Calls for Papers

SSSL 2022

Final Deadline for Individual Presenter & Panel/Roundtable Proposals: September 17th (Send to

As in conferences past, the 2022 Program Committee welcomes individual paper and panel/roundtable proposals on any topic relevant to the field of “southern studies,” broadly conceived. We especially welcome those that intersect with this year’s theme “Technologies of Region” (Conference CFP) or those that fit within any of the outstanding topics included in our CFP List of Participant-Organized Panels. Even if your research doesn’t quite fit these CFPs, as long as it engages with “the South,” any number of “souths,” or regional studies more thematically, we’d love to see it. Be sure to include with your proposal a short bio and, if you are organizing a panel, bios for your panelists, too.

As we move into fall, you can expect even more updates on registration, pre-conference seminars, keynote speakers, travel funding, and other details.

We also welcome members to indicate on their submissions how they tentatively plan to present their paper — in-person (public health situation allowing), virtually, or in the case of panels, hybrid. This will help us with scheduling, but will not affect the acceptance or evaluation of the papers. In other words, there is no committee bias for one format over another. We only want to have a sense of how we can best organize to meet the needs of the membership.