AFS Transnational Asia/Pacific Section Seeks Submissions for 2021 Saboohi I. Khan Award

AFS News, Calls for Submissions

The Transnational Asia/Pacific Section of the American Folklore Society is currently seeking submissions for the Saboohi I. Khan Award for Student Scholarship in Asian and Asian American Folklore with a submission deadline of August 1st.

The award aims to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and to foster and encourage scholarly research and publication on Asian and/or Asian American folklore and folklife. The $500 prize winner will be announced at the AFS annual meeting for the best student paper that contributes to Asian and/or Asian American folklore studies through research and analysis.

Normally the award recipient is expected to present the award-winning paper at the Section meeting during the AFS annual conference in October. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, however, this year (2021) the award recipient will be recognized at the virtual section meeting. 

The co-conveners of the Transnational Asia/Pacific Section will form the selection committee, together with three additional members, including Dr. Fariha Khan, who sponsors this award. At the time of submission, the applicant must be a registered full-time graduate or undergraduate student. He or she may be enrolled in any discipline in any U.S. or international academic institution. The work must show compelling prospects for the publication of his or her scholarly work and demonstrate a dedication to research and/or teaching folklore studies.

All applications must include a one-page cover letter describing the applicant’s background and current activities, indicating why the applicant deserves consideration for this award; a one-page CV; a research paper, double-spaced, 2500–5000 words long; and one letter of recommendation from an academic institution or equivalent.

Please send all materials via e-mail to: 

[email protected] 

Dr. Fariha Khan
Asian American Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania
166 McNeil Bldg., 3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA.

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