Call for proposals: NATSA: Taiwan Studies in Application, July 8-10, 2022, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: 31 December 2021.
The North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) invites proposals for their 27th annual conference, with the theme Taiwan Studies in Application. Both academics and practitioners are invited. They solicit submissions actively engaging with the following set of questions:
1. New directions in Taiwan studies
In what ways are Taiwan, science, practice, and politics connected in your profession(s)?
Anchored in Taiwan studies, what further work needs to be done to deepen meaningful connections between people and the planet?
How can your proposal contribute to future advancements or new perspectives in your profession(s)?
How will your research proposal facilitate productive dialogues or interactions between academics and practitioners in your profession(s)?
2. Marginalization in and of Taiwan studies
With the conference theme in mind, what topics are currently marginalized in Taiwan studies?
Why do researchers and practitioners need to pay attention to the topics you specify?
How can researchers and practitioners do more to address the marginalization of these topics?
How can Taiwan studies collaborate with other minorities across the globe?
3. Reflections on the binary between researchers and practitioners
How do researchers and practitioners interact with each other in your profession(s)?
How does the researcher-practitioner binary affect those works requiring both research skills and social activism in your profession(s)?
What are some structural factors that shape and reinforce the researcher-practitioner binary?
How do you make sense of your own positionality and identity amidst the dynamics mentioned above?
What does it mean to you to engage with Taiwan in your profession(s)?