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Sikhs and Sikhism in North America


We invite papers on Sikhs and Sikhism in North America. While proposals must include a North American component, we welcome proposals that explore Sikh experience across geographical boundaries, and encourage proposals from a wide range of methodological and disciplinary approaches. In their consideration of the development and transformation of Sikhism in North American diasporic contexts, proposals may address a variety of themes, including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, space, politics, activism, literature, arts, education and practices. How has transnationalism shaped the production of Sikh beliefs, practices, and institutions or conceptions of Sikhism in North America? How do Sikhs and Sikhism engage with liberal ideologies (e.g. secularism) or public policies (e.g. multiculturalism) in the North American diaspora? In what ways has Sikh self-understanding and engagement been informed by their North American contexts?

Co-Chairs:

Michael Hawley, mhawley@mtroyal.ca

Nirinjan Khalsa, nirinjan.khalsa@lmu.edu

Helen Jin Kim, helenjkim@emory.edu

SueJeanne Koh, sj.koh@uci.edu