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ME/SA Research Symposium 2018

Middle East/South Asia Studies Undergraduate & Graduate Research Symposium 2018
Thursday, April 5th | Student Community Center, Meeting Room D


What is the ME/SA Research Symposium?

The ME/SA Research Symposium is an annual 1-day event showcasing student work that focuses on the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and their diasporic communities. It is open to the undergraduate and graduate students of UC Davis and the local academic community.


Why should I participate?

Similarly to the Undergraduate Research Conference, the ME/SA Symposium is an opportunity for students to share their work with peers, community members and faculty. In today’s increasingly competitive professional environment the ME/SA Symposium is a unique and engaging platform for you to highlight your research and professional skills.


Types of Submissions - Papers and projects produced for courses are welcome!


- research papers

- poster presentations

- creative art display

- literature/language project

- film/documentary projects


- The Middle East and North Africa in U.S. Media Representations

- Kollywood, Bollywood, and Hollywood: Moving Toward Civilization in Modern Nepal

- Deconstructing the Malala Paradigm: An Anti-Imperial Insight into the Circulation of the Nobel Prize Winner’s Narrative

- The Significance of Dabke: Past & Present


How to apply

It’s simple! Submit a 1 page abstract of your presentation/creative work (300 words) with the form at the following link by Monday March 5th, 2018.


Based on your submission and preference, you will either be assigned a presentation time (15 minutes) or will need to be present during the poster session (1 hour) during the Symposium on June 1st.


About the ME/SA Research Symposium


Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies are rapidly growing fields of research reflected in many disciplines –political science, psychology, comparative literature, anthropology, music, feminist and gender studies, sociology, art, and history. The ME/SA Research Symposium is an initiative of the Middle East/South Asia Studies program, and its’ Founding Director, Professor Suad Joseph (Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies) to create a space for students to engage with innovative research topics and build connections in their field of study.



Contact the Community and Outreach Coordinator for ME/SA Studies, Geet Vij at or come by the ME/SA Offices in Kerr Hall.

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Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of spring quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.