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Division B and 2015 Annual Meeting

Dear Division B,

We are excited to announce the 2018 AERA Division B: Curriculum Studies Annual Pre-Conference Seminars, which will be held for two days on April 12 (12-5pm, followed by a dinner) and April 13 (9-12pm) in New York City.

This year’s seminars represent a reorientation of research towards healing, disruptions, history and the arts, across multiple contexts and possibilities. We invite you to publicize these as widely as possible, encouraging students and junior faculty to become members of Division B and apply by the deadline: January 31, 2018 (11:59pm EST).

Please find attached full descriptions for the following seminars:

  1. Research as a Curriculum of Healing: Centering Doctoral Work in Current Contexts and Conditions (Graduate Student Seminar)

  2. Early Career Curriculum Scholar Seminar: Thriving Courageously and Creatively in the Contested Landscape of Education

  3. Invigorating Historical Work in Curriculum Studies: Past, Present, and Future

  4. Double Seminar in Globalization Theories, Methods, and Educational Implications

  5. Soka Studies in the Possibilities and Necessities of Non-Western, International and Comparative Curriculum Inquiry

  6. SAY IT OUT LOUD!!!: Using Disruptive Methods in Your Qualitative Dissertation

  7. The Soundscapes of the City: The Spirit of Hip Hop Liberation Honoring Womxn in the Movement

  8. Laboring for Love, Toward Justice, With Joy: Wellness Work for Curriculum Scholars in the Wake of “45”

The Division B Pre-Conference Seminars are an important tradition within the AERA annual meeting structure to which significant budgetary resources are devoted for the promotion of diversity in curriculum theorizing and practice. There will be six $200 stipends available for each seminar. Recipients will be notified prior to the conference date. Participants are responsible for finding their own transportation and accommodation, and must attend for the entire two days. The evening dinner at the end of the first day is an official and required part of the pre-conference seminar.

How to Apply

Send one file containing the following application materials via email (subject line: Div B Pre-Conference: Last name.First name) to the lead facilitator listed on the official call.

  1. Full contact information including name, Department, University, and program you are in, e.g., Master’s or Ph.D. and the sub-area of your Department if applicable, your mailing address with zip or post code, best telephone number, and email address.
  2. A maximum one-page, single-spaced description of how your research relates to the seminar theme and description;
  3. Updated curriculum vitae

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time).

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