The Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the 5th Biennial Graduate Conference on South Asian Religions (GCSAR). The GCSAR is an inherently interdisciplinary conference, facilitating critical and scholastically rigorous conversations across historical periods, geographies, methodologies, and subject matter. We are pleased to welcome Ayesha Irani, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at University of Massachusetts-Boston, as our keynote for the conference.

We encourage single-paper proposals as well as panel submissions from graduate students working on South Asian traditions including, but not limited to, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism. We invite submissions from graduate students engaged in original research in disciplines including religious studies, women and gender studies, philosophy, anthropology, history, linguistics, sociology, area or diasporic studies, political science, and geography.

Please submit a 300-word abstract, 5 keywords describing your proposal, and a CV to by April 15th, 2019. Decisions will be communicated by May 15th, 2019.

For an overview of past conferences, please click the relevant year below.