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DATE EXTENDED for Junior Scholars Works-In-Progress Workshop Proposals

All pre-tenure professors are invited to submit early-stage papers to be considered for inclusion in the Junior Scholars Works-In-Progress Workshop at the 2015 SEALS annual meeting.  Selected participants will workshop their papers in an intimate discussion group format.  Any professor who has not yet been conferred tenure is eligible to submit, regardless of (and, if applicable, in addition to) participation in the New Scholars Workshop program.

There will be several Works-in-Progress workshops, and papers will be topically grouped. Each workshop will be limited to four authors, all of whom will be assigned a senior scholar who will open the discussion of the paper and provide detailed feedback during the workshop.   The goal of the workshops is to provide detailed feedback from senior scholars on early-stage works, and to give Junior scholars the experience of collaboratively workshopping an early-stage work.   If selected to present, Junior scholar participants are expected to attend their assigned workshop and read and comment on the submissions of the other three participants in the workshop as well.

Submissions should be an early-stage work of 5-10 pages in length.  This may be an introduction or excerpt from a longer paper, an extended abstract, or a précis describing a yet-to-be executed paper concept, so long as it represents work in an early stage of development.   Submissions exceeding 10 pages will not be considered. Eligible participants include all untenured professors. Those who participate in the New Scholars presentations are also eligible to participate, but the early-stage work submitted for this Call for Papers must be a different paper than the one submitted for presentation at the New Scholars Presentation.

Please note that participation in this program does not preclude participation in other panels or programs at SEALS, as discussion groups are exempt from the “one panel per person rule.”

The new submission deadline is December 15, 2014 and notifications will be made by February 1, 2015. Submissions can be made by e-mailing a copy of your work to

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Laurin ( or Kami Chavis  Simmons (

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