25th Annual World Convention of the

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

International Affairs Building,

Columbia University, NY

Sponsored by the Harriman Institute

7-9 May 2020



Call for Papers

Proposal deadline: 6 November 2019


Proposals must be submitted to:

darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2020@gmail.com

The ASN World Convention, which annually brings 750+ scholars from 50+ countries to Columbia University, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, national identity, ethnicity, race, conflict and migration in regional sections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe or cross-regional sections on nationalism and migration/diasporas.


In addition to the thematic sections on populism/radicalism, refugees, memory, violence and the Russia/Ukraine conflict, 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 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 2019 Final Program.


The ASN scholarly journal Nationalities Papers is now published by Cambridge University Press. The ASN 2020 Convention Opening Reception will celebrate this new partnership between ASN and Cambridge University Press.



The Convention invites proposals in six different categories:


To submit a proposal, download the relevant form above, send it to darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn2020@gmail.com, and fill out a Fact Sheet online.


Applicants can be considered for only one paper (included either in a paper proposal or a panel proposal) and appear in a maximum of two proposals (paper, panel or roundtable).

An exception is made for book panels or films, although applicants can only be on one book panel proposal.


Applicants whose proposals is accepted are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation costs. ASN has no funding available for panelists.


The receipt of all proposals will be acknowledged electronically, with some delay during deadline week, due to the high volume of proposals.


An international Program Committee is entrusted with the selection of proposals. Most applicants will be notified between January and February 2020.


Practical information on the Convention, including registration costs, will be communicated in January 2020.


Publishers and companies wishing to exhibit at the Convention or advertise in the Convention printed program can contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at rk2780@columbia.edu.

For practical questions on the Convention, please contact ASN Executive Director Ryan Kreider at rk2780@columbia.edu.

(to be sent to both darel@uottawa.ca AND darelasn2020@gmail.com in a single attachment).
  • Dominique Arel, ASN Convention Director

  • Agathe Dudzinski, ASN Convention Assistant Director

  • Lisa Koriouchkina, ASN Communications Director

  • Ceren Belge, Evgeny Finkel, Tamara Pavasović Trošt, Program Committee Associate Directors

  • On behalf of the ASN Convention Program Committee

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