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AIPS Junior Scholars Conference

Every two years, AIPS hosts a Junior Scholars Conference (in conjunction with the Annual Conference on South Asia), which is a one-day conference bringing together junior scholars from the Social Sciences and Humanities fields.  AIPS encourages abstracts from (but not restricted to) disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, History, Literature, Religious Studies, Art History, Music, Women’s Studies, Film, Communications Studies, etc.  Both Ph.D students with ABD status at US academic institutions and recent Ph.D. recipients are encouraged to apply.  There is no citizenship requirement.

This one-day conference showcases the new research being done by approximately six to eight junior scholars in the field of Pakistan Studies.  AIPS identifies senior scholars who will read the accepted papers and provide feedback, mentorship, and guided discussion after the presentations.  These conferences have been central in enabling emerging scholars to network with others in their field and have resulted in significant outcomes, including multiple projects started, mentorships forged, articles written, and dissertations revised, edited and completed.  Additionally, a few of those who attended previous conferences (as recent as 2016) have received tenure-track positions in academic institutions in the US.

For more information on past Junior Scholars Conferences, please click here.

AIPS will release more information on the application process as we approach the next Junior Scholars Conference in the fall of 2020.

[Photo: Participants at the 2018 AIPS Junior Scholars Conference]