AERA 2023: Announcements
AERA 2023: Announcements
AERA 2023: Call for Submissions


2021 Call for Submissions 

We are looking forward to receiving interesting paper proposals for the forthcoming Cultural-Historical Research Special Interest Group (SIG #30) of the AERA Annual Meeting taking place in Orlando, Florida, April 9-12, 2021.

The Cultural-Historical Research Special Interest Group (SIG #30) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is a diverse grouping of researchers who approach learning, development and social change from a cultural-historical, socio-cultural and/or activity theoretic perspective. Common themes of research and conversation draw on Vygotsky, Luria, Leont’ev, Bakhtin, Mead, and many others. The aim of this SIG is to bring together scholars applying cultural-historical-theoretical frameworks, and to develop their use further in order to foster the exchange and development of new ideas. We welcome innovative, theoretical and empirical work as well as micro- and macro-level analysis within historically evolving formal and non-formal contexts. We encourage proposals on a range of topics including, but not limited to, cultural-historical research that connects with art; activism; theoretical explorations with Critical Theory, Critical Race Theory, Queer Theory, Critical Indigenous Theory, Feminist Theory, Organization Studies, Learning Sciences, Education, Cultural Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Dialogism and Discourse Theory, and related approaches. Also, methodological innovations that bridge C-H theory with lenses such as Participatory Action Research, Design-based Research, Visual Methods, etc. are of interest. Please note that we are also developing sessions exploring what it means to be human in the Anthropocene Era and highlighting how C-H approaches to answer that question. If you have any work related to this SIG theme please share your proposals with us.

Submission period ends: Wednesday July 22, 2020 (11:59 pm, PDT).  Please encourage your colleagues to submit to our SIG #30 even if they are not yet members.

Please note the AERA Guidelines and criteria for the submissions.  See more information about our SIG #30. See more information about the AERA 2021 conference.

If you have any questions please contact:

Best wishes, officers of the SIG #30:

Co-ChairsArturo Cortez, University of Colorado Boulder & Anu Kajamaa, University of Helsinki 

Co-Program ChairsHeeok Jeong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst & José Ramón Lizárraga, University of Colorado Boulder,  

Secretary/TreasurerAlfredo Jornet Gil, University of Oslo & Kalonji Nzinga, University of Colorado Boulder, and

Website/Communications ChairMike Rifino, The Graduate Center