ISA Northeast Annual Conference 2020

Transnationalism in World Politics: Beyond Methodological Nationalism in International Studies

November 5th - 7th

Hosted by ISA-Northeast


More information will be posted as it becomes available.


The International Studies Association-Northeast (ISA-NE) is pleased to announce its plans to hold a virtual conference event on November 5-7, 2020. This virtual event is designed to meet the needs of our members for networking, mentoring and scholarly discussion while adapting to the health risks posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will consist of roundtables and paper panels scheduled between 8am and 6pm, EST, on November 5, 6 and 7. The event will retain core elements of the traditional ISA-NE conference, including a keynote address from Professor Robbie Shilliam of Johns Hopkins University, a plenary panel on the conference theme, and a virtual Scholar’s Circle event. It will also include the Interpretive and Relational Research Methodology Workshop for graduate students, and the Pedagogy Workshop for junior faculty and graduate students to be held on November 14, 2020.



Pre-registration Deadline: September 28, 2020

Conference Updates

Program Chair

John G. Oates

Florida International University


In lieu of travel grants, we are pleased to be able to offer small grants to offset technology, child care, and other documented expenses associated with participation in a synchronous virtual conference event. Scholars whose papers are accepted for presentation are eligible to apply; recipients must be ISA members at the time of the conference to receive funds. Requests should be made to the ISA-NE President, Andrew Ross (, no later than 28 September 2020. Priority will be given to graduate students, junior scholars, and scholars without institutional support.


Pre-registration Deadline: September 28, 2020