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Message from the President

Dear SASAA Member,

The South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA) appreciates your support as a member and your personal contribution to South Asian studies. In 2017, key events and initiatives included:

  • The first conference supported by the SASAA event funding scheme:  Encounters Within and Across South Asia (UNSW, 13‐14 July 2017).
  • The appointment of an executive officer to provide SASAA with additional support for our various activities and to improve the frequency and content of our communication with members, inclusive of the development of a regular newsletter.
  • The Executive will seek to launch a membership campaign in 2018 and give consideration to the development of a new SASAA prize and an event funding on an annual rather than a biennial basis.
  • The 2018 Biennial ASAA conference has attracted a record number of submissions, including near 100 South Asia related accepted paper presentations. SASAA will support a South Asia Keynote lecture at the conference and a pre-conference thematic workshop.
  • South Asia has had great success over the last year in terms of the impact and quality of published articles and international recognition of the journal.

It is vital for the future of South Asian studies that we continue to retain and renew our membership. I do hope that you will renew your membership for the forthcoming year (1st January – 31st December 2018). Download a membership form here and return with payment to the Treasurer:  Dr N Tikky Wattanapenpaiboon. Please also encourage your colleagues to join and become part of our community of South Asian scholarship.

With best wishes for the New Year,

Dr Michael Gillan
President, South Asian Studies Association of Australia
20th December 2017