AERA to Hold Annual Meeting Workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — Deadline for Applications: March 6
AERA to Hold Annual Meeting Workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — Deadline for Applications: March 6

February 2019

With the generous support of the William T. Grant Foundation and the Spencer Foundation, AERA will hold a workshop titled Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Research on April 4–5, in Toronto, Canada, prior to the start of the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Drawing on the expertise and guidance of senior scholars and researchers, the workshop will review and map the current state of knowledge and methods and look ahead to the evolving diversities of people, ideas, research methodologies, and topics that hold promise for education research in the future.

The workshop aims to help graduate students and early career researchers consider multiple ways to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research agendas. Participants will have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of these concepts, evolve a fuller appreciation of the complexities of inquiry, and benefit from guidance in crafting a research agenda that incorporates multiple issues and modes of inquiry.  In addition to advancing research, the workshop aims to help develop a knowledge base of relevance to policy and practice. 

Workshop faculty will discuss key research on students’ experiences, schools as institutions, and educational and learning processes. In multiple sessions, participants will interact with faculty to discuss the concepts, research, and data related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Attention will be paid to the breadth of scholarship that constitutes education research. Research from fields such as anthropology, demography, public policy, sociology, and psychology will be included in this integrative and interdisciplinary workshop.

The workshop will be led by senior scholars in education research, who will address pertinent issues in diversity, equity, and inclusion, share how their own work has examined these issues, speak to the current knowledge base and related gaps and opportunities, and discuss promising conceptual and methodological directions. Faculty will give brief mini-talks and engage participants in activities to generate discussion.

This workshop seeks to attract advanced graduate students (at the dissertation-writing stage), as well as early career faculty and other researchers who received their doctoral degrees no earlier than 2011. Participants should have an interest in developing new research studies, or have research studies in progress, that draw upon diversity, equity, and inclusion in their conceptual framework, research design or methods, or findings and implications. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

All participants will be reimbursed a maximum of $300 for lodging expenses associated with participation in the workshop on April 3 and/or April 4. Meals during the workshop are included. AERA will notify all applicants of the outcome no later than March 13. All decisions and communications will be through email.

Questions about the workshop can be addressed to