UVic: Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) QES-AS Outbound Fellowship (Deadline Sept 15, 2019)

CAPI is currently inviting applications for one fellowship for a doctoral, post-doctoral, or early career (tenure-track) scholar to conduct research in Asia as part of our Regulating Globalization in South and Southeast Asia project. This project supports young global leaders to conduct interdisciplinary research on innovative governance and justice strategies to mitigate the harsher effects of economic globalization in Asia, specifically in Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Deadline is September 15, 2019. Click here to view the pdf with full details.

Call for Contributions: Handbook of disasters in the Philippines, 2000-2020: responses and challenges (Deadline Aug 1, 2019)

FIRST CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

The Philippines is considered to be the third most disaster-prone country in the world. It is highly exposed to natural hazards, and is noted to have a medium index for lack of adaptive capacities (World Risk Report 2018). Situated along the Pacific Ring of Fire and the typhoon belt, the Philippines is vulnerable to earthquakes and typhoons in the region. The country has 23 active volcanoes (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) including Mount Mayon with the latest eruption in 2018. An average of 20 typhoons reach the Philippines, with Haiyan (local name Yolanda) as the strongest ever to hit landfall in recorded history in 2013 that brought massive destruction and death on its path. Landslides are another form of hazards in mountainous areas, with the most noted mudslide in Guinsaugon which buried 1,126 villagers in Southern Leyte in 2006 (International Recovery Platform 2011). Many other catastrophic events have occurred in varying scales since 2000 and are predicted to occur with severity under changing global climate conditions. As well, human-induced disasters have impacted the Philippines in the last two decades including the conflict in Mindanao, internal displacement due to insurgency, poor urban planning, fires, clogged drainage resulting to floods, and others. Despite the seeming normalcy of disasters in the Philippines, there is a lack of solid scholarly materials available for wider general circulation and knowledge production. Hence, this collection aims to create a handbook of original articles about how individuals, groups, communities, domestic and foreign organizations, governments, and other actors have responded to disasters and its aftermath, outlining the varied challenges that define or shape possible outcomes.

We invite contributions from scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from local (Philippines) and international perspectives about the responses and challenges to disasters in the Philippines that occurred since 2000 to 2020. All topics are welcome. Interested contributors must submit the following to bonifacioglenda@gmail.com on or before August 1, 2019:

  1. Title of proposed chapter
  2. maximum 500-word abstract
  3. one paragraph biography of authors/co-authors including current affiliation
  4. email address of corresponding author

Please observe the following technical requirements: 12-font, Times New Roman, Word document, and American spelling. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified on September 30, 2019.

The book will be edited by Glenda Tibe Bonifacio (www.glendabonifacio.com) and Roxanna Balbido Epe, University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Call for Papers: New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia (Deadline: July 5, 2019)

The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars to join a “Rising Voices” panel on the topic of “New Dimensions of Migration in Southeast Asia.” They’re seeking to recruit early career scholars from Southeast Asian countries to form a panel for eventual inclusion in the 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from March 19-22, 2020. SEAC will provide partial financial assistance for presenters to attend the meetings.

For the panel description and proposal submission information, please visit the website: http://www.asian-studies.org/SEAC-Rising-Voices.

 

 

Visiting Fellowships, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (Deadline June 14, 2019)

The Regional Social and Cultural Studies (RSCS) Programme and Indonesia Studies Programme (ISP) at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) invite applications for the following Visiting Fellowships.

  • Visiting Fellow – Media, Technology and Society (6 months)
  • Visiting Fellow – Demographic Change (1 year)
  • Visiting Fellow – China and Mainland Southeast Asia (6 months)
  • Visiting Fellow – Decentralization and Indonesia (1 year)

Applicants should have a PhD degree in an area of the humanities or social sciences (especially political science/government, sociology, anthropology, demography, media studies, and science and technology studies). The successful applicant is expected to start no later than 2 January 2020 and must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree at the point of employment.

Fluency in English and at least one Southeast Asian language is preferred, along with good communications, networking and interpersonal skills. For position 4, fluency in Bahasa Indonesia is a must.

Applications should include a Cover Letter, a full CV, two Reference Letters, and a Research Plan (each plan should address the research question, methodology, timeline and expected output; 3 pages each, double-spaced).

Please submit your application materials to positions@iseas.edu.sg with the subject heading: “Application for Visiting Fellowship” and indicate the position that you are applying in the email. The closing date is 14 June 2019.

For more information: https://www.iseas.edu.sg/about-us/opportunities/career

Monash University | Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories (Deadline May 15, 2019)

Monash Herb Feith Centre Conference 2019, Monash University

1-3 October 2019

Monash University has announced a Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference, “Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories“.

This conference will explore the following key questions:

  • Have recent developments in identity politics and populism in Indonesia and globally, affected common understandings of race and ethnicity in place since the colonial period? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • Two decades after the fall of the New Order, has there been a shift in the dynamics of racial politics among the diverse networks or communities of Chinese Indonesians, and between members of such communities with the broader mix of people? If so, in what ways?
  • What are some of the new features or trends in the studies of Chinese Indonesians, and how do they compare to recent studies of ethnic minorities elsewhere?
  • What have been the new discoveries in the field in the past 30 years or so? What research questions have been raised? Why have they been asked in some areas and not in others?

The keynote lectures will be given by Dr Karen Strassler, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center, USA, and Dr Hilmar Farid, Director General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia.

For more information on the Call for Papers, please visit the Conference website.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, 15 May 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 7 June 2019.

For any questions, please email Arts-HFCentre@monash.edu.

NUS ARI CFP | Migrant-led Diversification and Differential Inclusion in Arrival Cities across Asia (Deadline Apr 30, 2019)

Organized by Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, and supported by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Paper proposals might respond to the following questions in the context of arrival cities across Asia:

  • How do strategies of state actors and institutions sort, regulate, constitute, and set the terms of diversity?
  • How do these strategies constitute the politics of everyday coexistence in shared spaces?
  • What do these modes of migrant and diversity management mean for the figure of the migrant?
  • How do migrant groups respond to these wider state and/or municipal policies?
  • What form does difference take in the diversifying Asian city? What does different-making look like in the diversifying Asian city? Where are the borders located?
  • What are the implications of differential inclusion for belonging and citizenship?

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

Submissions should include a title, an abstract of no more than 250 words and a brief biography including name, institutional affiliation, and email contact. Please note that only previously unpublished papers or those not already committed elsewhere can be accepted. By participating in the workshop, you agree to participate in the future publication plans of the organizers. The organizers will provide hotel accommodation for three nights and a contribution towards airfare for accepted paper participants (one author per paper).

Please submit your proposal using the provided template to Ms Tay Minghua at minghua.tay@nus.edu.sg no later than 30 April 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in mid May 2019. Participants will be required to send in a completed draft paper (5,000-8,000 words) by 31 July 2019.

For more information, visit the ARI website: https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Event/Detail/1d37771d-f672-4bf2-8c40-54a4df26e8de

Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies (Deadline: Feb 22, 2019)

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from graduate (master’s and PhD) students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 14th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 22-26 July 2019.

The first two days of the Forum will be dedicated to Skills Based Sessions during which senior scholars will address various topics such as:

  • How to get published in peer-reviewed journals,
  • How to apply for international grants,
  • How to deal with negative reviews,

Besides that there will be sessions on various research methodologies, academic rankings and statistics, as well as planning career trajectories.

During the final three days, graduate students will be giving the opportunity to present their work in sessions organized thematically. Graduate students working on topics related to Southeast Asia are invited to submit abstracts based either on work in progress that is at an advanced stage (i.e. already completed data collection and analysis), or on completed work. NUS students are encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with students from ASEAN as well as those from other regions whose interests focus on Southeast Asia.

Partial or full funding may be available for students whose proposals have been selected. Funding will cover board and lodging for the duration of the five-day forum, and a contribution towards air travel to Singapore by the most economical means.

This event coincides with the Asian Graduate Student Fellowship Programme 2019, which brings some 28 graduate students to ARI for a six-week period. These students will also participate in the Graduate Forum.

SUBMISSION OF PAPER PROPOSAL

Graduate students should submit a 300-400 words abstract of their proposed paper to Ms Tay Minghua at minghua.tay@nus.edu.sg no later than 22 February 2019. Please click here for the Application Form. The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Please include information on objectives, methods, and findings, as well as explain the original contribution the research makes to the field of study. One letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded along with your form by the same date.

Successful applicants will be notified by early April 2019. Those selected will have to submit full-length papers, of around 4,000-5,000 words in length, by 20 June 2019.