Special Issue Title: Changing the Subject: Foucault’s Ongoing Legacy in Educational Research, Theory, and Practice
Edited by Karen Zaino (The Graduate Center, CUNY) & Debbie Sonu (Hunter College, CUNY)
The TRAUE journal and guest editors Karen Zaino and Debbie Sonu are seeking full manuscripts for a special issue scheduled for publication in Spring 2021.
Michel Foucault’s theoretical and genealogical oeuvre has led to transformative and controversial ways of thinking about power, truth, and the governing of society. The aim of this issue is to feature the work of graduate students from a variety of disciplines in education as they grapple with the concepts, ideas and methodologies offered by this unique and provocative thinker. In challenge to the intolerable injustices of the contemporary moment and modern society, Foucault argued that deep theoretical thinking should always be in the service of understanding how we live in the present world, including what we take for granted and the circulation of knowledge that make what we know, think, and feel seem self-evident and true.
With this in mind, we seek a range of contributions that employ Foucauldian theories and/or methods to issues in urban education. We broadly conceptualize “urban education” as the interconnected social, historical, economic, and political processes that shape learning within urban contexts. Urban education encompasses pre-K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, and a range of out-of-school contexts, including community-based organizations, after school programs, and other informal and/or intergenerational learning environments. Given that urban education is a multi- and interdisciplinary endeavor, we encourage scholars from a range of fields to submit.
Possible submission topics may include:
Deadline for all submissions is August 1, 2020.
Submissions to TRAUE are reviewed with the intention of publishing original work by graduate students and of providing instructive feedback for emerging scholars. Manuscripts should be original submission, not published elsewhere, and follow the submission guidelines and instructions found HERE.
All manuscripts are subject to a preliminary internal review by the guest editors and those deemed appropriate for publication will be sent anonymously to at least two reviewers.
For more information, please contact both Karen Zaino (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Debbie Sonu (email@example.com).
Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA)
Sixth International Conference 2020
Interrogating Cultural Responsiveness against the Backdrop of Racism and Colonialism
September 30 - October 2, 2020
We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Our sincere condolences to any of you who have lost family or loved ones and hopes for speedy recovery of any who are experiencing poor health. The health disparities laid bare by COVID-19 data and the murders of African American citizens at the hands of law enforcement underscore the importance of addressing racism, which is the backdrop in this year’s conference theme.
Hopeful and optimistic planning continue for the Sixth International Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) 2020 Conference, Interrogating Cultural Responsiveness against the Backdrop of Racism and Colonialism, scheduled to be held September 30-October 2 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago IL. Our three stellar keynote speakers include:
The early bird discount registration rate will end August 7. If for some unfortunate reason, the conference must be cancelled, the decision will be made and announced prior to August 7 and registration fees will be fully refunded.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Tim Leyhe at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com .
UA Qualitative Research faculty Kelly W. Guyotte and Stephanie Anne Shelton, with alumna Maureen A. Flint, recently published an article in Gender and Education entitled "Giving Up As a Willful Feminist Practice." You can read their abstract here:
What do we, as women, give up? What does it mean to give up as a woman in academia? We explored this question through a study with women doctoral students to reframe giving up as a purposeful, willful act. Sara Ahmed describes willfulness in relation to women who are perceived as resisting norms, shifting away from normative expectations, refusing what is expected. In this work, we push against the prevailing discourses of women in academia as passively encountering problems, facing issues, and making sacrifices. We explore what it means to give up through three women’s archives and objects of willfulness. Willfulness becomes a generative, sweaty concept through which we interrogate and understand practices of giving up by women doctoral students.
NVivo Virtual Workshop: Best Practices for Collaborating with Colleagues and Research Teams -- Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 1-2 PM CDT.
Please join Stacy Penna, NVivo Community Director, and Karleigh Riesen, Research & Instruction Librarian, for a virtual NVivo workshop. This training session will focus on advanced features, tools, coding techniques, and methods for communicating within NVivo that support collaborative research projects. This workshop is open to all faculty, staff, and students and is applicable for all levels of NVivo experience. To register for this virtual workshop, please see details below.
NVivo Virtual Workshop: Best Practices for Collaborating with Colleagues and Research Teams
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: 1 – 2 PM CDT
There is no fee to attend.
Please feel free to forward this invite to colleagues who might be interested in attending.
If you have more questions, please contact Karleigh Riesen, Research and Instruction Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear QR SIG Members,
As part of our commitment to cultivating mentorship opportunities in the QR SIG, the Mentoring Committee is now inviting participation in the 2020 Proposal Forum. The past four proposal mentorship programs received positive feedback from both mentors and mentees and we would like to extend and expand on the program again this year. Thus, we are looking for: 1) graduate students and early career faculty who are planning to submit to the QR SIG and would like feedback on their draft proposals; and 2) experienced qualitative faculty and researchers who would be willing to serve as mentors to graduate students and early career qualitative researchers who intend to submit proposals.
As you likely know, it remains difficult to get on the program at AERA, and some qualitative researchers may benefit from support as they begin to prepare their submissions. Graduate students and early career faculty can receive that support by signing up to be paired with an experienced QR SIG member who will read a draft of their proposal and offer critical feedback. Although participating in the feedback forum does not guarantee acceptance, those who participated in years past said the supportive feedback they received helped them to improve their work.
If you are interested in being a Proposal Forum MENTEE, please submit your information through the following link:
If you are interested in being a Proposal Forum MENTOR/REVIEWER, please submit your information through the following link:
Please submit this information by Wednesday, June 10th. The Mentoring Committee will then match mentees with mentors/reviewers. Mentees will be expected to submit a draft of their proposal to their reviewer by Friday, June 26th and feedback will be expected by Wednesday, July 8th. If you have any questions, feel free to email Francheska Starks (email@example.com).
A new article was recently published by UA qualitative research faculty members, Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton and Dr. Kelly W. Guyotte, along with former graduate student and current Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, Dr. Maureen A. Flint. Entitled entitled "(Wo)monstrous Suturing: Woman Doctoral Students Cutting Together/Apart", the article appears in a special issue of Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology and centers the experiences and understandings of women doctoral students during two separate focus groups and collaborative collages. (Re)theorizing “monsters” as “intra-sectional” through Karen Barad’s and Kimberlé Crenshaw’s scholarship, these scholars (re)position the “monstrous” as agentive and self-creative concepts.
Open access to this article can be found here: https://journals.hioa.no/index.php/rerm/article/view/3673
Dear QR SIG Members:
The QR SIG Mentoring Committee is again offering the opportunity for its members to receive one-on-one or small group guidance from established and well-regarded qualitative scholars through our Office Hours initiative. Office Hours matches graduate students and early career faculty with those more established in the field for face-to-face meetings at the AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. We are now inviting mentees (graduate students and early career faculty) the opportunity to participate by responding through the survey link below. This year, we are asking that participants request 3-5 scholars with whom they would like to meet. Though we cannot guarantee a match with these individuals, we will reach out to the requested scholars to see if they are interested and available to participate at this year’s AERA meeting in San Francisco. If you need ideas of scholars to request that will be at AERA, the online program is available at: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aera/aera20/. You can search by “Unit” and “SIG” to see sessions within the QR SIG.
Anyone is welcome to sign up, but space is limited and assignments will be made in the order requests are received. If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/9voR7TC98ugWvX427,
which asks for specific topics to be explored and the mentors you are interested in speaking with. If you have any questions, please email Susan Cannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Adam Clark Adam.T.Clark@asu.edu. Please complete this form no later than February 7th, 2020. Once we confirm matches, we will send an email connecting you and the scholar so that you can determine a time to meet that works with your AERA schedules. We plan to have matches completed in early March.
We hope you will consider taking advantage of this opportunity!
QR SIG Mentoring Committee
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