Dear PSG Folks, A few quick reminders about AAS 2020 Boston:
- Marco Garrido has asked me to re-circulate his call for participants in a panel on Dutertismo (see below)–pls contact him by July 31.
- The last day to post something to AAS’s “sessions seeking participants” forum is July 30, so if you’ve got a panel idea and not yet a full panel, consider posting something there today. As you work toward panels, you may find it helpful to broaden the theme for a SEA or “border-crossing” panel, to include more possible participants, and you should also check the “participants seeking sessions” listings for others who may fit.
- Likewise, you have a paper idea and are looking to find your way onto a panel, check existing postings on the above forums, and consider posting before the July 30 cut-off.
- As you prepare your panel proposal, remind yourself of AAS program committee’s submission rules and criteria, including their diversity requirements for panel proposals.
- If you are a session organizer, remember when you submit your proposal to apply for funding for one of your panelists if they are a citizen of and work in the Philippines (or another eligible country), via the AAS’s “International Exchange Travel Grant” program. Only one such application is allowed per panel. That program is separate from PSG’s travel grant program, which much later this year will invite eligible applicants for more modest funding, and is also separate from AAS’s graduate student stipends, for which no application is needed.
- Last but not least: Remember AAS’s submission deadline is Aug 6, 5pm Eastern Time!
Proposed panel topic for AAS 2020:
Toward a Thick Understanding of Dutertismo
Despite his controversial administration, Rodrigo Duterte’s approval rating remains sky high. Why? How do we explain his appeal? Easy generalizations—frustration with elite democracy, for instance—won’t suffice. We need a “thick” understanding of “Dutertismo,” one deeply embedded in the historical, social, and cultural context of the Philippines. The aim of this panel is to approach such an understanding. We welcome papers on topics aligned with this aim, including Duterte’s political performance, the social bases of his appeal, the historical conditions for his ascent, the cultural context of his emergence and popularity, and international sources of support.
If you’re interested in participating in this panel, please contact me, Marco Garrido email@example.com, by July 31 (the AAS deadline is Aug 6). In your email, include a couple of sentences describing your proposed paper.