Call for Papers

Since 2010, the Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference has been bringing together advanced graduate students working on a variety of subjects related to the study of Sikhs. Pairing a community organization with Stanford University’s Center for South Asia and the Sarbjit Singh Aurora Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies, the conference has hosted students from Pakistan to Canada, India to France from over 25 universities. We are excited to return for the 9th annual conference at Stanford University on February 17, 2018.

We are pleased to announce our call for papers. With topics ranging from Gurmukhi fonts in Unix Coding to sex-selective abortion, from Nihangs in the court of Ranjit Singh to diasporic literature, from the Khalistan movement to the North American bhangra circuit, from Sikh sculpture and architecture to representations of masculinity in Punjabi films, we encourage the widest possible range of those pursuing graduate studies on Sikh-related topics.

The conference will be held on February 17, 2018 at Stanford University.

Abstracts Submission Deadline: January 12, 2018.

Proposals for individual papers should be no more than 250 words in length and may be uploaded at the conference website, with a current CV/resume.

Last year, 175+ community members came to participate and converse. We expect an even greater attendance this year with more thought-provoking papers. Be part of the conversation and mark your calendars for this unique experience.