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27th Annual World Convention of the

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,

Columbia University, NY


Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

18-20 May 2023

Call for Proposals

Proposal deadline: 8 December 2022


Proposals must be submitted to: and

The ASN World Convention will be back IN PERSON at Columbia University, New York, on May 18-20, 2023.
  • Following two highly successful Zoom Conventions in 2021 and 2022, the ASN World Convention is returning to Columbia University for a three-day in-person event to be held right after the graduation (Commencement) ceremonies on campus.

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

  • Finding a chair on a panel proposal is optional. The Convention Program Committee will select the missing chairs. Registration fees will be waived for discussants, unless they are making a presentation on a different panel.

  • Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal between January 15-30, 2023.

The Convention



  • Balkans

  • Belarus

  • Caucasus

  • Central Europe

  • Eurasia (Central Asia and China)

  • Russia

  • Turkey and Greece

  • Ukraine


  • The War in Ukraine

  • Populism, Radicalism, Far Right

  • Indigenous and Racialized Groups

  • Political Memory


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, conflict and migration in regional sections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, and cross-regional sections in nationalism studies and migration/diaspora studies.


In addition to the thematic sections on populism/radicalism, memory, violence, indigenous and racialized groups, and nationalism and the pandemic, popular themes over the years have included gender, language, religion, EU integration/exit, security, nation-building, 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 2022 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 four 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 2021, 2022 or early 2023. Edited volumes have fewer chances of being accepted.

  • Film proposals will be considered for documentaries produced between 2019-2023 (since the pandemic has not allowed us to show films since 2019).

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.


  • 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 online program can contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at

The ASN website is at: 


The ASN Convention website is 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, ASN Convention Assistant Director

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

(to be sent to both AND in a single attachment).
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