Call for Expressions of Interest/Appel à manifestation d’intérêt : Incoming President & Executive Committee members/Nouveau(x) Président & Membres du comité exécutif

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Call for Expressions of Interest 

The Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) is seeking candidates from Canadian post-secondary institutions for the following volunteer roles. All roles are for a two-year term (October 2021 to October 2023). 

1) President 

The President and their institution would also host the 2023 CCSEAS biennial conference, with support from the CCSEAS Secretariat. Aside from the conference, responsibilities will be limited but we do hope to continue to grow the organization and its activities, with the support of the Executive Committee. 

2) Executive Committee members 

We are seeking four faculty member and two graduate students. We have biennial meeting and your ideas and participation in the revitalization of CCSEAS will be key to its growth. The Executive Committee is supported by the CCSEAS Secretariat.  

We welcome members from the same institution—or neighbouring institutions—who might jointly host the conference.  

If you are interested, please email a statement of interest (500 words max.) and CV to by Wednesday, 13 October 2021

A vote will take place at the General Meeting at the 2021 conference. 

Questions can be directed to 


Appel à manifestation d’intérêt 

Le Conseil canadien des études sur l’Asie du Sud-Est (CCEASE) est à la recherche de candidats provenant d’établissements postsecondaires canadiens pour les rôles bénévoles suivants. Ces rôles comprennent un mandat de deux ans (d’octobre 2021 à octobre 2023). 

1) Président 

Avec l’appui du Secrétariat du CCEASE, le président et son établissement seront chargés d’accueillir la conférence biennale du CCEASE en 2023. Mis à part la conférence, les responsabilités seront limitées, mais le comité exécutif espère tout de même collaborer avec le président afin de développer l’organisation et ses activités. 

2) Membres du comité exécutif 

Nous cherchons quatre membres du corps professoral et deux étudiants diplômés pour joindre notre comité exécutif. Nous tiendrons une réunion bisannuelle dans laquelle vos idées et votre participation à la revitalisation du CCEASE seront essentielles à sa croissance. Il est à noter que le comité exécutif est soutenu par le secrétariat du CCEASE.  

Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir les membres d’une même institution — ou d’institutions voisines — qui pourraient conjointement tenir la conférence.  

Si vous êtes intéressé, veuillez envoyer une déclaration d’intérêt (500 mots maximum) et un CV à avant le mercredi 13 octobre 2021. 

Un vote aura lieu lors de l’assemblée générale de la conférence de 2021. 

Les questions peuvent être adressées à   

Our 2021 keynote speakers

We are pleased to announce Oona Paredes (UCLA) and Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung (University of Massachusetts Lowell) as our keynote speakers this year.

Thawnghmung Ardeth Maung is Professor and Chair of Political Science Department at University of Massachusetts Lowell.  She was born and raised in Myanmar and is a member of Karen ethnic group. Her areas of specialization are on Myanmar/Southeast Asian politics, ethnic politics, and political economy. Her most recent book is Everyday Economic Survival in Myanmar (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019). Her forthcoming book, “Winning by Process: The State and Neutralization of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar” (Cornell University Press), is a collaboration with Canadian academics Jacques Bertrand (University of Toronto) and Alexandre Pelletier (Cornell University). She has written numerous books and articles on ethnic politics in Myanmar, with particular emphasis on the evolution of center-peripheral relationships, the role of non-armed minority populations, the divisions within minority ethnic populations, and the implications of democracy on ethnic conflicts. Her Thursday, 21 October talk is titled “Academic Research in Post-coup Myanmar: Challenges in Ethics, Values, Safety, and Best Practices.”

Oona Paredes is a Southeast Asianist specializing in the ethnographic and archival study of the southern Philippines, in particular its indigenous non-Muslim minorities known collectively as the Lumad. Her Sunday, 24 October talk is titled “The Pandemic as Social Movement in Pericolonial Southeast Asia.”

Call for Participants | Graduate student workshop

We’ve extended the deadline to Friday, 8 October and we look forward to receiving your submissions!

A CCSEAS/CCSEASE 2021 special event hosted virtually by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI), University of Victoria.

We are delighted to host a virtual networking and idea-exchange workshop for graduate students from all disciplines who are working on topics related to Southeast Asia. This workshop will open the conference on Thursday, 21 October 2021 from 10:00–11:30 PST via Zoom.

Participants in this workshop will have an opportunity to meet fellow graduate students and other scholars working in their area and exchange ideas on their research in an interdisciplinary way. All graduate students registered for the conference are invited to participate. The price of admission is: (a) the submission of a one-paragraph (@ 250-word) abstract of your thesis and (b) a commitment to reading two other abstracts before the conference and providing, at the workshop, one page of suggested readings, questions, and comments to your fellow participants. The workshop will involve a blend of plenary and breakout sessions.   

Please send your abstract, along with a short (@ 150-word) biography, to by 8 October 2021. A limited number of spaces will be made available for this workshop on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have registered for the conference.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Victor V. Ramraj at