The International Studies Association-Midwest is pleased to invite you to submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops on any subjects related to international studies, broadly defined, for its annual meeting. We will meet from November 18-20 at the Hilton at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The deadline for paper and panel submissions for the ISA-Midwest conference is Friday, July 22nd. This year we will also be accepting proposals for workshops to be held on the morning of Sunday, November 20. Please look for a separate call for workshop proposal submissions.
All paper and panel proposal submissions must be made through the ISA submission software. An ISA membership is not required for either proposal submission or conference attendance, though you will need to create an account with isanet.org if you do not already have one. Faculty members attending the conference may be asked to serve as chairs and/or discussants. Please make sure to indicate your areas of expertise when submitting your proposal.
This year’s conference will feature a talk by, and a roundtable in honor of, the 2022 Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar, Kelly Kadera. Dr. Kadera is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. We will also host ISA President Deborah Avant, who will give a talk in the evening of Friday, November 18th.
ISA-Midwest is home to many editors or associate editors of the ISA journals, senior and junior faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. In addition to receiving helpful feedback on research panels, the conference allows many opportunities (editors’ roundtable, panels on professional issues and skills) to interact with colleagues across the region and beyond. This year, ISA-Midwest will continue its Emerging Scholars Forum and the Pay It Forward mentorship program. Senior graduate students and junior faculty are encouraged to apply when submitting paper proposals for the program. Similar to ISA's Junior Scholar Symposium, this is an invaluable opportunity to receive in-depth feedback from a senior scholar at a regional conference. The final composition of the panels will reflect the proposals received. The selection process is competitive, and final topics will depend upon the papers selected.
This year, the International Studies Association-Midwest will be adding Sunday morning workshops to our agenda. Workshops will be held the morning of Sunday, Nov 20 between 8:30 am and noon. At this time, we are pleased to invite you to submit proposals for workshops on any subjects related to international studies, broadly defined. Unlike our usual conference panels, workshops will typically take one of two formats. The first is a short course format in which the proposer offers to teach (alone or with others) a class session on a given topic. For this format, it will be helpful to indicate names of some ISA-Midwest attendees who have indicated an interest in the course topic. The second format will bring together scholars working in a common area or with similar data or methods to workshop ongoing projects. For this format, please indicate the names of some scholars who will be participating in the workshop as well as whether it will be open or closed (invitation only).
Proposals that are open registration and/or inclusive of junior scholars will be prioritized. An ISA membership is not required for either proposal submission or conference attendance, though you will need to create an account with isanet.org if you do not already have one. To submit a workshop proposal, please use this link: https://forms.gle/S2k1EyKHYg1PqeJz6. Proposals should be submitted by July 29.
Rebecca H. Best
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Sorry, the submission period for ISA Midwest 2022 ended July 29th. For more information, please contact the program chair. Even if you did not submit, anyone is welcome to register and attend the conference.
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