Call for Proposals: Lightning Round at the 2022 South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD) Conference

via Gautami Shah, et al

Dear Colleagues,

Due to popular demand, we have decided to have another round of the South Asian languages in the Diaspora Conference. 

Circumstances permitting, this time we hope to have it as a hybrid conference, with in-person meetings at the University of Texas at Austin. The dates are May14-15, 2022.

Please see the call for proposals to participate in ‘lightning rounds’ below. We hope to see you, either in-person or virtually, at the conference.

With warm regards

Seema Khurana (she/her/hers), Faculty Emerita, Yale University

Gabriela Nik Ilieva (she/her/hers), NYU

Gautami Shah (she/her/hers), UT-Austin


Call for Proposals to present in lightning rounds.

South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD)  2022

 Co-sponsored by 

South Asian Studies Council, MacMillan Center, Yale University; 

South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin; and 

South Asian Language Programs, New York University.

 Saturday May 14th  (full day)

Sunday May 15th   (half day)

 Currently planned as a Hybrid mode conference 

with in-person meetings at the University of Texas at Austin 

The South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD) Conference seeks to provide a platform to educators and related stakeholders in the field of South Asian languages, literatures, and translation, to share experiences and create meaningful partnerships.

Proposals are solicited for presentation in ‘lightning rounds’ (10 mins each).

While any theme related to the teaching and learning of South Asian languages in the diaspora are welcome, preference will be given to presentations addressing pedagogical innovations promoting critical thinking and creative self-expression in the target language, and issues of diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), social justice with examples for integration of language, culture and content.

In the proposal please include the following:

(i) Name of presenter, institutional affiliation & language if applicable

(ii) Tentative title

(iii) 100 words abstract for inclusion on the program website.

(iv) Proposal text (approximately half page write up)

Deadline: All proposal submissions must be received no later than Sunday February 20th. Applicants will be notified by Sunday March 6th as to whether their proposal has been accepted.

Please send all submissions and inquiries to

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