The Project on Middle East Political Science is pleased to invite proposals for its annual conference, to be held virtually on June 9-10, 2021. The conference seeks to investigate the challenges facing our field, including uneven patterns in career trajectories, the obstacles confronting junior scholars from the MENA region, publication trajectories and their implications for research and tenure, the impact both positive and negative of international efforts to support junior MENA scholars, efforts to decolonize syllabi and comprehensively incorporate scholarship from the MENA region, the uneven effects of COVID-19 on the field, structural changes in the academy, and other related issues. The presentations may be developed into a journal article, special issue or symposium depending on the conference discussions and outcomes. Selected presenters will be expected to have a draft paper of approximately 2000 words to present for discussion. Publication options will be discussed at the conference.
Scholars interested in participating in a plenary session on one of these topics should submit a one-paragraph abstract describing the issue and the key arguments; a CV; and a list of 3-5 scholars who would be ideal to discuss the topic raised who we might contact to form a panel. Proposals should be for an individual presentation, not for an organized panel.
Proposals are due February 15, 2021. To apply, please fill out this form.