The Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society (SERMEISS) will meet for its Spring 2018 meeting at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, March 16-18, 2018.

Paper submissions for the Spring 2018 meeting are now closed. If you are interested in submitting a paper for the Fall 2018 meeting in Valle Crucis, NC, please contact Curtis Ryan (

Proposals must include: title, detailed abstract regarding your topic, thesis, and plan of presentation, and contact information (including department and institutional affiliation) for the presenter. Please also indicate whether you are a faculty member or graduate student, since graduate students will also be eligible for the Herbert L. Bodman Award for graduate presentations.

This is a juried conference, so proposals will be vetted by a conference committee. Applicants will then be contacted regarding the decisions of the committee.

Thank you,

Curtis R. Ryan, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Department of Government and Justice Studies
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina 28608