Friday, February 28, 2014

3rd annual Cultural Studies in Education Conference Program: “What Resistance Looks Like: Learning From Experience, Research, & Activism” March 1st, 2014 Sanchez Building, University of Texas --Austin Campus

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Cultural Studies in Education Conference Program:

“What Resistance Looks Like: Learning From
Experience, Research, & Activism”

March 1st, 2014

Sanchez Building, University of Texas --Austin Campus

9:00 - 9:30 Room 296 Registration & Breakfast

9:30 - 10:15 Room 296 Welcome & Introduction

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Keffrelyn Brown

Breakout Sessions

10:30 - 12:00 Session A

Room 278: Translating Stories of Success to Create a Blueprint for Future

Anthony Heaven, Martin Smith, Alvin Logan, Devin Walker, Langston
Clark, Neil Tanner, Cameron McCoy

Alicia’s Story: Border-crossings through the eyes of an immigrant
mother in Austin, Texas. Ana Vega

Global Border Crossing to Combat Resistance to Diversity
Kristine Massey

Room 284: 

Letting Peace Be Possible: Creating Space for Discussion and
Local Action Following a Public Tragedy Jessica C. Rubin

Teaching: Your Contribution is More Important Than Your Comfort
Zone Matt Meldrum and Amber Warrington

Room 286: 

Dangerous Minds: “Radical Collegiality” and the Emergence of a
Democratic Pedagogy in a Texas Public School Alicia Hill

¡Lo Que Se Dice, Se Hace! : Resistencia/Resistance from an
Elementary School Community Patricia Rocha, Samuel Garcia & Jocabed Marquez

12:00 - 12:30 Room 296 Lunch

12:30 - 12:45 Room 296 Spoken word performance

The Hollering Space: Resistance in Communities of Black Women
Jelisa T. Robinson

12:45 - 1:30 Room 296 

Teacher Activists’ Roundtable: Adelmira Ynostroza and Christine

Breakout Sessions

1:45 - 2.45 Session B

Room 296: 

Finding Oneself in a First Year Experience Course: Developing
Voice through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Ernesto Ramirez, Jose L. Saldivar & Michelle Alvarado

Room 278: The Community Learning Exchange (CLE): Cultivating Spaces for
Relationships, Stories, Wisdom, and Collective Action
Miguel Guajardo, John Oliver, Samuel Garcia, Jr., Jocabed G. Marquez,
Benjamin Grijalva, Lee Francis, Patricia Rocha, Ken Breslow, Sara
Uphoff, Monica Valadez, Emiliano A. Guajardo

Room 284: 

BW Pedagogy Community Workshop: The Write Path to Higher
Education & Cultural Empowerment
Sarah Rafael García and Reyes Ramirez

Room 286: 

Pushing Through the Barriers: Women in Higher Education
Sarah Jean Baker, Yvette Cantu, Adrienne Aldaco, & Yvonne Hernandez

3:00 - 3:45 Room 296 Closing

Latina Leadership Network 27th Annual Conference: March 28–29, 2014 Ohlone College Newark Center Newark, CA

Featured Event
1pack left lineThe National Assocaition Of Hispanic NursesLatina Leadership Network 27th Annual Conference:
March 28–29, 2014
Ohlone College Newark Center
Newark, CA
The Latina Leadership Network is a statewide organization that promotes higher education and professional development of Latinas at all levels and it is open to anyone who supports the LLN’s mission.
For more information:
More Conferences and
P.O. Box 16 | Cromwell, CT 06416-0016
Phone: 860.632-7676

Assistant Professor in Language Education – ELL Focus About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

Assistant Professor in Language Education – ELL Focus
About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public
university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting
as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on
potential employees. UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity,
Title IX Employer.

Job Description:
The Department of STEM Education & Teacher Development at the University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in
Language and Literacy Development of English Language Learners (nine-month
appointment) at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall of 2014.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a doctorate in Educational
Linguistics, ESL/ELL/TESOL, Language Education, Linguistics, Second Language
Acquisition, or a related field (ABDs near completion will be considered) as well as
demonstrated evidence of excellence in research and teaching commensurate to the
applicant's level of entry and a proven track record with, or strong potential for, research
funding. The candidate's research agenda should address the academic development of
English Language Learners (ELL). Candidates should be knowledgeable about current
policies at the state and national level related to ELL students, particularly as those
policies relate to Sheltered English Immersion (SEI). Successful candidate will have K-
12 teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching in teaching licensure
programs; ex with online teaching; interest in and experience with STEM contexts;
knowledge of Sheltered English and Content-based ESL instructional strategies; and
knowledge of the frameworks associated with WIDA (World Class Instructional Design
and Assessments).

Additional Information:
This position involves engaging in an active program of research (supported or
potentially supported by external funding), designing and teaching courses related to ELL
and SEI in the MAT teacher licensure programs for middle and high school teachers,
providing service to the university and the department, and developing partnerships with
area schools and across university departments. There may also be opportunities to teach
and advise in the PhD program depending on the applicant's background and
interests. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become a member of the
Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education, depending on the
successful candidate's research interests.

The Department of STEM Education & Teacher Development is housed in the School of
Education in the College of Arts & Sciences. The College fosters a collaborative
environment with 18 departments spanning the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
The town of Dartmouth is located in the beautiful SouthCoast region of Massachusetts
halfway between Providence, RI and Cape Cod, MA and just an hour south of
Boston. The region offers access to beaches, trails, arts & cultural activities along with
the rich history that makes living in New England unique.

Application Instructions:
Applicants are invited to submit electronically (1) a letter of application addressing
qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching
philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests and (5) name, titles, and contact
information of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin February 25, 2014. Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled. Please contact the search chairperson, Maureen Hall
( if you have any questions.

The Department of STEM Education & Teacher Development is committed to the
preparation of educators who have sensitivity toward multicultural issues, an awareness
of the particular concerns of urban education, knowledge of the unique needs and styles
of individual learners, and a conscious knowledge of the role of schools in promoting
social justice in the 21st century.

Website to apply:

Deferred Action Clinic/Clínica de Acción Diferida March/marzo 8, 2014, Austin, TX

Virginia Marie Raymond
Lawyer * Abogada
1006 East César Chávez Street
Austin, Texas  78702
Phone: 512.748.0940
Fax:     512.472.8263

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Director, School of Education Colorado State University (CSU)

Director, School of Education
Colorado State University (CSU)

Colorado State University is actively searching for our Director and Professor in the School of Education.  We seek an engaged, innovative, visionary leader willing to creatively build research and educational programs of excellence that will take our community of scholars and practitioners to the next level of national and international recognition.  The School of Education currently offers PhD, MEd, and MS degrees.  Required qualifications: an earned doctorate in Education or related area; eligibility for appointment at the rank of tenured Professor; strong, visible research program; ability to develop and communicate a strategic, focused vision; record of effective leadership; understanding of the PK-20 educational landscape; and ability to foster collaborative relationships. Preferred qualifications: experience with budgeting and personnel management; leadership of tenure processes; demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice; leadership in professional organizations; experience with curriculum development; effective team-building and management skills; and experience with accreditation processes.

Individuals interested in applying can view a full version of the position at our website: To apply, submit electronically a letter addressing required and preferred qualifications and a full curriculum vita, and the names, positions, and contact information for three references. References will be contacted only with the candidate’s prior approval. Submit application materials to Heidi Propp: For full consideration, complete applications need to be received byMarch 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The start date for the position will be negotiated.  CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.  CSU conducts background checks on all final candidates. Inquiries about this position should be directed to:

David MacPhee, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, Search Committee
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Colorado State University 1570
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1570

ACLS Launches 2014 Public Fellows Competition Deadline: March 19, 2014

ACLS Launches 2014 Public Fellows Competition

Deadline:  March 19, 2014

Consider calling to the attention of recent PhDs in the humanities the American Council of Learned Societies’ fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 fellows in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector (including CIC, United Negro College Fund, and the Smithsonian). This career-building initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application both within and beyond the academy. Applicants must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between June 2011 and May 31, 2014. Applications are accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system. Visit for complete position descriptions, eligibility, and application information.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund--Bay Area (CA) College Camp, Feb.22, 2014

The College Camp Series will feature bilingual workshops and panels led by college representatives, community leaders, and business professionals for middle school students, high school students, and their parents.

The day-long event will provide participants with the tools and information needed to navigate their own path to a higher education. Workshops will conclude with an Opportunity Drawing for HSF gift bags, a $100 Wells Fargo prepaid card, and an iPad mini!

Agenda Will Include:
·         Workshops
·         Preparing & Paying for College
·         Applying for Scholarships
·         Researching Financial Aid
·         MyHSF College Expo
·         Opportunity Drawing!

Armando Contreras | Outreach Coordinator, Gates Millennium Scholars
O: 310.734.5161 | C: 310.415.1350 |  F:  310.349.3428
Hispanic Scholarship Fund | 1411 W. 190th St., Suite 325 | Gardena, CA 90248

2014 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty-- The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)

2014 CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) calls for nominations for its second annual "CLASP Teaching Award for Junior Faculty."  The award recognizes excellence in teaching Latin American Studies designated courses.  Faculty eligible for nomination must be currently in a tenure-track position or must have completed their PhD within the last four years, and they must be currently teaching at a CLASP member institution.  Nominations should come from senior faculty or administrators.  The nominator should provide clear and convincing evidence of the following in a letter of no more than 600 words:

1.     Outstanding teaching effectiveness, including pedagogical style and student successes stories.
2.     Contributions to the Latin American Studies program and/or the department.
3.     Involvement in the larger community, including professional associations and participation in service activities.
4.     Incorporation of own academic research and field experiences into the classroom.

The nominees will be asked to provide a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and a current CV.  The CLASP Teaching Committee will evaluate the nominations and will recommend three finalists to the CLASP Executive Committee.  The finalists will then be asked to provide the names and contact information of two current or former students, and these students will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness in a recommendation letter.  Nominations will be accepted through April 1st, 2014. 

Simply email the nomination letter to:  

The winner will be announced at the CLASP Business Meeting at the Latin American Studies Association 2014 International Congress. ​

Vincent T. Gawronski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254

Postdoctoral Fellowship--University of Illinois, Chicago

Social Foundations of Education
Department of Educational Policy Studies
College of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago

Purpose:  The Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Foundations of Education.  Applicants with an educational focus utilizing a critical analysis of urban teacher education preparation programs through the lens of postcolonial studies, feminist studies, or critical historiography are strongly encouraged to apply. The Postdoctoral Associate requires participants to teach one course per semester.  This is a full-time position, available August 16, 2014 through August 15, 2015. The Postdoctoral Associate includes faculty health insurance, dental coverage, and support for professional travel. Postdoctoral Associates have access to University libraries, e-mail, Internet, recreational facilities, and cultural and athletic events. Salary is competitive
Requirements: Applications are invited from persons with an earned doctorate prior to August 2014. The successful applicant should demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in Social Foundations of Urban Education and urban teacher education. The applicant’s research focus, background, and scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College of Education ( 
Setting: UIC is a vibrant urban university located in Chicago’s West Loop.  Currently the University’s commitment to engaged scholarship at the local, national and international level is supported through entities such as the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), the Social Justice Initiative (SJI) and the Great Cities Institute (GCI).  In alignment with the aforementioned entities, the College of Education is committed to developing new knowledge about education that improves teaching, learning and assessment; informs policy and practice; and is valued by the communities we serve.
The Department of Educational Policy Studies (EDPS) is one of four departments in the College of Education at UIC. Our twelve faculty members are invested not only in their research but also the preparation of teachers, scholars, and school leaders. The signature academic programs of the department are the PhD in Policy Studies that includes separate strands for the social foundations of education and educational organizations and leadership, and the Ed.D. in urban educational leadership, a principal preparation program.
Application procedure:
 Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, transcripts for all graduate course work and three letters of  references electronically at no later than March 28 , 2014.
Applicants are encouraged to reference the department website ( for more detailed information.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Call for Papers--International Journal of Multicultural Education

Editors of the International Journal of Multicultural Education would like
to invite you to submit to the journal.  We publish three times a year
(April, August, and December).

IJME is an open-access journal that engages a rigorous double-blind
peer-review process by a large pool of volunteer scholars around the world.
The 3-year average of the acceptance rate (as of 2012) is 19%. The journal
is included in SCImage Journal and National Rank (SJR) along with many
reputable databases and university websites around the world. With the
mission of disseminating the high-quality scholarly content of multicultural
education to the global community, IJME has reached readers like yourself
from over 130 countries and has been accessed by over 2,000 unique users
each month.

Your submission will ensure that the scholars, students, and practitioners
of the world hear about your great work on multicultural education. This is
a good time to submit your great work as we are trying to build a large pool
of submissions and to expedite the editorial process.

The April and August issues publish submissions addressing any topic
pertaining to multicultural education. As we are expanding our scope to
include leadership, we encourage your submissions on this topic as well.
There is no deadline for submitting your work to be considered for the
open-theme issues.

Special issues are usually published in December. For the December 2014
special issue, please check the call for submission at The
theme is "Educational leadership against racism: Challenging Policy,
Pedagogy, and Practice."

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work.

IJME Editors and Dr. Heewon Chang
Editor-in-Chief, IJME
Professor of Education & Organizational Leadership
Eastern University
International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME)
Eastern University
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Pushing Borders: Extending Mexican, U.S. and Chicano Historiographies"--Feb. 28, 2014, 10:00AM-6:00PM, UT--Austin, TX

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and the Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellows Program at The University of Texas at Austin.  This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

"Pushing Borders: Extending Mexican, U.S. and Chicano Historiographies"
Friday, February 28, 2014
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102)
Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

This academic symposium, organized by Ana Raquel Minian, a 2013-2014 Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow, will explore the histories of multiple border crossings in and across Mexico and the United States. The presenters will push the geographic, thematic, and temporal boundaries of Mexican, U.S., and Chicano historiographies.

Although “transnationalism” has become a popular topic of study in recent years, most scholarship remains bounded, with few historians talking across “seemingly-evident” geographic divisions. This symposium brings together scholars who focus on the United States, Mexico and the Mexico-U.S. borderlands to expand our understandings of geographic boundaries as well as to blur the existing intellectual borders in Mexican, U.S., and borderlands historiographies.

The following participants are scheduled to attend:

Pablo Piccato, Columbia University
Anne M. Martínez, The University of Texas at Austin
Gabriela Cano, El Colegio de México
Jocelyn Olcott, Duke University
Ana Raquel Minian, Stanford University
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California
Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández, The University of Texas at Austin
George J. Sánchez, University of Southern California
Monica Muñoz Martinez, The University of Texas at Austin

Visit the following URL for a full description and schedule, 

Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

> Subject: Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award
> The National Council for Research on Women has launched the Mariam K.
> Chamberlain Dissertation Award and announced the inaugural call for
> submissions. Established through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the
> Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the Council's
> first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain. The Award enables the Council to
> continue Mariam's support of high-level scholarship.
> Annually, a first-generation college graduate will be awarded $8,500 to
> continue work on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior
> dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship. The
> Award is open to any first-generation college graduate currently pursuing a
> PhD (must be ABD by August 2014) at an accredited university in the U.S.
> Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 10, 2014. The
> awardee and mentor duo will be announced during the Council’s annual
> conference in May 2014.
> For more information, including additional requirements, frequently asked
> questions and the complete application, please visit

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

7th Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice Saturday, March 1, 8:00am-6:00pm Sheraton Syracuse University Conference Center Syracuse, NY

Registration now open for:
7th Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice
Saturday, March 1, 8:00am-6:00pm
Sheraton Syracuse University Conference Center
Syracuse, NY

Faculty: $75
Students and community members: $25
*Fee includes onsite parking, breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks, and
the evening reception (with cash bar).

We are pleased to announce that registration for this year's
conference is now open. The registration form can be found at our
website, This year we are featuring keynotes
Peter McLaren, Brian Jones, and The Movement. In addition to sessions
addressing the conference theme, "Social justice education out of
bounds: New frameworks and alliances," there will be dozens of
sessions on topics ranging from critical disability studies and
university/community partnerships to teaching, learning, and
neoliberalism to the pedagogy of human rights.

Please note that presenters must register by Feb. 10 to secure their
spot on the program, and must fill out an additional form which can be
found here:

We are looking forward to seeing you at this year's conference! If you
have any questions, please contact Derek Ford at

Evaluation 2014, the Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, to be held in Denver, CO

The time has come to submit proposals for presentations at
Evaluation 2014, the Annual Conference of the American Evaluation
Association, to be held in Denver, CO, United States, October 15-18,
2014. The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 17, at midnight,
Eastern time (9 pm Pacific).

We encourage papers, workshops, think tanks and roundtables on topics
where evaluation and LGBT issues intersect. At the end of this note is
a list of some of the recent presentations sponsored by the LGBT TIG.

If you would like to find others who share an interest in a particular
topic, let us know and we'll try to play matchmaker! We often also put
together a multiple-paper session of LGBT issues, so feel free to
submit a proposal that doesn't cover a full session time. And if you
plan on submitting a proposal to another TIG that is relevant to LGBT
issues, please also cross-submit your presentations to the LGBT TIG so
that we can know about it.

To learn more about the submission process, or to make a submission,

Lastly, let us know if you're possibly interested in serving as a
reviewer of proposals for the TIG and we'll contact you with more
details. You can sign up to be a submission reviewer here:

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in Denver!


Leia K. Cain
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, 29205

Elizabeth Scott
JackPine Consultating, LLC
Minneapolis, MN