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
Fall 2016 Newsletter
Spring 2016 Newsletter
Fall 2015 Newsletter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the awardee and the year.