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Call for Nominations, Term 2024-2026

August 13, 2023

Dear DSE SIG Family,

The DSE’s nominating committee is accepting nominations for SIG officers for 2-year positions (positions begin in Spring/Summer 2024 and continue through AERA 2025. Officer positions offer a great opportunity to become more involved in the SIG and develop relationships with other SIG members. If you wish to nominate someone or self-nominate, please contact the nominating committee no later than September 29, 2023.       

Positions Open for Nomination:

1. Co-chair (to replace Emily Nusbaum)

2. Program Co-chair (to replace Valentina Migliarini)

3. Secretary/Treasurer (to replace Kimiya Magzhi)

Descriptions of Positions:

Chair(s). The Chair(s) shall be responsible for the general administration of the SIG, for ensuring that the SIG Bylaws are followed, and shall act as a liaison between the SIG and AERA and the SIG and the SIG Executive Committee. The Chair(s) shall preside at all meetings of the SIG’s Executive Committee and at the Annual Business Meeting. The Chair(s) shall act as a parliamentarian or shall appoint a SIG member to serve in that role for each meeting. The Chair(s) shall appoint ad hoc committees as needed. Unless otherwise specified in these Bylaws, the Chair of the SIG shall appoint persons to assist officers, chair committees, or carry out other work of the SIG.

Program Chair(s). The Program Chair(s) shall be responsible for creating and disseminating a Call for Papers, coordinating reviews, organizing panels for the annual meeting, and conducting all reporting procedures in accordance with AERA bylaws.

Secretary/Treasurer. The secretary/treasurer shall be responsible for the safekeeping of all financial documents and any official correspondence and meeting minutes of SIG/DSE.

Required Information for Nominations:

1. The candidate’s full name

2. The institutional affiliation and/or professional status of the candidate

3. A biographical statement for the candidate, which can be up to 250 words.

All nominations must be received by September 29, 2023. Please email the information to us a Word document or PDF. All candidates must be current members of the SIG. Please send the nomination information and any questions to Emily Nusbaum ( and Lydia Ocasio-Stoutenburg (

Thank you for considering and we welcome your contributions!

Take care,

Lydia and Emily

AERA Statement on the Hateful Acts in Charlottesville
August 18, 2017
The American Educational Research Association condemns racism in all its forms and joins others throughout our nation in the fight to eradicate hate, injustice, and racial violence. The recent events in Charlottesville not only make visible how White supremacy, racism, antisemitism, religious persecution, homophobia, and xenophobia continue to permeate our society, but also remind us of the critical importance of studying, analyzing, and broadly communicating about these patterns and structures. Our social responsibility as a community of education researchers is to engage in producing knowledge and to share that knowledge with clarity and integrity.
A wide range of scholarship can and must be used to inform and engage current and future generations in the multiple stories of our pasts, the realities of our presents, and the critical demands of our futures. We need to uncover and analyze how our educational system is connected to our past and present legacies of racism in all of its forms—how our institutions and practices persistently reproduce inequities. We must also develop the knowledge and evidence that can lead to practices and policies that address hate, support understanding and respect of others, and disrupt the divisive patterns of disparity and denigration. Researchers, together with educators across all levels of education, must confront the racism, xenophobia, power and privilege, and injustice that permeate the ordinary life of our nation and world and interrogate and teach the histories of our past. No one should leave our educational institutions thinking that the expressions of hate that were on display in Charlottesville are just legitimate “points of view” or acceptable acts of “free speech.” No one should leave our classrooms or campuses believing that the symbols of oppression and killing are mere logos.
Education is fundamentally about our futures as a nation and a world, for education can empower the next generation of human beings who can promote and protect human rights, build institutions, make laws, create knowledge and art, and imagine and make possible a just world. AERA is committed to providing the knowledge base and working with other scientific organizations to support educators and others in our communities to be able to confront hate and to teach all people to know the histories of slavery, racism, genocide, inhumanity, oppression, colonialism, and White supremacy, as well as to know and learn from the stories of those who have fought and devoted their lives to justice. We strive to make known and foster the use of research on institutional and individual factors that engender prejudice and acts of violence against groups. As researchers, we must be prepared to support educators with tools, knowledge, and expertise to notice, name, deal with, and confront these issues as they arise in our contemporary world, our communities, and in our institutions and classrooms.
Now is the time, as new school and academic years commence, to ensure that we do not ignore or forget the realities that underlie what we have just experienced nor resume a normalcy that belies the scholarship that we have. AERA is committed to continuing this conversation as we go from city to city. It is our priority in planning for the 2018 Annual Meeting in April in New York and speaks to the very heart of this year’s theme—“The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.”
Deborah Loewenberg Ball, AERA President
Felice J. Levine, AERA Executive Director