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2021 Scholars Award

Critical Issues in Curriculum & Cultural Studies (CICCS) SIG

Graduate Student Paper and Early Career Scholars Award


Graduate Student Award:

This award recognizes the scholarship of one student whose work expands upon the themes of this year’s conference and those of the Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies SIG. Submissions must include a single-authored, published or unpublished paper by a graduate student and a letter of nomination from a faculty member. Papers must not exceed more than 20 pages (excluding references, tables, appendices) and be blinded with a separate cover sheet stating name and university affiliation. Papers must be in APA or Chicago style.

The awards committee seeks papers that explore the ways policies, practices, and artifacts shape social histories and transform educational experiences and relationships, with particular interest in work that unsettles and broadens traditional notions of curriculum by utilizing innovative theoretical and methodological perspectives. The award recipient will be recognized at the annual conference business meeting.

Early Career Award:

This award is given to one early career scholar who best demonstrates a consistent commitment to the critical study of curriculum and cultural studies. Applicants must have completed doctoral work no more than six years prior to submission. Self-nominations are accepted.

To be considered for the award, submit a curriculum vitae and two published articles, book chapters, or performance pieces. Applicant must be a member of the SIG. The award recipient will be recognized at the annual conference.

Submission Process:

All application materials must be submitted via email to Boni Wozolek with the subject line “CICCS SIG Award Application: (name of nominee)” at by no later than Sunday, December 7th, 2020. Due to the virtual format, AERA has requested that we do not allow extensions. This way awards can be mailed prior to the conference and in the hands of the recipients for the virtual meeting.