[Blueboard] conference: democracy and identity in Asia

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Wed Oct 28 10:23:34 PHT 2009

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The Asian Institute at the University of Toronto invites applications and
participants for a dissertation workshop on ? Democracy and Identity in
The Asian Institute of University of Toronto invites applications from  
graduate students for a
dissertation workshop to be held May 13-15, 2010.
The workshop will focus on the themes of democracy and identity in any  
part of Asia.
Applicants should be researching some aspect of the politics of  
identity recognition in Asia in recent
decades, and the challenges it has posed to practices and  
understandings of democracy.
Questions to be considered include: How do emerging democracies  
accommodate group
demands? How do historically defined notions of state and nation clash  
with emerging claims for
ethnic, gender, and sexual identity recognition? How is the very  
meaning of democracy in Asia being
reformulated to account for these claims? What kinds of political  
spaces have allowed the mobilization
of identity-based movements to develop in Asia?
The workshop will take place over two or three days on the campus of  
the University of
Toronto. It will include a small group of students and a few faculty  
members representing different
disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. The costs of the workshop,  
meals, and accommodations will be
covered by the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.
Travel will be subsidized up to a maximum of CDN$500 per participant.  
Applicants should seek
additional travel grants from their home institutions, and consult  
with the Asian Institute if travel costs
prove problematic.
Applications consist of two items:
1) A current curriculum vitae.
2) 2). An 8 to 10 page double spaced dissertation proposal.  
Alternatively, if the work is well
underway, an 8 to 10 page double spaced description of the specific  
issues being addressed, the
intellectual approach, and the materials being studied. Workshop  
participants will be selected on
the content of the submitted projects, the potential for useful  
exchanges among them, and the
benefits of including a wide range of disciplinary and  
interdisciplinary approaches and
intellectual traditions. Applications should be sent by email attachment to
asian.institute at utoronto.ca. Applicants will be informed whether or  
not they have been selected
for the workshop by January 31st. For further information about the  
workshop or eligibility,
please contact asian.institute at utoronto.ca.

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