Grad Student Paper Prize–apply by March 25

If you are a grad student presenting at this week’s conference in DC please read the below and consider submitting your paper for the competition.  If you aren’t a grad student presenting at this week’s conference, but know someone who is, please urge them to apply!  –Megan

Dear SEAC Council Members and SEAC Country Group Chairs,

Please circulate the call for the Pattana Kitiarsa Prize to your group
listservs/Facebook groups. Any graduate student who presents a paper
in Washington is eligible to apply — but they must do so before the
end of the conference.




The AAS Southeast Asia Council’s annual prize recognizes emerging
scholarship in the field of Southeast Asian studies, from any
disciplinary perspective. Graduate students at any stage, enrolled at
the time of submission, are eligible and welcome to apply. The
committee invites papers that fit the definition of “conference
papers,” i.e. of a length and scope that can be presented on an AAS
panel, and that make an intellectual and/or methodological
contribution to the study of Southeast Asia.

The prize honors the memory of Pattana Kitiarsa who was Associate
Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National
University of Singapore. He was born in the northeastern Thai province
of Nong Khai and maintained his roots in this Lao-speaking region. As
a scholar, teacher, and friend he touched many people’s lives. Sadly,
Pattana passed away from cancer at the age of 46. With his passing the
field lost one of its leading scholars of Southeast Asian labor,
religion, class, and media.

Please submit your 2018 conference paper, proof of current doctoral
program registration, and panel abstract in PDF format up until March
25, 2018 to Oona Paredes and Michele Thompson at Submissions should be up to 10,000 words
maximum. Papers received after March 25, 2018 will not be considered.
Any questions regarding the prize can be sent to the same email
address. The award of $500 and a certificate along with up to $400 in
travel funds to attend the AAS Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado
in 2019 will be presented at the 2019 AAS Annual Conference in Denver,


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