The Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) Advisory Board solicits entries for the 2015 ACYIG Prize for Best Student Essay in Anthropology of Children and Youth. The winner will be awarded $200 and a certificate of award. The winner will also be featured in the ACYIG Newsletter and on the ACYIG website. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit papers. ACYIG Board members are not eligible. Continue reading
Oxford Brookes University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Education
To mark its 150th Anniversary, Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting in January 2015. Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship in Urban Futures: Aspiration, Inequality and Transitions to Adulthood among Young People in London and New York City. Continue reading
Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association
Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture
Call for Papers
The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans, LA, held April 1-4, 2015 at the New Orleans Marriott (http://www.marriott.com/
Educators, librarians, archivists, scholars, independent researchers and students at all levels are encouraged to apply. Submissions that explore, connect, contrast, or otherwise address area themes of schooling, education, teaching (including preparing teachers/preservice teacher education), history, archival studies, and/or their linkages to popular culture from all periods are desired. Sample topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
- Reflections/linkages between schooling and popular culture in the United States and internationally/
- The role of history in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;
- The use(s) of popular culture in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;
- How education has impacted pop culture/how popular culture has impacted education in the United States;
- Representations of teaching and/or schooling in popular culture throughout history in the United States;
- Using popular culture to subvert/supplement prescriptive curricula in schooling;
- The impact/emergence of LGBTQ studies in schooling and education;
- Queering any of the area fields (education, schooling, history, archival studies, teaching, preservice teacher education, popular culture);
- Developing means to re-integrate foundations of education into preservice teacher education;
- Tapping into (or resisting) popular technology to improve instruction;
- Exploring the intersections of social media, social identity, and education.
Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014. To be considered, interested individuals should please prepare an abstract of between 100-250 words. Individuals must submit electronically by visiting http://pcaaca.org/national-
Graduate students are STRONGLY encouraged to submit their completed papers for consideration for conference award. Graduate students, early career faculty and those traveling internationally in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply: http://pcaaca.org/grant/
Decisions will be communicated within approximately two weeks of deadline. All presenters must be members of the American Culture Association or the Popular Culture Association by the time of the conference. Any further inquiries can be directed to Dr. Edward Janak at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the conference, please seehttp://pcaaca.org/national-
Applications now being sought for Ph.D. and MA programs. Ph.D. application deadline: January 5, 2015. Funding available.
The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey USA (http://childhood.camden.
With three new full-time faculty joining the Department in Fall 2014(http://childhood.camden.
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 entering doctoral class; applications for the Masters of Arts program are accepted year-round.Deadline for applications for doctoral study is January 5, 2014. Funding is available on a competitive basis for qualified applicants .
Visit the Graduate Admissions website http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/
Call for Proposals
The FCD Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports policy- and practice-relevant research on the development and learning needs of the nation’s young children growing up under conditions of poverty and low-income. FCD believes that early learning is a solid first step towards lifelong development and that promoting research in this area, conducted in a holistic and culturally sensitive manner, will help address the disparities in children’s outcomes.
YSP encourages applications from scholars who are:
- From historically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups, e.g. first-generation college graduates, and those from low-income communities.
- Scholars who represent a variety of disciplines and methods, given that mental, physical, health, social, economic, institutional, and community factors impact early learning and child development.
Eligible researchers will have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., M.D.) within seven years of application submission. Ten years for physician applicants.
March 10, 2014: Visit FCD website for full YSP guidelines
Early April 2014 – Early May 2014: Submit Letters of Intent (check FCD website for dates)
Questions can be addressed to: email@example.com
FCD website: www.fcd-us.org
YSP Program: www.fcd-us.org/our-