Thursday, June 27, 2013

3rd Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Au

3rd Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading

Saturday, June 29, 2013

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is pleased to host the 3nd Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

The live reading will feature youth writers who have spent a week reading, writing and creating their own works on the canpus of The University of Texas at Austin.

The Barrio Writers program is focused on teen-age participants and consists of free workshops and additional one-on-one tutoring throughout the academic summer break, with monthly cultural arts events during the school year. Through these workshops and events, students build their skills in reading, grammar, creative writing and freedom of expression through the cultural arts.

During the summer a writing workshop is held to empower the teenage community while establishing a self-sufficient educational program that will represent community pride, perseverance and endless possibilities for following generations.

The Barrio Writers program in Austin is partnered with the Center of Mexican American Studies and supported by the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.

CantoMundo 2013, Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Black Box Theater, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas

Saturday, June 29, 2013

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Black Box Theater, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas

More than 20 nationally recognized Latina/o poets from across the United States will gather in Austin, Texas for CantoMundo 2013. Ten of  these poets, along with award-winning poet Valerie Martinez, will present their work in the Black Box Theater of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River Street, Austin, Texas) on Friday, June 28, 2013. The readings are scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Parking at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is available through parking meters surrounding the grounds of the center.
BookWoman will provide copies of published works by Valerie Martinez, and other poets in attendance, for purchase.
This public reading is being organized by CantoMundo, a national organization dedicated to supporting and developing Latina/o poets and poetry. CantoMundo provides a space where Latina/o poets can nurture and enhance their poetics; lecture and learn about aspects of Latina/o poetics currently not being discussed by the mainstream publishers and critics; and network with peer poets to enrich and further disseminate Latina/o poetry.
CantoMundo 2013 is sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies (UT Austin) and the Department of English (UT Austin), with support from Letras Latinas and Corazón Bilingüe.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Educational Foundations, Utah State University

Position Information
Part-Time or Full-TimeFull-Time  
College/UnitEducation and Human Services  
DepartmentSchool of Teacher Education and Leadership  
LocationLogan Campus  
This position requires a background checkYes  
Requisition Number053844  
Position TitleAssistant Professor Educational Foundations  
Position SummaryUtah State University's School of Teacher Education & Leadership (TEAL) offers a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with emphasis in Educational Foundations. The role assignment for this 9-month academic year position involves 50% teaching, 45% research, and 5% professional service.

Today, the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) continues its tradition of land-grant outreach, delivering quality teacher education to preservice and inservice cohorts. TEAL offers an array of baccalaureate and graduate degrees, including a distance-delivered doctorate, within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (ranked in the top 50 Colleges of Education by U.S. News and World Report).

Utah State is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with a land-grant mission and a student body of over 24,000. The main USU campus is located in the city of Logan, 85 miles north of Salt Lake City. USU regional campuses are located in Brigham City, Tooele and the Uintah Basin, with partnership programs at Snow College and the College of Eastern Utah.

Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits. Women, minority, and veteran candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, Utah State remains sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples and seeks to increase diversity among students, faculty and all participants in university life.  
Responsibilities(1) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the social, cultural and historical foundations of education;
(2) Recruit, advise, and supervise students in TEAL's programs;
(3) Engage in academic scholarship which includes the publication of high-quality scholarship and research, as well as grant writing;
(4) Serve on and chair graduate student committees;
(5) Provide professional service at local, state, and national levels;  
Minimum Qualifications(1) Earned PhD of EdD by August, 2014, with emphasis in Educational Foundations, Sociocultural Issues in Education, Education Policy, Cultural Studies, or related field; (2) Evidence of understanding of historic and present day sociocultural issues that influence and are influenced by education, as well as a commitment to social justice. (3) Evidence of ability to conduct and disseminate educational research; (4) Successful teaching experience in the elementary or secondary level for a minimum of two years; (5) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in relationships with faculty, students, and staff.  
Preferred Qualifications(1) Experience with distance education delivery; (2) Proven ability to write grant proposals to support teaching and scholarly work; (3) A record of excellent teaching at the college/university level.  
Work EnvironmentOffice Environment: Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily
occasional temperature changes.  
Physical Requirements-Nearly ContinuouslyHearing,listening
Physical Requirements-OftenSitting
Repetitive hand motion(such as typing)
Special Instructions to ApplicantsAlong with the online application, please attach:
1. A letter to the search committee describing your qualifications for the position.
2. A statement of teaching philosophy.
3. A current curriculum vita.
4. Two samples of scholarly work (combine to one .doc, .docx, or .pdf document).
5. A list of the names and contact information for a minimum of five references.

It is recommended that all the required documents are ready to attach before you click on the 'apply for' link.

Application review will begin October 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The position will be available August, 2014.  
Required Applicant DocumentsCover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Writing Sample
Teaching Philosophy  
Optional Applicant DocumentsOptional document 1
Optional document 2  
Review Date10-14-2013  
Position Close DateOpen Until Filled
SalaryCompetitive, plus a generous benefit package.  
Percent of Time or Hours per Week  

English Language Fellow Program

Margarita McAuliffe, Regional Recruiter
English Language Fellow & English Language Specialist Programs
Alamo Colleges Regional Recruitment Center

Friday, June 21, 2013

Spanish in Texas Focus Group

Spanish in Texas
June 16, 2013
The Spanish in Texas team would like to invite you to participate in a SpinTX materials-development focus group! We are looking for creative and thoughtful Spanish teachers to design educational materials for the SpinTX video archive, a free and open website for language learning from the Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning (COERLL) at UT-Austin. The SpinTX video archive provides a convenient web interface to search hundreds of short video clips from the Spanish in Texas Corpus. Each video is accompanied by synchronized closed captions and a transcript that has been annotated with thematic, grammatical, functional, and metalinguistic information. Educators using the site can tag videos for features that match their interests, and share favorite videos in playlists.

Selected participants will meet as a group for two 3-hour sessions and will receive a stipend of $250 and six hours of Continuing Professional Education credits

The focus group will take place from 9:00am-12:00pm on July 22 and July 29. The first session will include an introduction to the SpinTX video archive. Following the introduction, participants will brainstorm lesson ideas as a group and individually begin to develop their own lesson plan, which will be published on the SpinTX website. Participants will finish their lesson plan on their own time before the second session. During the second session, participants will present their lesson plan, give feedback to others, and make any necessary changes before turning in their final lesson plan. 

To apply, please fill out the online application by July 1.
Best Regards,
Spanish in Texas team

Almeida Jaqueline Toribio and Barbara E. Bullock, Project Directors

2013 Pedagogy of Privilege conference: Keynote Address and Workshop information now available

In addition to information on the keynote addresses, information on scheduled break-out sessions and workshops is now available for the 2013 Pedagogy of Privilege conference to be held August 5th and 6th at the University of Denver. It can be found on the conference website ( by looking under the KEYNOTE and WORKSHOPS tabs.

Registration for the conference is open and will be closed once registrations are at capacity. We encourage you to register early if you are planning on attending the conference. The registration link can be found under the REGISTRATION tab on the conference website.

Please send any questions you might have regarding the conference to

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IOSSBR Fall 2013 Conferences

Fall 2013 Conferences
New Orleans, October 14-15
Las Vegas, October 20-21
IOSSBR Best Paper Award Winners, Atlantic City Spring 2013
The International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavior Research held its 2013 Spring Conference in Atlantic City, NJ on April 11-12. The following are a list of the Best Paper Award Winners for the Conference. Congratulations to all the winners!
Best Papers in Education
Even Ethics Professors Can Be Bribed!! Andrew W. Getz (St. Mary’s University)
Authentic Science: The Electronic Curriculum for K-8, Rebecca Slayden-McMahan (Austin Peay State University in Clarksville)
The Codes of the Street as Precursory Factor Analytic Indicators: Determining Theoretical Loadings,
Daniel C Dahlgren and David Spinner (University of Maryland-Eastern Shore)
Investigating the Relationship between Flexibility, Reaction Time and Obesity among College Youth, N.K. Rathee (Delaware State University)
The Concept of Critical Mass and Diversity, Moniqueka E. Gold, Charmaine Lowe, Anthony Sanders, and Erin Lynch (Austin Peay State University)
Best Papers in Health Care
Our Voice Matters: A Qualitative Inquiry that Explores the Substance Abuse and HIV
Prevention Needs of Urban Minority Girls, Pauline Garcia-Reid and Robert J. Reid (Montclair State University)
Best Papers in Social Sciences
Serving Children of LGBT Families: Challenging Assumptions, Bridging Divides, and Exercising Hospitality, Dennis A. Sheridan (California Lutheran University)
Powering Demand: Solar Photovoltaic Subsidies in California, Ken Reddix (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Impact of Monetary Policy in the Presence of Theft, Devika Hazra (Texas A&M University)
Sexual Harassment and Bullying Experiences from Middle and High School, Delores D. Liston (Georgia Southern University) and Regina Rahimi (Armstrong Atlantic State University)
Followership and Serving the ‘Least of These,’ Davitta Ealy (The Bradley Kirk Group, LLC.),
Wendy M. Edmonds and Marsha E. Jackson (Bowie State University)
Leaving on a Jet Plane: Obama and the “Political Drama” of Travel Abroad, David Reilly and Jamie Pimlott (Niagara University)
The Value of the Budgetary Commitment to After Care Services from DJJ, Brandy Driggers (Paulding RYDC)
Music as a tool for Empowerment, Pauline E. Bullen and Judith Corbett Carter (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
Policing, Race, and High Discretionary Traffic Stops: The Perceived Effect of Social Distance on Officer Decision Making, Daniel C. Dahlgren and Nicholas Kugler (University of Maryland Eastern Shore)
Best Papers in Behavioral Sciences
Latina College Students & Self-Blame, Amanda R. Romero (Mount St. Mary’s College)
Enriching the Design and Analysis of Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research With Pre-Defined, Structured Frameworks, Clare Cotugno, Shannon L. Fitzhugh and Raegan M. Hoeft, (Electronic Ink)
NASCAR’s Obama Phenomena and the Overculturalized Conception of Modern Fan, Lee G. Streetman (Delaware State University)
An Integrated Model of Parental Control & Male Peer Influence on Female Adolescent Substance Use, Sarah G. Whiteford (Hartwick College)
Best Papers in Poster Sessions
The Influence of Culture on Commitment of Sport Event Volunteers, Keunsu Han (Towson University)
The Impact iclickers Have Upon 3rd and 4th Graders' Attitude Toward Lesson Participation in Math within an Academic After-School Program, Elizabeth Wright, Lisa Waterrose (Daemen College) and Robin O’Dell (Buffalo State College)
Supportive Housing for Pregnant and Parenting U.S. Teens: The Young Parents’ Point of View,
Deborah Byrd (Lafayette College) and Terry Roman (Easton Area Neighborhood Centers, Inc.)
New Orleans, October 14-15
Join IOSSBR at its Fall International Conference in New Orleans from October 14-15, 2013. The conference will be held at the beautiful Marriott Hotel on Canal Street. Just steps from Bourbon Street, the Marriott is a stunning forty-one story hotel that boasts beautiful panoramic Mississippi River and city views.
Deadline for Submission: September 1st
Guidelines for Submission
IOSSBR conference proceedings are abstract only. All completed abstracts should be submitted through the website at Abstracts should be between 100-300 words and must include all authors, institutional affiliation, and email information. Acceptance decisions will be made no later than two weeks following the submission deadline.
The IOSSBR conference invites abstracts in anthropology, archaeology, communication, criminal justice, economics, education, geography, health care, history, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology, women's studies, and other related studies. Conference sessions are organized by three distinct tracks: Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and Education. Each track contains presentations from the topics listed above.
Las Vegas, October 20-21
IOSSBR is also holding a Fall International Conference in Las Vegas from October 20-21 at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino. The Stratosphere is the most recognizable hotel in the Las Vegas skyline with the 1,149 foot tower that offers amazing panoramic views of the city. We have a limited block of $40 weekly room rates with some $85 weekend room rates available.
Deadline for Submission: September 10th
Journal of Social Sciences Research
IOSSBR publishes the Journal of Social Sciences Research on a semi-annual basis. Completed papers of abstracts accepted to the IOSSBR conference are eligible to be published in the journal. Direct submissions from non-conference attendees are also considered. The journal is a double blind refereed publication that is open to all topics in social sciences, and it is available in both online and print editions. The Journal of Social Science Research is listed in Cabells and has a 20% Acceptance rate.
IOSSBR strives to have a fun and collegial learning environment at its conferences. We look forward to your participation at our 2013 Fall Conferences in New Orleans or Las Vegas in October.
Randall Valentine, PhD
Conference Chair
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2013 CREATE Research Conference


Sherri Lowrey
Associate Director of Research
936-273-7661 (Direct)  936-273-7592 (Fax)

Online Registration – Oklahoma Educational Studies Association, Conference 2013: Educating Activism: Re-imagining the Future of Leadership and Stewardship in the Professoriate (Aug 9-10, University of Oklahoma)

Online Registration – Oklahoma Educational Studies Association,
Conference 2013: Educating Activism: Re-imagining the Future of
Leadership and Stewardship in the Professoriate (Aug 9-10, University
of Oklahoma)

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Conference info at:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies Visiting Assistant Professor Applied Linguistics/TESL

Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor
Applied Linguistics/TESL

The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of applied linguistics/TESL for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semester, pending budgetary approval. We seek a scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: second language literacy, computer assisted language learning, language and content-area instruction, pedagogical grammar and general ESL teacher education.

The department offers a Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, a Master of Arts degree in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mexican American Studies.  It also provides undergraduate and graduate programs for teacher certification as well as support courses for other programs in the University.

Responsibilities include: Teach 3 graduate and/or undergraduate TESL courses per semester, and provide service to the MA-TESL Program as needed.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate completed by August 31, 2013 in Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, Language & Literacy, Education or an appropriate discipline. University-level teaching experience. Evidence of research agenda in one of the areas listed above.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, proficiency in a language other than English, ESL/EFL teaching experience, experience advising graduate students, and evidence of publications in one or more of the areas outlined above.

Appointment is for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 only, pending budgetary approval, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. Teaching opportunities for Summer 2014 may be available.

Applicants must submit by e-mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a publication or writing sample, and names and contact information of three referees to: Dr. Juliet Langman, Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee via the following Applicants who are not U.S. Citizens must state their current visa and residency status.  A review of applications will begin July 15, 2013, and will continue until position is filled. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

II SEMINARIO DE CULTURA P’URHEPECHA “Juramukua” (Gobernabilidad de la casa), 7 & 8 de noviembre, 2013


(Gobernabilidad de la casa)

El objetivo del Seminario es crear un espacio de discusión, reflexión y estudio del pueblo p’urhepecha. La temática general es “Juramukua (gobernabilidad de la casa)”. Evento que se realizará en El Colegio de Michoacán los días 07 y 08 de noviembre de 2013 en la ciudad de Zamora, Michoacán.
Los pueblos indígenas de México fueron parte de la civilización mesoamericana; son el resultado del proceso histórico y social que les tocó vivir. Son el origen pluricultural del México contemporáneo. Desde el contacto con los hispanos, muchos y variados cambios han ocurrido, tales pueblos se resisten a desaparecer, han luchado y sorteado los vaivenes del momento: colonia, independencia y modernidad. Las políticas públicas indigenistas del gobierno en turno y del Estado mexicano han sido ambivalentes: por un lado promueven un desarrollo integracionista mientras que en la práctica crean dependencia y paternalismo.

La razón del tópico Juramukua es porque el pueblo p’urhepecha atraviesa por procesos complejos que permean en su organización y ejercicio de juramukua. Los estudios académicos que se han llevado acabo abordan la relación entre el Estado y las comunidades p’urhepecha y han dejado de lado la organización interna y el modo de gobernanza indígena. Lo que hace pensar que al pueblo p’urhepecha y a cada una de las comunidades en particular no se les ha entendido en su justa dimensión. Lo anterior explica por qué en el ejercicio de las políticas públicas no se valora el potencial y las demandas de las comunidades indígenas. Al no considerar la concepción, práctica, y los múltiples valores por ejemplo: el ser digno de desempeñar un cargo civil, comunal o religioso; virtudes como: el ganarse el respeto para ser escuchado, tener voz y autoridad moral, mantener el espíritu de servicio (marhuatspeni, (jatsipeni o manaratspeni), ayudanza, formas de comunicar y dirigirse y sobre todo mostrar la kaxumbekua y mantener una conducta aceptable. Por lo tanto desempeñarse como gobierno equivale a dar servicio y se ejercita la janhanharhperakua (respeto), kurhandikua (obediencia) para atender variadas formas y con resultados múltiples.

La Juramukua se practica en: la Comisaria de los Bienes Comunales, Jefatura de Tenencia, Juzgado de Tenencia en su dimensión comunal. Sin embargo, también está presente en su forma interna en: la familia, organización de fiestas en las que se toman decisiones y proceden con los mandatos de acuerdo con las necesidades y contextos locales. Y recientemente se nota muy deteriorado en la organización social orillado por distintos factores e intereses ajenos tales como los partidos políticos, las distintas religiones o sectas, de manera que los responsables de guiar a la comunidad se disgregan en sus funciones.

En la reflexión sobre la Juramukua se debe partir desde el análisis del concepto y de sus derivaciones, tomando en cuenta la perspectiva de intereses colectivos del sesi irekani como ideal de convivencia social. Por tanto, la mesa al estudiar Juramukua pone énfasis en el pensamiento y concepción del concepto mismo. Además invita a la reflexión del control que se ejerce de los recursos naturales, por familias, grupos de comuneros o extraños que hacen uso y usufructo de ellas, pasando por alto o en contubernio con el juramuti de la comunidad. El concepto obliga al análisis de las formas de ejercer la Juramukua tanto en la toma de decisiones como en la impartición de justicia.


Reunir a los profesionistas p’urhepecha, autoridades de las comunidades, organizaciones civiles, investigadores, instituciones que deseen contribuir en dialogo y a la reflexión sobre el concepto Juramukua en el pueblo purépecha.

Organización del seminario:

El seminario se organiza en tres mesas de trabajo: Juramukua, La juramukua y territorialidad p’urhepecha y El ejercicio de la juramukua comunal.

MESA 1: Juramukua.

Objetivo: Analizar el concepto Juramukua en la cultura p’urhépecha contemporánea.

a) El significado de Juramukua y su vigencia.
  •   Qué se entiende por Juramukua. Entre lo propio y lo ajeno (CONOTACIÓN Y DENOTACIÓN).
  •   Qué dice la etnolingüística sobre el mismo concepto

    b) El significado ideológico de Juramukua y su eficacia.
      ¿Es la Juramukua un principio ideológico o sólo una noción práctica?
  •   Juramukua y sesi irekani.

    c) La reivindicación de Juramukua como modelo de gobierno indígena para la pervivencia cultural.
  •   Juramukua como modelo práctico de reorientación de la organización, política y social.
  •   Juramukua como alteridad en la pluralidad de gobiernos y poderes de la realidad multicultural.
MESA 2: La Juramukua y territorialidad p’urhepecha.

Objetivo: Reflexionar la
Juramukua en función de la riqueza natural y cultural con la que

cuentan las comunidades.
  1. a)  Territorio y desarrollo comunal.
  2. b)  Territorio y tenencia de la tierra, formas de propiedad y posesión.
  3. c)  Territorio, organización y defensa de las tierras comunales.
  4. d)  Territorio y saberes bioculturales.
  5. e)  Juramukua, mujer, cultura y territorio.
MESA 3: El ejercicio de la Juramukua comunal.

Objetivo: Analizar desde una perspectiva multidisciplinaria la complejidad del ejercicio de

la Juramukua.

a.) La justicia en el ejercicio de la Juramukua.
b)  Instituciones de la Juramukua:
  1. Familias, calles, manzanas, cuarteles, barrios, secciones-ketsekuecha- karhakuecha, asambleas, consejos, cabildos.

    c)  El proceso de nombramiento de autoridades y perfiles de quienes ejercen la juramukua.
La participación de los tata k’ericha, de los achaecha.
  1. d)  La pluralidad de funciones y las prácticas de los depositarios de la juramukua.
  2. e)  Las decisiones, acciones y efectos del ejercicio del poder:
o La pluralidad ideológica interna y externa en la toma de decisiones.
o La diversidad de formas de mandar: la tradición y costumbre, los partidos

políticos, las instituciones gubernamentales y privadas. 
f) Las mujeres y la Juramukua comunal.

Dará inicio con una conferencia magistral sobre: territorio y pueblos indígenas. Concluirá con una mesa para compartir experiencias sobre la Juramukua.


El registro de participantes se hará a partir de la publicación de la convocatoria.
Los ponentes deberán enviar resumen de ponencia en una cuartilla con máximo de 350 caracteres. La fecha límite para recepción es el 31 de julio de 2013.
Los coordinadores notificaran la aceptación del 01 al 06 de agosto de 2013.
La ponencias deberán tener una extensión mínima de doce cuartillas y un máximo de veinte (incluye fuentes consultadas), presentados con espacio 1.5, tipo Times New Roman 12, numeradas, en procesador de textos Word. Se aceptaran ponencias bilingües.
Fecha límite para entregar ponencia 04 de octubre de 2013.
El comité organizador se reserva la aceptación de las ponencias.
Se entregará constancia previo registro cubriendo el 80 por ciento de asistencia.

Enviar resumen de ponencia.
Enviar ponencia en tiempo y forma para la presentación y posteriormente integrar comentarios surgidos en el seminario para su eventual publicación.

El registro y participación al seminario no tiene costo alguno.

Informes: teléfono: 01 351 515 7100 ext. 1513. Correo electrónico:
Zamora, Michoacán, mayo de 2013.