The Junior Scholar Symposium

The JSS is a special opportunity for graduate students and junior scholars. Each JSS panel brings together approximately 16 junior scholar projects with four senior discussants from among ISA’s leading scholars. Following a broad introduction to the session, the symposium divides into four small thematic groups wherein participants will present and discuss their work in this small group setting. Each presenter will spend 20 minutes presenting and discussing their paper together with their small group and discussant.

 

This format provides a fantastic opportunity for junior scholars to meet and connect with senior scholars in their field. The sessions will be held in normal panel sessions but will take place early in the convention cycle (the 1st and 2nd days of the convention). This way, participants will have met and worked closely with some senior scholars - most of whom play an active role in ISA's current leadership - and have a friendly connection through the remainder of the conference. It is also a great chance to meet similar junior scholars from other universities.

Submit a 2018 JSS Proposal

We're excited to continue the JSS program next year in San Francisco. If you have a great project you think fits with the JSS program, submit your proposal as part of the standard submission process, and be sure to mark it as being considered for JSS. (Note: If you participated in the 2017 JSS, you are ineligible to participate in the 2018 JSS.)

Submit a JSS Proposal

Questions?

Have questions or want to volunteer to chair or discuss? Let Lembe Tiky know.

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 6 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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