Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Call for Manuscripts LITERACY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY An eJournal of The International Literacy Association Volume 8 Deadline to Submit Manuscripts is May 1, 2015

Call for Manuscripts

An eJournal of The International Literacy Association

Volume 8

Deadline to Submit Manuscripts is May 1, 2015

© 2015 Literacy & Social Responsibility, ISSN235-963X

For more information about Literacy & Social Responsibility SIG of ILA, visit http://www.csulb.edu/misc/l-sr/

 As we move as an organization to focus on transforming lives through literacy, this peer-reviewed eJournal provides an
international forum for educators, authors, and researchers from all levels to promote the intersection of literacy and social responsibility for learners of all ages. Some topics of interest include: community engagement, service-learning, informed and participatory citizenship, social justice, activism, the transformative power of literacy, and/or stewardship - among others.

Manuscripts highlighting an appreciation for sociocultural and/or linguistic diversity of participants and researchers are
encouraged. Manuscripts containing hyperlinked digital supplements/data displays are particularly welcome.

Types of Manuscripts Considered:
• Full-length manuscripts  should not exceed 5,000 words excluding all references, figures and appendices (approximately20-25 pages), and should not be published or under consideration for publication or public dissemination by another entity.

Submissions must be blinded by (1) removing authors’ names and affiliations from bylines, (2) blinding references to authors’ published work, and (3) masking any geographic or institutional affiliation, or links to personal websites.

• Book reviews  of professional literature and children’s/adolescent literature are typically 750-1500 words and can focus on a single text or multiple, related texts. 

Reviews of children’s/adolescent literature should suggest themes relating to community engagement, service-learning, informed and participatory citizenship, social responsibility, activism, the transformative power of literacy, and/or stewardship.

• Relevant poetry  submissions will be considered.
In submitting manuscripts, please attend to the following guidelines.
 1. The submission has a separate cover letter stating that the manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it under
consideration for another journal and that requirements for the manuscript type along with the 10 listed guidelines have
been followed.
2. The submission has a separate title page with institutional affiliation, position, and contact information (physical address
and email address) as a separate document.
3. A running head is used to identify the manuscript, along with page numbers, throughout the document.
4. An abstract of no more than 120 words is included along with 4-6 key words.
5. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
6. All URL addresses are active (live).
7. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman Font and employs italics rather than underlining (except for
URL addresses).
8. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of APA 6th  Edition. For references, the authors should use
the special hanging indent option found in the Paragraph sub-menu of the Format dropdown box.
9. Authors of accepted manuscripts must also provide written permission/ releases for use of material from another source
(including student’s writing samples, text or figures excerpted from another published work, etc.). Releases must also be
provided for use of any person’s words, likeness, or images/video.
10. Accepted authors agree to submit a current photo and bio.

All Submissions and Queries should be sent to:

Editors’ Contact Information
Tynisha D. Meidl, tynisha.meidl@snc.edu
Leah Katherine Saal, lksaal@loyola.edu

Symposium: Territorial Roots, Diasporic Routes, Races Territoriales, Rutas Diasporicas, Friday April 3, 2015, 9:00 AM- 5:30 PM


See Details Here: http://on.fb.me/1HpN8Hm


9:00-9:30 AM Coffee

9:30 -11:00 AM Panel 1 

Renya Ramírez (Winnebago) University of California, Santa Cruz
Enrique Antileo (Mapuche) Comunidad de Historia Mapuche and Universidad de Chile

Kelly McDonough (Anishinaabe/Irish), The University of Texas at Austin

11:00 -12:30 PM Panel 2
Genner Llanes Ortiz (Yucatec Maya) CIESAS, Mexico
Mishuana Goeman (Tonawanda Band of Seneca) University of California, Los Angeles

Lee Francis (Laguna P
ueblo) Mellon Sawyer Fellow, UT Austin

12:30-2:00 PM Lunch Break

2:00 -3:30 PM Roundtable

 Luis Cárcamo-Huechante (Mapuche),
Shannon Speed (Chickasaw),
Charles Hale, The University of Texas at Austin
and Circe Sturm, The University of Texas at Austin

4:00 -5:30 PM Reception

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DEADLINE TOMORROW! CALL FOR PROPOSALS American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference San Antonio, Texas Nov. 11-15, 2015


American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas
Nov. 11-15, 2015

Conference Theme:
Where is the Love? Pondering Poetics, Passion, and Promise in
Education and Social Justice

These are tough times in educational spaces across the world as they
continue to be haunted by policies and practices entangled in
neoliberalism, neocolonialism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ablism,
and a host of other inequitable relations that evoke feelings of
alienation, disconnection, fear, and distrust. As a community of
educators, researchers, activists, and learners who want to imagine
and engage education beyond these dynamics and in ways that advocate
for equity, sustainability, diversity and wellbeing for all people, we
talk surprisingly little about the role of love in the work that we do
or the better world that we are collectively reimagining and remaking.
And yet many who have worked tirelessly and even died trying to make
the world a better place have engaged love as a radical
theory/practice of social justice. Martin Luther King Jr. sought the
beloved community; bell hooks insists that choosing love is
counterhegemonic and revolutionary; Che Guevara talked of the love of
living humanity; and Sonia Sanchez points out that while fear compels
us to do what’s necessary to save ourselves, it is love that compels
us to think, act and engage with great regard and compassion with/for
others and for a better world.

We are interested in submissions that contemplate love as a radical
theory/practice of social justice in education. What is love? What
role does it play in teaching, learning, researching, building
solidarity within and across communities, border crossing, and
challenging injustices in educational spaces? What are the limitations
of love within the context of education and social justice work? What
are the relations between love and fear? Love and justice? Love and
passion, compassion and an ethic of care?

General Call:
The AESA Program Committee for 2015 invites proposals on all topics
related to the broad field of educational studies. Paper, panel and
performance proposals may be submitted for consideration by April 1,
2015. The committee welcomes proposals from a full range of
theoretical, disciplinary, and interdisciplinary perspectives that
include the following educational emphases: social foundations of
education, cultural studies of education, curriculum theory and
curriculum studies, comparative and international education studies,
and educational policy and leadership studies. This year we are also
particularly interested in submissions that foster dialogue across
generations of AESA members and between varied disciplinary
perspectives. While all proposals of AESA quality are welcome,
especially encouraged are those that specifically address this year’s
theme, which will be highlighted in the program.

All proposals must be submitted electronically to the Online
Conference System (OCS) via the AESA website. It will open March 1,
2015 (5:00pm EST) and close on April 1, 2015 (11:59pm CST).
Participants are encouraged to plan ahead. Notifications of proposals'
acceptance or rejections will sent on or before July 15, 2015.

The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) was established in
1968 as an international learned society for students, teachers,
research scholars, and administrators who are interested in the
foundations of education. AESA is a society primarily comprised of
college and university professors and students who teach and research
in the field of education utilizing one or more of the liberal arts
disciplines of philosophy, history, politics, sociology, anthropology,
or economics as well as comparative/international and cultural
studies. The purpose of social foundations study is to bring
intellectual resources derived from these areas to bear in developing
interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives in education, both
inside of and outside of schools.

Call for Papers: Annual International Conference on Regional Studies: Asian, American, African and European

call for papers
www.aaae-conf.org   |   secretariat@aaae-conf.org
TopicsSubmit PaperRegistrationVenue & TravelTestimonial 
Full Paper Submission Deadline26 June 2015
Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Submission Deadline:21 August 2015
Early Bird Registration Deadline:18 September 2015
Late Registration Deadline:16 October 2015
Conference Dates:23 - 24 November 2015
The Annual International Conference on Regional Studies: Asian, American, African and European (AAAE) aims to bring together researchers and academics across the globe to present and share their recent research developments on the global economic amalgamation, fast development in the evolving world economies and technological change. To serve as a platform to interact and discuss innovations in infrastructure, urban governance, economic development strategies, and finance. At the same time, the obstacles to such innovations, from existing political arrangements, engrained interests, segregation, and poorly adapted theories and models. To discuss these important issues, to establish the need and nature of future research requirements, and to address the concerns and challenges confronting policymakers and practitioners.
Keynote Addresses
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
"Radicalism: Need for a Counternarrative"
Principal Research Fellow
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS),
National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Prof. Xu, Guoqi
"Chinese and Americans: a shared history"
Professor of History
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam, Hong Kong
 The Conference Proceedings (all accepted papers of the conference) will be indexed by UlrichswebEBSCOCrossRefProQuest and will be submitted to ScopusScienceDirect and Cabell's Directories amongst others, where applicable.
 Journal: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS) (Print ISSN: 2251-2853, E-periodical: 2251-2861). All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. All accepted papers (after the review process) will be included in the JLSS on a complimentary basis (free-of-charge). GSTF JLSS is hosted and published on Springer’s Open Access publishing platform - Global Science Journals (GSJ). In addition, it will be indexed by EBSCOCrossRefIndexCopernicusProQuestCabell's DirectoriesCiteulike and will be submitted to Google ScholarScopus, amongst others.
call for papers
 Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
 AAAE 2015 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
 Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.
Dr. Robin M. Chandler
Associate Professor
Department of African American Studies
Northeastern University, USA
Assoc. Prof. Yong Chen
Associate Professor, History
Asian American Studies
School of Humanities
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Aparajita Sagar
Associate Professor
Asian Studies
Purdue University, USA
Dr. Abdul R. JanMohamed
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet Professor
English Department
Emory University, USA
Dr. Ho-fung Hung
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
The Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Dr. Ricky Law
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Dr. Pradeep Dhillon
Associate Professor
European Union Center Faculty
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Dr. Maik Nwosu
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Denver
Denver, USA
For a complete list of Committee
Please visit http://aaae-conf.org/Committee.html
For a complete list of GSTF Partner Universities, click here.
Global Science And Technology Forum

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Reminder: Critical Latin@ Indigeneities Symposium—Constructing and Theorizing between Fields Thursday March 26th, 2015 8:30 AM—6:00 PM

Critical Latin@ Indigeneities Symposium—Constructing and Theorizing between Fields

Thursday March 26th, 2015
8:30 AM—6:00 PM
2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit I
University of Texas at Austin

The global political economy has resulted in the mass migration of indigenous people from Latin America and an increasingly large indigenous diaspora continues to shift and complicate the categories of race and ethnicity in the U.S., raising questions about transnational meanings of race, place, and indigeneity. In an effort to better understand how the experiences of indigenous migrants reshape and grapple with U.S. racial and political formations, the Critical Latin@ Indigeneities Symposium will focus on the experiences of the Latin American indigenous diaspora in the U.S., the increasing presence of second generation, U.S.-born youth from indigenous migrant experiences, and will build on how indigenous Latin@ communities mobilize particular forms of activism and scholarship that pushes the boundaries of U.S. Latin@ Studies, Latin American Studies, and Native American Studies. Symposium participants will describe and complicate how indigeneitity is transforming U.S. notions of Latinidad and how Latinidad is transforming historic conceptions of Indianness. Participants will highlight the important forms of activism around language, epistemology, transnationalism and youth cultural practice that are taken on in order to ensure the survival of distinct indigenous peoples who confront displacement and migration with creative forms of cultural cohesion. This symposium seeks to enable conversations that will help unpack how the experiences of indigenous migrants in the U.S. reflect how multiple indigeneities are defined and constructed across multiple countries and how the process of migration to the U.S. and then return migration of later generations to the communities of origin all create a textured notion of what it means to be indigenous in our contemporary moment. Importantly, participants also draw from Critical Native American and Indigenous studies to re/think about how processes of mobility and migration contribute to settler colonial projects of elimination.

The symposium will be guided by the following questions:

·      How will the meanings of indigeneity be negotiated as U.S. state-defined categories of belonging conflict with Latin American state definitions and indigenous community definitions?  
·      How is mobility, traditionally understood as a cause of cultural loss, producing new forms of indigenous consciousness?
·      Will these new forms of consciousness conflict with existing indigenous groups or create new possibilities for solidarity?   
·      How will indigenous migrants fit into racial orders within the Latin@ community and U.S. society at large? 
·      How do more newly arrived indigenous groups relate to indigenous peoples of the lands they now live and work in?
·      How will these new indigenous migrants and later generations grapple with settler colonial structures and the multiple colonialities now at play?

Symposium Tentative Schedule:

Thursday March 26th

8:30- 9:00 AM            Coffee & Pastries

9:00- 9:05 AM            LLILAS Welcome, Luis Urrieta, Chair, Mexico Center Faculty Committee

9:05- 9:15 AM            Goals and Purpose of the CLI Symposium
Co-organizers: Maylei Blackwell & Floridalma Boj Lopez 

9:15- 9:25 AM            Opening Remarks: Domino Pérez, Department of English & CMAS Director, University of Texas at Austin

9:30-10:30 AM           Opening Plenary

When is an Indian not an Indian? Garífuna Mothers and Children Across Borders
Maria Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University    

10:30- 12:00 AM        Panel I: Trans/national Genders, Indigeneities & Migrations

Remapping Los Angeles: Indigenous Migrant Women, Geographies of the Sacred, and New Spaces of Belonging
Maylei Blackwell, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California—Los Angeles

Writing Against an Universal Migration Narrative: Indigeneity and Latinidad in Maya Women’s Migration Stories
Bianet Castellanos, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota

Transnational Generations: Mixtec Migrants in Oxnard, California
Noé López, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Discussant:  Domino Perez, MALS & CMAS, University of Texas, Austin
12:00- 1:00 PM          Lunch

1:15- 3:00 PM            Panel II: (Meso)Americans?: Indigenous/Latino(a) Critical Intersections

Coming Out as “Indian”: Indigenous Latina/os Disrupting the Logics of US Race & Ethnicity

Lourdes Alberto, Department of English, University of Utah

Political Movements from the South and Chicano Texts
Gloria Chacón, Department of Literature, University of California—San Diego

Ixil Migration to the United States
Giovanni Batz, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Mediating Alterity: Latina-Indigeneity and Technologies of Alternative Medicine
Rico Kleinstein Chenyek, Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign

Discussant:  Luis Cárcamo-Huechante, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Texas at Austin

3:00- 3:15 PM                        Break  

3:15- 5:00 PM            Panel III (1:00-2:20 PM): Generations, Indigenous Youth, Organizing & Identities

Building La Comunidad Ixim: Youth Organizing in the Maya Diaspora
Floridalma Boj Lopez, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Reclamando lo que es nuestro: Identity Formation among Zapoteco Youth in Los Angeles
Brenda Nicolás, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Speaking for Ourselves: Community Organizing, the Academy, and the Legacies of the 2006 Social Movement in Oaxaca
Luis Sanchez-Lopez, Department of History, University of California, San Diego

Identity, Violence, and Authenticity: Challenges to Static Conceptions of Indigeneity
Luis Urrieta, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Texas at Austin

Discussant: Shannon Speed, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

5:00- 6:00 PM            Reflection on the Day and Open Discussion: Shannon Speed & Domino Perez, University of Texas at Austin

This event is being hosted by the Mexican Center of LLILAS and co-sponsored by the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies & the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Native American & Indigenous Studies Program, the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, and the Graduate School. Symposium organizing committee: Maylei Blackwell, Floridalma Boj Lopez & Luis Urrieta