU integration/exit, security, energy politics, parties and elections, youth, media, and civil society.


Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, international studies, security studies, area studies, economics, geography, literature, and other fields of the humanities and social sciences.


Prospective applicants can get a sense of the large thematic scope of ASN Convention papers and presentations by looking at the 2023 Convention Program (

Applying to the Convention

To submit a proposal, fill out a Fact Sheet online, download the relevant form below and send it by attachment to and


Applying to the Convention: Five Categories

  • Accepted individual paper proposals will be included in panels created by the Program Committee.

  • A panel proposal is comprised of up to five panelists whose presentations are based on written papers, as well as a discussant.

  • A roundtable proposal includes four presentations not based on written papers and generally addresses ongoing events (such as a recent election or protest) or issues pertaining to research methods and challenges.

  • A book panel proposal is based on a monograph published in in 2023 or early 2024. Edited volumes have fewer chances of being accepted.

  • Film proposals will be considered for documentaries produced between 2022-2024.

  • A discussant proposal is for applicants who are NOT on other proposals (individual, panel, book, roundtable) but would like to volunteer as discussant on a panel created from individual proposals by the Program Committee.

Applying to the Convention: Guidelines

In a nutshell: applicants may not appear on more than two panel proposals (three if one is a book panel) and may not present more than one paper (whether as the main author or the co-author).


  • Only ONE paper proposal per applicant will be considered. If your name appears on more than one paper as either single author or co-author, you will be asked to choose which proposal you want the Program Committee to consider.

  • Finding a chair in proposals for panels, roundtables or book panels is optional. The Convention Program Committee will select the missing chairs.

Convention Outreach

Publishers and other companies wishing to advertise in the Convention program and/or in our book exhibit can contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at

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We very much look forward to receiving your proposal!
  • Dominique Arel, ASN Convention Director

  • Lisa Koryushkina, ASN Communications Director

  • Alexandra Wishart and Bertrand de Franqueville, ASN Convention Assistant Directors

  • On behalf of the ASN Convention Program Committee and Organizing Committee

(to be sent to both AND in a single
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