CFP: Theravada Studies Group Panel, Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference

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Dear Colleagues,

The board members of the Theravada Studies Group are proposing a panel for the hybrid-format Association for Asian Studies, Inc. (AAS) Annual Conference in 2022. 


Our panel will center danger, risk, uncertainty, precarity, and/or resilience; with a working title of "Theravada Buddhists in Dangerous Times." We welcome papers that engage both historical as well as contemporary conjunctures, experiences, and dynamics. 


We cordially invite you to submit a proposal to the TSG. We hope to bring together a panel of 3-4 presenters at different stages of their career (graduate students to senior faculty), and of diverse genders, ethnic backgrounds, and institutional affiliations. 


If you are not already committed to an AAS appearance, and are working on one or more of these topics in the context of Theravada Buddhists/-isms, please send the following to Brooke Schedneck ( or Tyler A. Lehrer ( by July 28, 2021:
  • Your name, role, and institutional affiliation
  • Your email address
  • Paper title
  • An abstract of no more than 250 words
  • Your preference for a remote/digital or in-person appearance in Honolulu in March, 2022

With very best regards!

Brooke Schedneck, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Rhodes College
Tyler A. Lehrer, Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Wisconsin–Madison