Call for Papers: Graduate Student Workshop for Southeast Asian Studies

Two-day writing workshop to be held Friday-Saturday, May 5-6, 2017 at UCLA

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA and the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley are accepting applications for participation in a two-day writing workshop for M.A. and Ph.D. candidates currently enrolled at UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Cruz and UC Riverside whose research in the humanities and social sciences focuses on Southeast Asia.

The workshop is intended for advanced students who are currently engaged in writing a thesis or dissertation or earlier stage students who are developing dissertation proposals. The purpose of the workshop is for the participants selected to have an opportunity to present their work and secure feedback from faculty and fellow students, with an emphasis to be placed on the theoretical and/or conceptual foundations of the material presented as well as on research methods and writing approaches.

UC Berkeley CSEAS and UCLA CSEAS will cover RT airfare, ground transportation and lodging for three nights in UCLA for participants from northern California. Participants from UC Riverside will receive mileage reimbursement and two nights’ lodging at UCLA. Some meals will also be provided.

Applicants should be 1) M.A. candidates with a significant portion of their thesis completed, or 2) Ph.D. candidates currently writing their dissertation proposal, or 3) Ph.D. candidates with at least one chapter of their dissertation completed.

Required Application Materials:

• Applicant's name, department, UC campus, email address, thesis or dissertation title, and dissertation chair or thesis adviser.

• A one page proposal, single spaced, that clearly addresses the state of the thesis, dissertation proposal or dissertation;

• A one-page letter of support from one's dissertation chair or thesis advisor

Apply online at Application materials are due on February 6, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be made by February 28, 2017. Invited participants will be asked to have their materials finalized to submit to UCLA for distribution by March 31, 2017.

The workshop will be moderated by Dr. David Szanton (UC Berkeley).

Students who participated in the UCB-UCLA workshop held in 2015 are eligible to apply again, providing they have new material to present/discuss. For example, students who worked on a dissertation proposal in 2015 might have a chapter or two written by 2017.

Questions about the program may be addressed to or

Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2016