ISA Northeast Annual Conference 2020

Transnationalism in World Politics: Beyond Methodological Nationalism in International Studies

November 5th - 7th

Hosted by ISA-Northeast


More information will be posted as it becomes available.

This conference has closed. This page is kept for archival purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact ISA Headquarters.

Recordings of Roundtables and Panels

The virtual format of this year’s conference enables us to record the live presentations and discussions of the roundtables and paper panels. As a default, all events will be recorded unless a member of the panel or roundtable objects, and you will see a notification of this when you first enter your Zoom room. These recordings can then be shared on the ISA website and/or the ISA YouTube channel to reach a broad audience. To ensure that the recording of conference items occurs with your full awareness and consent, please contact the Program Chair, John G. Oates, and advise him of any concerns you might have about recording your event no later than November 4.

After the events have been recorded, we will contact each panel or roundtable a second time before making the recording available for viewing to a broader audience. At that time, you will have another opportunity to indicate whether you object to making the recording available for viewing, and recordings will only be made available to a broader audience if no member of the panel or roundtable objects.


The International Studies Association-Northeast (ISA-NE) is pleased to announce its plans to hold a virtual conference event on November 5-7, 2020. This virtual event is designed to meet the needs of our members for networking, mentoring and scholarly discussion while adapting to the health risks posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will consist of roundtables and paper panels scheduled between 8am and 6pm, EST, on November 5, 6 and 7. The event will retain core elements of the traditional ISA-NE conference, including a keynote address from Professor Robbie Shilliam of Johns Hopkins University, a plenary panel on the conference theme, and a virtual Scholar’s Circle event. It will also include the Interpretive and Relational Research Methodology Workshop for graduate students, and the Pedagogy Workshop for junior faculty and graduate students to be held on November 14, 2020.



Pre-registration Deadline: September 28, 2020

Conference Updates

Program Chair

John G. Oates

Florida International University


In lieu of travel grants, we are pleased to be able to offer small grants to offset technology, child care, and other documented expenses associated with participation in a synchronous virtual conference event. Scholars whose papers are accepted for presentation are eligible to apply; recipients must be ISA members at the time of the conference to receive funds. Requests should be made to the ISA-NE President, Andrew Ross (, no later than 28 September 2020. Priority will be given to graduate students, junior scholars, and scholars without institutional support.


Pre-registration Deadline: September 28, 2020