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IPA SIG Bobby Wright Flyer 2021 

The AERA IPA SIG is seeking Nominations for the 2022 Bobby Wright Award. The 2022 Bobby Wright Award for Early Career Contributions to Research in Indigenous Education recognizes a scholar in the early stages of their research career (ABD up to two years post-tenure) who has developed a significant program of research and service to Indigenous communities on important issues in Indigenous education. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Wright had served in a variety of leadership positions at the Rocky Boy Tribal School, the University of Montana’s Center for Native American Studies, and the Pennsylvania State University Center for the Study of Higher Education. He earned many honors for his research.



This award recognizes outstanding research, scholarship and service in Indigenous local and/or global contexts. Membership in AERA and the SIG is not required to be nominated or to be a recipient of an award.


Nominations are encouraged of previous nominees who did not receive the award. Contingent on COVID-19 safety guidelines, award recipients will accept the award in person and deliver a brief talk relating to the annual AERA theme focusing on Indigenous research during the 2022 AERA IPA SIG Business Meeting.


Nominations for the Bobby Wright Award should include:


1) A letter of nomination outlining the basis for the nomination, including a detailed description of the nominee’s contributions and impact through scholarship, professional practice, and/or service to Indigenous communities in advancing the study of Indigenous education;


2) Support materials including nominee’s current curriculum vita, a representative scholarly publication(s) by the nominee;


3) Contact information from individuals willing to provide a testimony of the nominees contributions. Include name, e-mail and phone number. Minimum of two individuals should be included.


All nomination documents can be emailed to the IPA SIG Chair, Anna Lees
( by December 1, 2021, closing date for receipt of complete nomination packet. Questions and/or comments can be directed to Dr. Lees by email.

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