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#VirtualASN: From a Distance. Together.  

Virtual ASN is an online initiative that will periodically bring together our worldwide ASN community at a time of physical distance. The calendar of past and upcoming vASN events is posted below.        


How to Get Published in Academic Journals: A Conversation with Nationalities Papers Editors

Thursday, July 2nd, 1pm EST

In this #virtualASN Webinar the panelists provide a general overview of the peer review process for those interested in publishing their work in social science academic journals. Then they provide details about publishing in Nationalities Papers, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Cambridge University Press for the Association for the Study of Nationalities. Nationalities Papers is the place to turn for cutting edge multidisciplinary work on nationalism, migration, diasporas, and ethnic conflict. We publish high-quality peer-reviewed articles from historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, as well as scholars from other fields.


Harris Mylonas, Editor in Chief of Nationalities Papers, (George Washington U, USA); 
Ned Whalley, Managing Editor of Nationalities Papers; 
Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Associate Editor of Nationalities Papers (King’s College London, UK);
Roland Spickermann, Book Review Editor of Nationalities Papers (U of Texas of the Permian Basin, USA)


Julie George, Associate Editor of Nationalities Papers, (Queens College and the Graduate Center, City U of New York, USA)

Teaching Nationalism in Turbulent Times

Thursday, June 18th, 1pm EST

Teaching nationalism to college students has never been more relevant and necessary, yet in a context of emergency remote teaching there has been little time to consider how to approach teaching nationalism in uncertain times. This roundtable contextualizes the role of nationalism in world events and features experienced teachers of nationalism who examine the kinds of issues teachers need to be ready to engage. The panel highlights strategies to approach sensitive subjects and ways that online and offline assignments can stimulate students’ awareness of nationalism in the world around them.


Peter Rutland, Wesleyan U, US 
Julie George, Queen's College CUNY, US 
David Stroup, U of Manchester, UK 
Eleanor Knott, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Moderating: Paul Goode, U of Bath, UK

Democratic Backsliding in the Balkans. 

Thursday, June 4th, 1pm EST

Through a comparative analysis, including Bosnia and Croatia, the panel examined how EU accession and membership, subnational levels of democracy, and the extent to which the independent media and the judicial framework remained autonomous, may have contributed to democratic de-consolidation and the rise of authoritarianism. 

Jelena Džankić (European U Institute, Italy), 
Damir Kapidžić (U of Sarajevo, Bosnia)
Dario Čepo (U of Zagreb, Croatia). 
Moderator: Mila Dragojević (U of the South, Sewanee, US), Coordinator the ASN Convention Program Committee Balkans section.

Nationalism and the Pandemic.

Thursday, May 7th, 1pm EST

The inaugural roundtable  featured four leading academic voices from the ASN global community: 


Florian Bieber (U of Graz, Austria)
Kanchan Chandra (NYU, US)
John Hall (McGill U, Canada)
Gwendolyn Sasse (ZOiS, Germany/U of Oxford, UK). 
President Zsuzsa Csergo (Queen’s U, Canada) moderated the panel.