ISA South St. Augustine 2022: Call for Proposals

Rethinking Globalization: A Local Look at Global Issues

The extended deadline for paper/panel submissions was July 15, 2022.

The International Studies Association Southern Region invites proposals for participation in our 2022 annual conference, to be held October 7-8 in St. Augustine, FL hosted by Flagler College. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Rethinking Globalization: A local look at global issues.” In today’s hyper-globalized world, it can be difficult to clearly identify the so-called winners and losers of globalization. The uneven nature of both the benefits and costs of globalization have long been a part of academic discourse and policy making circles. At the global level the United Nations continues to work on its Sustainable Development Goals and small local NGOs address community needs. For this year’s conference participants are invited to rethink globalization and the lenses through which it has been traditionally studied. What new frameworks or interdisciplinary approaches might provide clearer insights? How can local actors be better equipped to address global issues at the local level? The impacts of climate change, pandemics, financial crises, supply chain disruptions, and conflicts among the world’s major powers are all global in scope, but impact local communities differently, so how can we understand those differences best and address them appropriately from a global scale? These are just some of the questions papers and panels might consider. 

We encourage paper, panel, and roundtable submissions related to the theme, though we welcome proposals on any topic related to international studies. ISA-South seeks to showcase the work of junior and senior scholars as well as students. Submissions from those in academia, government, non-governmental organizations, the armed forces, and other entities are all strongly encouraged.
Paper proposals must include an abstract of less than 200 words. Panel proposals must include 4-5 papers and at least one discussant. Roundtable proposals required between 4 and 10 participants, and a 200 word abstract illustrating the roundtable’s aims and expected outcomes.

Panel, roundtable, and individual paper proposals must be submitted via the ISA website. Although an ISA account is needed to access the system, you do not need to be a member of the International Studies Association to submit proposals or attend the conference.
This year we also invite proposals for innovative panels. We welcome panel proposals that push beyond the typical panel format and encourage participants to interact and learn in new, creative ways such as town hall meetings, simulations, performance art, film screening, and audience participation. Hybrid formats are discouraged. The selection process will take into account the quality, feasibility, and cost of each proposal. 

Student Paper Awards

The region would like to extend a special invitation to student participants.

Graduate Student Paper Award

Graduate students are encouraged to submit paper proposals and, if accepted, to compete in the ISA-South Jim Winkates Graduate Student Paper Competition. To be eligible for an award, students must attend the Saturday luncheon and must be active ISA members. Three prizes will be awarded: Grand Prize: $350; First Runner-up: $250; Second Runner-up: $150.

Undergraduate Student Paper Award

We welcome undergraduate paper submissions, but require students to have a faculty sponsor who commits to attending the conference. To be eligible for an award, students interested in competing in the ISA-South Undergraduate Student Paper Competition must attend the Saturday luncheon and must be active ISA members. One prize will be awarded: $100.

To be considered for one of the paper awards, students must be on the program and must submit full papers by e-mail to ISA South President Kirsten Taylor at by September 1, 2022. Undergraduates submitting papers for consideration should identify their faculty sponsor in the message and include the faculty sponsor’s email address in the cc field. Questions may be submitted to the same email address.

Travel Support

ISA-South provides travel support on a competitive basis for up to ten graduate and undergraduate students up to $250.00 and for two untenured faculty members up to $350.00 to attend the International Studies Association-South Conference on October 7-8, 2022. In order to receive travel support you must, be a member of the International Studies Association, attend the ISA-South 2022 conference, present a completed paper at the conference and send a request to ISA South President Kirsten Taylor at no later than September 1, 2022. You will be notified by the program chair via e-mail if your request for travel support has been approved. Undergraduate students wishing to be considered must have a faculty sponsor who commits to attending the conference. Undergraduate status, and the contact details for a faculty sponsor, must be provided to Kirsten Taylor at

Please review the ISA travel grant policy for a list of covered expenses. ISA South travel grant reimbursement forms will be distributed after the luncheon on Saturday. Awardees must complete the reimbursement forms, provide all receipts for lodging and travel to the program chair no later than October 21st in order to receive reimbursement. Please e-mail all receipts as attachments to Kirsten Taylor at

Travel Tips

While are not contracting with any hotel this year there are many hotels, motels, BNB’s and AIRBNB’s to choose from. It is advisable to book early as hotels in the area can fill quickly with tourists to this popular spot. Be sure to check out hotels here.

For information about lodging or transport from the airport please e-mail Program Chair Brenda Kauffman at

Program Chair

Brenda Marie Kauffman
Flagler College

Submissions Closed

Sorry, the submission period for ISA South 2022 ended July 15th. For more information, please contact the program chair. Even if you did not submit, anyone is welcome to register and attend the conference.

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