Call for Papers: Asian Americans and the New South

Call for Papers:

Asian Americans and the New South (University of Georgia Press)
Edited by Khyati Y. Joshi and Jigna Desai


The American South has a rich and vibrant tapestry of longstanding Asian American communities as well as exponentially growing recent ones. In addition to the historical presence of Asian Americans for the last two centuries (e.g., Chinese Americans in Mississippi and Filipino Americans in New Orleans), geographically diverse areas including Atlanta, the Research Triangle (Chapel Hill, Raleigh -Durham), New Orleans, Orlando and Nashville, have also become sites of recent immigration and internal migration. In an attempt to recognize and reckon with these historical and emerging minority communities, scholarly fields are beginning to map these unique histories, new communities, and the South’s changing racial formations. This interdisciplinary anthology seeks to bring together essays that touch upon a wide-ranging number of topics that reflect the breadth and depth of the Asian American presence in the South. Historical perspectives on Asian Americans in the South. Contributions will be sought for an anthology exploring the historical, political, cultural, social, and/or economic issues associated with Asian Americans in the South. We would be interested in manuscripts that examine any of the following:

  • Historical Perspectives on Asian Americans in the American South
  • Asian American Religious Communities
  • Past and emerging AA racial formations
  • The South as regional and transnational crossroads
  • Interethnic and panethnic relations among Asian Americans
  • Multiracial and interracial relations
  • Katrina and its consequences
  • Education
  • Social movements in the South
  • Labor, class and social organizing
  • Internal migration or transnationalism
  • Public health, illness and/or the body
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Policies, politics, and/or politicians in Asian American communities
  • The impact of organizing around current immigration policies
  • Past and emerging AA racial formations
  • Second and third generation identities


Abstracts Due: 06.01.07

Final Drafts Due: 11.15.07

Manuscript Length: 6000-8000 words

For more information contact:

  • Khyati Y. Joshi, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University * khyati-AT-fdu-DOT-edu
  • Jigna Desai, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies & Director, Asian American Studies Program, University of Minnesota * desai003-AT-umn-DOT-edu

Khyati Y. Joshi
Assistant Professor
School of Education
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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