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MLA 2017 - Millennial Asia: An International Journal of Asian Studies



VenueOnline, India India

KeywordsWomen studies; Diaspora


Topics/Call fo Papers

CAll for Papers
Special Issue on Women in South and Southeast Asian Diaspora (
This special issue of Millennial Asia is devoted to problematizing the tensions within diasporic communities in South and Southeast Asia seen through the lens of gender and women’s issues and concerns. It aims to enrich and enlarge the field of Diasporic studies by creating a new body of knowledge that brings to fore the narratives and concerns of South and Southeast Asian women. The focus is multidisciplinary. The editors are interested in methodological, theoretical and empirical studies that can contribute to the development of Diaspora studies in relation to gender in Asian context. We invite contributions focusing on the complexities of the diasporic communities in matters of displacement, gender politics and legalities. We also welcome submissions analyzing the rich diasporic narratives in art (photography), fiction (print, theater, film, television) and new media (social, digital, screen).
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
1. The politics of identity and its contestations and representations
2. Cultural context of gender in relation to migration, the process of becoming diasporic, cultural conflicts and adaptations.
3. Family as a contested space. While displacement alters traditional roles and expectations, policies and laws pertaining to citizenship, employment rules and migration policy often have bearing on the traditional familial set up
4. Collation of gender with class and labour issues, generational differences and racial and ethnic concerns
5. Artistic, (social) media and literary representations of women of South and Southeast Asian diaspora
6. Women and the migration experience : voluntary or involuntary; documented or undocumented
7. Second or third generation women within diasporas
8. The ‘ Nowhere (Wo)man’ : between culture, memory and nationality
We invite abstracts (upto 300 words) of potential papers to be submitted by 10th April 2017. Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by 17th May 2017. Complete papers are required to be submitted to Millennial Asia by 25th July 2017.
For any communication for the special issue and submission of papers, please simultaneously email to Professor Sukhpal Singh email:, Professor Lakhwinder Singh email: and Associate Professor Dr. Anindita Dasgupta email:
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