Call for Emerging Scholars in Asian Studies

Vimalin Rujivacharakul Announcement
Delaware, United States
Subject Fields
Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science

Call for Emerging Scholars: Presentations on Asian Studies (with award money and travel reimbursement)

Faculty of the Asian Studies Program of the University of Delaware invites applications from emerging scholars to present their research on topics related to Asian Studies at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE).  By emerging scholars, we refer to graduate students, ABD preferred, or postdoctoral scholars who graduated after April 2021.

Approximately 8-10 doctoral students or postdoctoral scholars will be selected and invited to the University of Delaware campus in Newark, Delaware, to give in-person presentations for the Emerging Scholars in Asian Studies program, 2023-2024.  Successful applicants from outside of the UD community will receive travel reimbursement up to $300 and a competitive monetary award of $200.  Each presenter will also be invited to join the faculty of Asian Studies and/or cosponsoring departments for lunch or another speaker engagement opportunity.  Each presentation will be a daytrip event, with a fully in-person or hybrid audience.  

Interested applicants should submit a presentation proposal (300-450 words), CV, and name & email address of their advisor or dissertation chair to CGAS-info@udel.eduwith the subject line: “ASIAN STUDIES EMERGING SCHOLARS” by Monday October 2, 2023.   

All topics related to Asian Studies are welcome, although we are also particularly interested in topics that fit within the following themes: 

  • Afghan People: Afghanistan and Elsewhere 

  • Asia and Transcultural Art & Material Culture

  • Asia and Global Modern History (1800s to the present)

  • Asia and the World: Political Science and International Relations

  • Asian Languages and Cultures

  • Asian Philosophy: Past and Present 

  • Conservation and History of Objects from Asia

  • Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation, and Public Policy in Asia

  • Gender in Asian and Asian American Lives 

The Emerging Scholars in Asian Studies program is co-sponsored byThe Asian Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, Department of Art Conservation, Department of Art History, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Languages and Literatures, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Historic Architecture and Design. The University of Delaware’s main campus is 20 minutes from Wilmington, DE., and 45 minutes from Philadelphia, PA., and 2 hours by train from Washington DC., and New York City.  Traveling to our campus is easy via train (Newark Station or Wilmington Station) or car.  All events will be scheduled for a day visit, with no overnight stay required.    

Contact Information

Dr. Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Director, Asian Studies Program, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

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