Deadline Extended: CFP Think Pieces Reimagining Research Today

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Review of submissions will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce a call for papers for a series of think pieces about reimagining research today to be published in its peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, Asia Pacific Perspectives.

With this series, we plan to examine how scholars in the social sciences and humanities are reimagining the practice of research on the Asia Pacific region. Disruptions like travel restrictions, limited access to archives, archive closures, and travel restrictions have made doing research difficult. Even prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, scholars faced increasing restrictions when attempting to gain access to archives and materials or subjects to survey and/or interview for oral history projects. 

Under these circumstances, scholars must rethink how they do research. How can we do fieldwork at a distance? How can we engage in remote research or in some cases even continue to do research such as surveys, ethnography, archival work, oral histories, etc. without the ability to directly or remotely gather information? Moveover, what’s at stake in terms of the implications for IRBs and human research? How can we collaborate with local colleagues who can (perhaps) assist with a project or point out data that is readily available? What alternative sources of information or strategies have scholars discovered to continue their research agenda? We encourage scholars to share how they are navigating this new remote research terrain and envision new paths forward. 

We invite submissions of 3,000-5,000 words in length. Papers must represent original work not already published or in press. For more information about Asia Pacific Perspectives, please visit our website:

To submit a think piece for consideration: Email your documents electronically in MS Word or compatible format to

Asia Pacific Perspectives (APP) (ISSN: 2167-1699) is an international, peer-reviewed electronic journal that promotes cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and the dissemination of knowledge about the Asia Pacific. The editors welcome submissions from all fields of the social sciences and the humanities that focus on the Asia Pacific, especially those adopting a comparative, interdisciplinary approach to issues of interrelatedness in the region. The journal facilitates academic discussions among both established scholars in the field and advanced graduate students. APP is published twice each year by the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies.

For more information, contact: Melissa S. Dale, Editor at or visit: and check out our Guidelines for Contributors.

Categories: CFP
Keywords: CFP, Asian studies