• 2016 World Convention

    2016 World Convention

    ASN's 21st Annual World Convention will take place on April 14-16, 2016. The convention is held in association with the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York City. Proposals deadline is October 29th, 2015. To view the Call for Papers, click here. The final program for the 2015 Annual World Convention, is available here.

  • ASN Conventions

    Annually held in the spring in New York City, the ASN World Convention brings together over 800 scholars from around the world to examine and push forward research on issues of Nationalism, Ethnicity, Violence, Conflict, Economic Development and many other topics.

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ASN Members - established scholars, aspiring doctoral candidates, NGO practitioners, government officials and policy analysts - advance understanding and knowledge of ethnicity, ethnic conflict and nationalism broadly defined. Reserve or renew your membership today!

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About ASN

One of the oldest and most diverse academic associations of its kind, ASN is devoted to the promotion of knowledge and understanding of complex processes of societal transformation taking place in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus, and Eurasia.

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ASN’s flagship publication, Nationalities Papers, was founded in 1972 and is a unique resource for scholarly analyses on the history and contemporary developments of ASN’s areas of focus.

Ethnopolitics, a leading journal on nationalism and ethnic conflict also is affiliated with the Association for the Study of Nationalities.

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Latest News

Call for 2016 Rothschild’s Prize Nominations

Nominate an outstanding book on Russia, Eastern Europe or Eurasia in which substantial attention is paid to questions of ethnicity and/or nationalism for a Rothschild's Prize. The nomination deadline is December 7, 2015. Rules of eligibility can be found here

Call for Papers for ASN’s 2016 Annual World Convention

ASN's Annual World Convention, the largest international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in regional sections on the Balkans, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Caucasus, and Turkey/Greece, as well as thematic sections on Nationalism and Migration/Diasporas. Individual paper and panel proposals are due by October 29, 2015. Please see ASN's 2016 Call for Papers for more details.

2015 Doctoral Student Award Winners

ASN distinguishes excellence in research of 7 promising PhD students.

2015 Rothschild’s Prize is Announced

Congratulations to Madeleine Reeves on winning the 2015 Rothschild's Prize for her "Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia" (Cornell U Press, 2014)

17 Book Panels

The Convention hosts book panels on a wide range of topics. 

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