Writing and Literacies SIG 137
Message from SIG Chair

Welcome to the Writing & Literacies SIG!

We are a vibrant, strong SIG with a diverse membership, and we hope you’ll find a home here. We’re excited to offer a broad program at the annual AERA conference in San Antonio, thanks to the hard work of our Program Chair Kathy Mills and all of our volunteer reviewers. David Kirkland, Executive Director of the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and The Transformation of Schools, is giving a talk at our Business meeting on Saturday night (6:30-8:30) titled “The Truth That I Owe You”: Teaching Literacy in the Light of #BlackLivesMatter. In addition to time for questions and answers after Dr. Kirkland’s talk, we will have ample time for socializing, connecting, and talking about writing and literacies. The SIG is also cosponsoring a special session with the Arts and Learning, Bilingual Education, Hispanic Research Issues, Literature, and Second Language Research SIGs, a conversation and reception for Dr. Carmen Tafolla, the first Poet Laureate of San Antonio (6:15-8:15 PM, Friday night). We welcome all of our members at both events!

If you’re a prospective member, please join our community: Add to our newsletters, learn from your colleagues, make new connections, present your work! We look forward to hearing from prospective and current members through our social media outlets as well on Twitter at @writinglit and on Facebook in the AERA Writing & Literacies SIG group.

Have a great academic year.

Jessica Zacher Pandya
Writing & Literacies SIG Chair


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SIG Purpose
To promote research in writing and literacy at all age levels and across cultural and social (including institutional) contexts; to provide a forum for idea exchange related to writing and literacy research, theory, and practice across disciplines.
Who We Are

We have over 590 members.  Consider joining us!

AERA Writing and Literacies SIG Executive Committee

Chair: Kathy Mills (Kathy.Mills@acu.edu.au), 
Learning Sciences Institute Australia 

Program Chair: Amy Stornaiuolo (amystorn@gse.upenn.edu),
University of Pennsylvania

Secretary/Treasurer: Anna Smith (amsmi11@ilstu.edu), 
Illinois State University

Communication Chair: Jayne C. Lammers (jlammers@warner.rochester.edu),
University of Rochester
Past Chair: Jessica Zacher Pandya, California State University

AERA Writing and Literacies SIG Service

Social Media Co-ordinators: Martha Hoff, University of Rochester, and Jon Wargo, Michigan State University
Historian/Assistant Secretary: Robert LeBlanc, University of Pennsylvania
Awards Committee Chair: Laura Apol, Michigan State University
Awards Committee: Kelly Wissman, University at Albany, SUNY, Antero Garcia, Colorado State University, and JuliAnna Ávila,  University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Awards History

In an effort to complete our SIG historical records and fill in a few unknowns, the AERA Writing & Literacies SIG is asking members for information about past winners of the Steve Cahir Award & Steve Witte Award

If you received or you know someone who received either of these two awards from the SIG, please email our current SIG Historian, Robert LeBlanc at rleblanc@gse.upenn.edu with the name of the awardee and the year.

Steve Cahir Award
Past winners:
Anne Whitney, Pennsylvania State University (2008)

Steve Witte Award
Past winners: Linda Flower (2007)
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