New Journal: Intersections  (Posted on Council for Social Foundations of Education Blog)
Call for Submissions for Spring 2018 Issue
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Sponsored by the University of New Mexico’s Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, Intersections: Critical Issues in Education is an online, peer-reviewed, open access academic journal. We seek to deepen understanding of how race, class, gender, sexuality, exceptionalities, power, well-being, and other subjectivities play out in educational settings as a means of advancing social justice for all people. Intersections serves as a forum for diverse voices and perspectives reflecting a variety of disciplines, focusing on work that interrogates, disrupts, and challenges oppression. We welcome a range of materials, including academic papers, personal perspectives, and other innovative forms of scholarship that may speak to an audience beyond academia.
We seek original creative or scholarly submissions that examine critical issues in education, including but not limited to schooling and society, language diversity, literacy and culture, curriculum and practice, subjectivities/identities, policy and reform, spirituality, health and well-being, multimedia and digital technologies, globalization, health, gender, critical literacy, race, power, and (dis) ability studies. We welcome submissions in a variety of formats, from empirical articles and position papers to memoirs and reviews of literature; essays; academic commentaries; interviews; book and media reviews. Submissions in other genres are also encouraged, including well-crafted poetry, artistic works, fiction, documentary film or short film, video of an event with scholarly commentary, scholarly conversations (print, audio, performance), and more. For more information, contact us at or via



Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference Call

Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation at the 30th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC).  EQRC is sponsored this year by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Education.

The conference will be held on February 26-27, 2018 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special conference room rate of $59 per night (plus tax & fees).

The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 19th and papers will undergo juried review on a rolling basis, with prompt notifications of acceptance/rejection so that presenters can make early and economical travel arrangements.  All presented papers are eligible for submission to the Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research ( and all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed for potential publication.

Sunday afternoon pre-conference workshops are offered regarding ethnographic-based action research and increasing publications in peer-reviewed journals. There is no additional cost for participation at pre-conference workshops.  Also, a graduate-student colloquium will be held on Monday afternoon with a special emphasis on advancing graduate student scholarship.  Visit the website for details at

Michael W. Firmin, Ph.D.
EQRC Conference Director
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Cedarville University
Cedarville, Ohio

P.S.: EQRC this year will be held at the same hotel location and dates as the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) conference and the 2nd Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE). Although AABSS and CARE are independent of EQRC, if you desire to present multiple papers, then you may present one at EQRC and another at AABSS and/or CARE for the same registration fee. Please note that papers presented at AABSS must involve behavioral or social science and papers presented at CARE must be germane to education. See for details regarding the AABSS conference and for details regarding the CARE conference. AABSS is sponsored by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts and EQRC is sponsored by the UNLV College of Education.

Southwestern Anthropological Association Call for Proposals

SWAA LOGO FINALHappy New Year!  It’s time to submit your abstract to the 87th Annual Southwestern Anthropological Association Conference.  We invite the submission of your paper, poster  film and/or session abstracts until February 15, 2016. The theme for the 2016 Conference is Sustainable Humanity:  Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future.  Come and share your work on April 22 and 23, 2016 at Humphreys Half Moon Bay Inn and Suites on Shelter Island in San Diego, California.  The venue will provide us with a beautiful, tropical ambiance in which we can present, discuss, explore and learn from colleagues and friends.

Please note that SWAA has a shiny new website, where you can find all of our conference information.  Please go to to read the CFP, register, submit an abstract and get contact information for making your hotel reservation.  To get the conference hotel rate, just say that you are a SWAA participant when you call the hotel.

We are honored to have distinguished anthropologist, Dr. Laura Nader, as our Banquet Speaker for the conference.  She will be speaking to us about her latest book, “What the Rest Think of the West,” in which she allows us to see ourselves through the eyes of Eastern travelers’ over the millennia.   As Nicholas Dirks says about the book, “ “To see ourselves as others see us” isn’t just a famous line from Robert Burns; it’s an urgent requirement for the global twenty-first century.”  Frame shifting from ethnocentric Western perspectives is an essential part of moving to a more sustainable future locally, nationally and globally.

Read about Dr. Nader and hear brief excerpts from an interview done by the Regional Oral History Office at Berkeley:  Laura Nader:  A Life of Teaching, Investigation, Scholarship and Scope by going to the ROH website:

I am attaching a flyer that you can share with colleagues and students.  Please feel free to post or forward the flyer and/or information about the conference to others who might be interested in participating!

All of us at SWAA are eager to hear what work you and your colleagues and students are doing, whether it be in archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology or cultural anthropology, applied, public or theoretical anthropology, or some combination of any of the above.  Be you an academic, a working professional, a graduate student or an undergraduate student, your attendance and contributions are essential to a lively dialogue about what anthropology has to contribute to a sustainable future.   See you in April!

Kim Martin

Kimberly Porter Martin, Ph.D.
President, Southwestern Anthropological Association
Professor of Anthropology
Sociology and Anthropology Department
University of La Verne
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750


87th Annual Conference Flyer

Puerto Rican Congress on Research in Education

Here is the Call for Papers for the XIII Puerto Rican Congress on Research in Education, which will be celebrated at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, next March 11, 12 and 13, 2015.  Included is the information in Spanish and English, those interested in submitting papers can find the information in the following web site:  Thank you for your help.

Annette López de Méndez, Ed.D.     <>
Centro de Investigaciones Educativas
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras
Facultad de Educación
P.O. Box 23304
San Juan, Puerto Rico   00931-3304
Tel. (787)764-0000 x4384
Fax (787)764-2929

Convocatoria 2015 Call for Submissions

Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI)

The Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place May 21-24, 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign .

The theme of this year’s congress is  “Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research.”  The SIG in Qualitative Psychology will hold events in conjunction with the Congress with a focus on “critical and poststructural possibilities.”  [See the conference website for this and other SIG activities and information.]

Early registration: December 1   Regular registration: March 15.
Paper submissions due: December 1 (but check website for possible extension).

The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014. The 10th Congress will be built around the changes that have occurred in the field of qualitative inquiry in the decade since the Congress was launched as an alternative site for collaboration and discourse. The 2014 Congress will offer delegates an opportunity to assess the major changes that have taken place over the last decade. What might the Congress, and indeed the broader landscape of qualitative inquiry, look like in another decade? What should our mandate be for the next decade? What have we learned? Where do we go next?

Delegates are invited to submit proposals for panels and sessions that address these and other pressing questions concerning the politics of research (e.g., IRBs, grant funding, publishing, promotion and tenure, life in the corporate university, etc.). Delegates are also invited to address the events surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Congress itself, its history, and its future.

The 2014 Congress will offer scholars the opportunity to explore a decade of change, while foregrounding qualitative inquiry as a shared, global endeavor. Panels, workshops and sessions will take up the politics of research. Delegates will be able to form coalitions, to engage in debate on how qualitative research can be used to advance the causes of social justice, while addressing racial, ethnic, gender and environmental disparities in education, welfare and healthcare.  For more information, visit the ICQI website.