USC Korean Studies Institute Annual Graduate Symposium


Call for Papers: Graduate Student Symposium
USC Korean Studies Institute, University of Southern California
January 26, 2017

Proposals and application for discussants due Friday, October 7, 2016

The USC Korean Studies Institute is pleased to announce the fifth annual graduate student symposium and invite paper and discussant proposals. The symposium aims to professionalize graduate students, nurture their scholarship, and create interdisciplinary networks of Ph.D. students working on research related to Korea, East Asia, and/or Asian diasporas. The symposium provides students from various institutions with the chance to meet and share research in progress with their peers and participating faculty. In addition, participants will engage in workshops that will build their professional and research skills.

Graduate students from any department and any university, especially in California, are encouraged to submit paper proposals or serve as discussants. We hope to achieve an interdisciplinary mix of research papers from both the social sciences and humanities. Particularly encouraged are research papers that include Korea in a larger comparative or theoretical framework.

PARTICIPATION

Participants can take part in the symposium as presenters or discussants. Please indicate on your application which role(s) you are applying for.

To submit a paper proposal or offer to be a discussant, please e-mail a short cover letter and 250-word abstract (for papers), or indicate your willingness to serve as a discussant (with short cover letter), by October 7, 2016 to Sarah Shear at sarahmsh@usc.edu. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by mid-October.

Completed papers must be submitted by January 13, 2017 for distribution to participants. Questions should be directed to KSI Program Assistant, Sarah Shear at sarahmsh@usc.edu.

We do not offer any travel grants at this time.

DEADLINES

October 7: Submit paper proposal or apply to be a discussant–both with cover letter
Mid October: Notification of acceptances
January 13: Completed papers due
January 26: Date of symposium

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