SACPAN 2020 will take place at Simon Fraser University Vancouver, 28-29 February 2020.

SACPAN is the “South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest”, which has been running for more than 40 years. Its purpose is to stimulate and acknowledge a community of scholars, and involves universities in the US and Canada. Simon Fraser University is proud to be its host for 2020.  

Please come to join in SACPAN downtown Vancouver on 28 and 29 February ! SACPAN has always been a multi-disciplinary gathering, and multi-media experience. Our gathering is called


On behalf of the SFU SACPAN Group, we invite you to write to us with proposals for panels or presentations. Friday 28 February evening will be public multi-media event staged in cooperation with UBC. Saturday 29 February will be available 9am-5pm for roundtables and conversations. We plan to provide lunch for participants on Saturday.

Proposals should be sent to Robert Anderson at:

Participants are expected to finance their costs.

Deadline for proposals is 15 November 2019.

Organizing Committee for  SACPAN 2020 – Bob Anderson (Communication), Luke Clossey (History + Global Asia), Parin Dossa (Sociology), Bidisha Ray (History), Stacy Pigg (Anthropology), Habiba Zaman (GSWS).

Past SACPAN programs:
  • 2019 (at UW-Seattle)
  • 2018 (at UBC)
  • 2017 (at UW-Seattle) “The Intellectual Chimera of South Asia: Interdisciplinary Questions about Area Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences”.
  • 2016 (at UO-Portland) “The Age of Intolerance in South Asia: Contextualizing Extremism in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan”
  • 2015 (at UBC) “Works in Progress”