Call for Proposals: WISLI Student Conference

Calling for proposals for the annual WISLI Student Conference 2024! This is an opportunity for students at WISLI institutes and UW-Madison to present original research on various disciplines across area and transnational studies in Africa, Brazil, Central Eurasia, the Middle East and Mediterranean, Scandinavia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Abstract submissions are organized into thematic panels of two to four papers, with a moderated Q+A session following the presentations.


Abstracts should be submitted by May 28th, 2024

All abstracts should describe in 250 words or less the research topic, methods, and argument, as panels will be created to accommodate submitted presentations. Please limit presentations to 15 minutes.

Submissions should include:

  • Title of Paper
  • Abstract
  • Three keywords pertaining to the paper
  • Short bio of presenter (1 paragraph MAX), including the WISLI institute they are attending. This will be read by a moderator to introduce the presentation!
  • Are you interested in being a Moderator? Yes or No.
    • Moderators introduce each presenter in a panel and assist with timekeeping, in addition to moderating the 5-10 minute Q&A session after the panel presentations.

Submit abstracts (and any questions) to