Call For Papers: Constructing Masculinities in Asia

call for papers [150-2]The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the call for papers for “Constructing Masculinities in Asia” a conference to be held at the University of San Francisco on Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, 2016.

With this conference, the Center plans to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and the sharing of the latest research on issues related to the construction of masculinities in Greater China, Japan, Korea, India, and the Philippines. Scholars working the contemporary period are especially encouraged to apply.  Possible themes include empire, nation, and globalization, gender identity, sexuality, medicine, masculinity in advertising, media, and pop culture.

All participants will be expected to provide a draft of their paper approximately 3 weeks before the conference to allow discussants adequate time to prepare their comments before the conference.

Papers must represent original work not already published or in press. Participants will be invited to submit their paper for consideration in the Center’s peer-reviewed journal, Asia Pacific Perspectives. For more information, visit:

To Apply:

Deadline:  Application review will begin on January 4, 2016, and continue until all panels are filled.

Interested applicants should email the following to, subject line, “Constructing Masculinities in Asia”:

  • 300 word (maximum) abstract
  • Curriculum Vitae

Please share this call with any scholars that may be interested.

Contact for Questions:

Melissa S. Dale, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Assistant Professor
University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies

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