Call For Papers Saboohi I. Khan Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore

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August 15, 2022
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Race / Ethnic Studies, Humanities, Cultural History / Studies

The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is currently seeking submissions for the Saboohi I. Khan Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore with a submission deadline extended to August 15, 2022. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by September 1st. The award recipient is expected to present the award-winning paper at the Section meeting during the AFS annual conference in October in person or virtually.

The award aims to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and to foster and encourage scholarly research and publication on Asian and/or Asian American folklore and folklife. The $500 prize winner will be announced at the AFS annual meeting for the best student paper that contributes to Asian and/or Asian American folklore studies through research and analysis.

The co-conveners of the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section will form the selection committee, together with additional members, including Dr. Fariha Khan, who sponsors this award. At the time of submission, the applicant must be a registered full-time graduate or undergraduate student. He or she may be enrolled in any discipline in any U.S. or international academic institution. The work must show compelling prospects for the publication of his or her scholarly work and demonstrate a dedication to research and/or teaching folklore studies.

All applications must include:

1) a one-page cover letter describing the applicant’s background and current scholarship;

2) a one-page CV;

3) a research paper, double-spaced, 2500–5000 words long; and

4) one letter of recommendation from an academic institution or equivalent.


Please submit all materials through the common AFS Prize Form. (

Details about Saboohi I. Khan Award can be found on the following webpage:

Please direct questions about the award to Dr. Fariha Khan at

Contact Info: 

Professor Fariha Khan, The University of Pennsylvania 

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