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Dear CAE members,
Lesley Bartlett and Peter Demerath have organized a research methods
workshop for CAE 2012. It will occur November 16 from 1:30-4:30 PM.
During the first hour, we will have a panel discussing featuring
Shirley Brice Heath, Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, Fred Erickson, and
Stanton Wortham discussing research questions, the culture concept,
the selection of relevant contexts for ethnography, and data sources
and modes of learning during fieldwork.
During the remaining time, the workshop organizers will focus on the
following topics in greater depth:
- Developing theoretically informed ethnographic research questions,
including advice on mobilizing theory and associated dilemmas
researchers might face.
- Identifying relevant contexts and sites for ethnographic research
projects including multi-sited ethnography.
- Identifying multiple types of data sources and means of learning
in the ‘field,’ including how to account for the researcher¹s own
experience and implications of doing ethnography with multiple
Each participant will be asked to identify his or her own research
questions, contexts, and data sources and will receive feedback in
Cost of workshop: $20 for students, $40 for professional members
Advance registration has closed but there is still space for 15-20 more
participants (you may register on-site at the conference).
We hope you will join us!
Peter Demerath, Assoc. Prof.
Dept. of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
University of Minnesota
330 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0221
Tel. (612) 626-0768
Fax (612) 624-3377
6:30-8:00 pm, Friday, November 16th
“Franciscan D” in Hilton San Francisco Hotel
6:30-6:35 pm Welcome; Introduce CAE Executive Board (Rosemary Henze,
Kathy Schultz, Kathryn Davis, Tricia Niesz and Greg Tanaka) and Members-at-Large (Neriko Doerr, Katherine Bruna-Richardson, and Cindy Cruz)
6:35-6:40 Program Chair’s Report (Rosemary Henze)
6:40-6:45 Treasurer’s Report (Kathryn Davis)
6:45-6:50 Introduce New AEQ Editorial Team (Sally Galman/Laura Valdiviezo)
6:50-7:10 Committee Restructuring (Denni Blum and Amy Brown)
7:10-7:15 Endowed Awards Committee (Wes Shumar and Angela Arzubiaga)
7:15-7:25 All Awards Except Spindler Award (Dissertation Award—Gilberto Arriaza; Presidential Fellows—Kathy Schultz; Travel Stipends— Katherine Bruna)
7:25-7:40 Spindler Award (Marki LeCompte, for the Committee, introducing the award winner who will give a brief talk)
7:40-8:00 Local Performer/Speaker, Nolan Jones: “Hip Hop & the Academy”
BE SURE TO ALSO ATTEND:
All Committee Meeting, Saturday 3:30-4:30 pm, Bay View, Hotel Nikko.
New Members Reception, Saturday 4:30-5:30 pm, Bay View, Hotel Nikko.
CAE Presidential Talk, Saturday 6:15-8:15 pm, Continental 4, Hilton S.F.
CAE Off-Site Social, Lefty O’Doul’s, 8-10 pm, 333 Geary between Powell and Mason. A few blocks away and handicap accessible.
CAE BOARD MEETING THURSDAY 2:00 PM:
Also, may I please invite all organizers/chairs for the following new CAE Standing Committees to come and say a few words at the CAE Board Meeting, to be held
on Thursday, Nov 15th, 2:00-5:00 pm, at the Bay View Room in Hotel Nikko:
“Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Education”
“Ability, Disability and Special Education”
“Privatization, Markets and Post-Neoliberalism”
THE CAE BOARD MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS!
With profound sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Harry F. Wolcott on October 31, 2012. Harry had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease and more recently, from esophageal cancer.
A student of George Spindler at Stanford University, Harry graduated with his Ph.D. in 1964 and immediately began his professorial career in the College of Education at the University of Oregon, where he remained until he retired in 1999 as Professor Emeritus of Anthropology (http://pages.uoregon.edu/
Harry was in on the “ground floor” of the emerging field of educational anthropology, serving as the Council on Anthropology and Education’s fourth president (1972-73), and, with Elizabeth Eddy, sharing the inaugural George and Louise Spindler Award (1989). Harry launched his editorship of Anthropology and Education Quarterly (1983-85) with his own lead article, the first in the “Sneaky Kid” trilogy. Over the years he provided the methodological backbone for our discipline, seamlessly interweaving the applied and the theoretical, raising tough – even courageous – questions of validity in ethnographic research, innovating new forms of research such as autoethnography, and bringing the arts into mainline anthropology. Through his writings, mentorship, and personal encounters he was one of the most influential scholars in the field of educational anthropology.
Harry’s students remember him as “a demanding but extremely helpful dissertation advisor,” a “wonderful colleague and friend, highly intelligent and very funny,” a “generous dinner host,” a “life-time doktorvater who read and critiqued his former students’ book manuscripts and journal article drafts many years after they completed their work with him,” a “true mentor and friend” who drew students from around the world, and “a wonderful scholar, teacher, doctoral supervisor, and friend.” He was an educator in every sense of the word: Who but Harry could wrangle a year of intensive field work documenting the role of African beer gardens in Bulawayo society, and then use the published results to inspire his students on the distinction between etic and emic research perspectives?
Harry will be honored at a session of this year’s AAA Meeting scheduled for 4-5:45 pm Wednesday, November 14 (Hilton Franciscan D). The session will engage the corpus of Harry’s work and, in lieu of his planned discussant commentary, will provide an opportunity for those in attendance to remember him and to reflect on his many contributions to the field. In addition, plans are under way to establish a new CAE award in Harry’s name for exemplary contributions to “Genuine Ethnography in Education” (as defined by Harry).
According to Harry’s wishes, there will be no funeral or service. His obituary will appear in The Eugene Register Guard on Sunday, November 4. Harry is survived by his long-time partner, Norman Delue, and a legion of former students and colleagues. Cards may be sent to his home address: 85711 S. Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405.
Harry will be greatly missed in the field of anthropology and education. He leaves an unforgettable legacy in his scholarship, his students, and all those whose lives he touched and changed for the better.
Teresa L. McCarty
We are delighted to announce our third cohort of CAE Early Career Presidential Fellows. This year the committee selected six fellows from a large pool of outstanding emerging scholars. We look forward to working closely with this group at the November meetings, along with our previous cohorts and encourage you to meet them.
Earning a Ph.D. in social anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011, Amy Brown’s work looks at large and persistent questions around education equity asking how increasing privatization of public education affects teaching and learning practices. In particular, she has examined how the reliance on private sector funding has shaped constructions of gender, class and race as well as distribution of power and resources. She writes: “Through exploring more creative ways to collaborate with the communities we study, as well as more creative and interdisciplinary ways to gather and present data, school ethnographers can create a broader audience for research and social critique and can trouble the barrier between researcher and subject.”
Juliette de Wolfe
A doctoral student in anthropology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, Juliette de Wolfe has focused her research on the daily experiences of parents with children who have been diagnosed with autism. After finishing her dissertation, Juliette intends to initiate public discussion about ability and disability, with an exploration of the multiple meanings of these words and labels that illuminate how people are treated in communities and by the media. As she explains, “I have found anthropology immeasurably helpful for engaging with such issues and have recently made a commitment to see that conversations about these issues have a place in the CAE.”
Earning her doctorate in Urban Education at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, Reva Jaffe-Walter recently conducted ethnographic research in Denmark and the United States that is focused on the national discourses and policies of immigrant youth in each country. In Denmark she documented the experiences of first and second generation Muslim youth, illuminating the conflicting discourses in the schools and society. Her work exposes how educators’ discourses and practices that are intended to promote integration and mobility for Muslim immigrants can encourage them to withdraw further from society. She concludes: “My work points to the importance of teacher education initiatives and teacher learning structures within schools that provide teachers with the skills and professional supports to support the academic and emotional needs of immigrant youth and emergent bilinguals. It also reveals how, in the absence of this knowledge, teachers default to blaming students and immigrant families and perpetuating deficit discourses.”
Ariana Mangual Figueroa
Earning her doctorate in education at the University of California, Berkeley, Ariana Mangual Figueroa is currently an assistant professor at Rutgers University. Her work focuses on mixed-status Mexican families, including parents and older children who are undocumented migrants along with younger children who are U.S.-born citizens. Through a close examination of talk and daily practices, she illustrates the differential opportunities available to these groups based on migratory status. In addition, she is interested to explore and write about the difficulties associated with conducting research in vulnerable populations. Among other goals, she is “interested in deepening
[her] analysis of the intersections between the state immigration and education policy and the everyday interactions that take place between parents, teachers, and students.”
After graduating from Arizona State University, Silvia Nogueron-Liu became an assistant professor at the University of Georgia. In her work, she documents how recent technology users from immigrant communities understand digital communication and social media, including how they use these tools in their daily lives. Among other topics, she has also explored the ways that language ideologies and family language policies shape how immigrant mothers and children make choices about their technology use. As she explains, “Our positionality as researchers and ethnographers shifts as we become co-instructors practitioners and guides in digital media projects with minority students. Our reflections in fieldwork require new ways of thinking about ethics, representation, publishing, and authoring.”
A recent graduate from Arizona State University, Dolma Roder locates her work in Bhutan where she examines gender relations in state-sponsored schools. She was curious to understand why Bhutan, a country known for its gender equity, has so few women in politics and public life. While the dominant narrative was that women were choosing not to participate in these contexts, she uncovered the ways in which discourses of women’s “limitations” shaped their decisions as did the constant teasing and harassment they experienced. In sum, her work “challenges powerful assumption within international developmental policy and practice that uncritically see education as both unequivocally beneficial and empowering, particular for women in the developing world.”
Dear CAE listserve members:
As I look over the preliminary program online, I am amazed at the wonderful opportunities for scholarly engagement we can anticipate in November! CAE has a total of 51 academic sessions, many special events, and one workshop. See full list of CAE sessions here. A few highlights:
The program showcases three CAE invited sessions that point toward new and inspiring directions. These sessions explore globalization, market-based models for schools, and the strengthening presence of local ethnographers in developing countries studying their own communities. The first, organized by Vanessa Fong, is titled *How transnational migrants decide where to raise their children *(Thursday, 10:15). It is co-sponsored with the Society of the Anthropology of Work. The second invited session, organized by Kathryn Davis, is *Language policy and planning from within: Local ethnographers engaging communities (*Saturday, 10:15)*. *The third invited session, organized by Amy Brown and Marguerite Wilson, is *Public borders, private crossings II: Ethnographic approaches to mapping neoliberalism, globalization, and corporatization in schools*. This session takes place Saturday at 1:45 and is co-sponsored with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology.
CAE continues its intergenerational tradition of creating welcoming spaces for new scholars, while at the same time honoring our elders. At the CAE New Scholar Invited Poster Session (Thursday from 1:45-5:30), twenty-three new scholars will exhibit their work. On Wednesday at 4:00, we will honor the work of an influential elder who has mentored many of us. Please plan to attend Transcending borders in anthropology and education — The interdisciplinary contributions of Harry F. Wolcott.
Each year, CAE hosts special events designed to mentor new scholars, encourage broad participation in leadership, and begin planning for the following year’s conference. Here are some special events everyone should attend if possible: On Friday from 12:15-1:30 Cindy Cruz will facilitate a Works in Progress event. Friday evening from 6:30 – 8 pm is the CAE Business Meeting, when all members gather to celebrate those receiving awards and to hear updates about the organization. Saturday from 3:30-5:30 is the CAE All-Committee Meeting. This is a time to find others who share your research and social change interests and to begin constructing sessions for the 2013 program. In the second hour, we will have a welcome reception for new members. At 6:15, Outgoing President Kathy Schultz will give a talk. Immediately following that, we will host a social event for all members at a nearby venue (location TBA).
These are just a few of the highlights. See the full AAA program, where you can search by name, key word, day, and section. At this website, you can also find information about hotels with special AAA discounts. However, a google search will also locate many small hotels in the downtown area.
One last thing: This year, because of the very limited space at the San Francisco site, AAA has scheduled an unusual number of sessions on Wednesday afternoon and evening. As you make your travel plans, please plan to arrive so that you can attend these sessions if possible.
If you have questions about the program, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I may not be able to answer all your questions, but I can at least direct you to someone who can.
Best wishes to all, and see you in San Francisco!
Rosemary Henze, CAE Program Chair 2012
Call for Abstracts
Dear Council on Anthropology and Education Members,
Each year, CAE seeks to highlight the exemplary research of new and emerging scholars in anthropology and education by hosting the CAE New Scholars Invited Poster Session. Please read on for information about how to apply for this important opportunity to present work, in poster form, at the next AAA meeting in San Francisco. If you are a mentor of a new and emerging scholar, please encourage participation by passing along this call. We particularly encourage members from under-represented groups to participate.
To be considered for this event, please submit an email with the subject line “CAE poster session 2012 [your last name].” In the body of the email, please include the following information:
1) Your name, institutional affiliation, address, phone, email, and fax;
2) The name and email address of a mentor or advisor who could speak about your work;
3) A 250-word abstract that includes: the research question; the conceptual framework for the study; the methods; the findings; and the significance of the project.
These materials should be emailed to Katherine Richardson Bruna, Second-Year CAE Member-at-Large, at email@example.com by March 28, 2012. They will then be sent out to an Invited Poster Session subcommittee for review.
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind: If you are selected for the Invited Poster Session, you will need to join AAA and CAE in order to participate in the conference. And if you want to be considered for a CAE New Scholar Travel Stipend, you will need to apply for that separately.
I’m excited to see the abstracts come in! Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Katherine Richardson Bruna, Ph.D.
Dear CAE members:
The AAA website is now open for submissions for all types of events and sessions. If you’re not familiar with the options available to you, please take some time to explore the information at the Annual Meeting Conference Website
- See AAA Information about types of submissions here
- Read an overview of the Meeting Participation Rules and Policies here
- See a useful Call for Papers FAQ here
- Log in to the AAA system to submit your proposal here.
Here again is a summary of the key deadlines and information:
*Invited sessions, “innovents” and public policy forums:* *March 15th*
All invited session proposals, innovents, and public policy sessions must
be submitted directly to AAA through the web submission process. To
submit, go to the above link and follow the guidelines posted there. We
will have two invited sessions to award in CAE this year (possibly more if
we manage to co-sponsor 1-2 sessions with other sections). CAE executive
officers will review the proposals and then forward our recommendations to
the AAA for their review. Results will be announced April 4th. If your
session is not given invited session status, it will automatically be
considered for the volunteered sessions. “Innovents” are fairly new. They
are designed for activities that take place outside of the normal
conference meeting days and/or location. Participation in an innovent
counts as a primary role, just like a paper presentation. Public policy
forums are reviewed by the AAA Committee on Public Policy (not by CAE). All
of these formats are described in more detail on the above link.
*Volunteered sessions, individual paper and poster presentations, special
events, roundtables, and media submissions: April 15th*
Submit directly to the AAA via the above link. These proposals will be
reviewed by CAE reviewers. Each proposal is read by two reviewers, and then
rankings are sent to the AAA for their review. Results will be announced
by July 15th. For those new to the process, if you wish to organize a
session it is a good idea to post a 2-3 paragraph summary of your topic on
the CAE listserve and invite others who might be focusing on the same area
to submit paper ideas to you.
For either deadline, keep in mind that:
- AAA has a *strict participation limit: one paper and one other role (discussant, chair, etc.) per person. Learn more about Participation Roles & Responsibilities here.
- Everyone listed as a participant has to be a member of AAA and pay the registration fee up front when you submit your session proposal*. In a few cases, AAA considers *waivers* of the membership requirement (but not the registration fee) for scholars from other disciplines or anthropologists from other countries besides the US or Canada. Waivers must be requested through the AAA at the time that you register. CAE does not have any special pull in this regard.
- It’s a good idea to get everyone in your session to *register online early (about 7 days in advance of the deadline is recommended)*. This way, you will be able to complete the session submission smoothly. If anyone in your session is not registered, AAA can bounce the whole session. Register to the AAA conference here
- You can submit your session in draft form and continue to revise it up until the deadline.
- If your session is not accepted, you may request a *refund* of the registration fee by contacting the AAA.
Cosponsored sessions: If you wish to submit a co-sponsored session, it’s best to first discuss your idea with someone who is an active member of the other section, say, Society for Linguistic Anthropology. Ask that person if he or she would like to be a co-chair of the session. This way you have buy in from both CAE and the other section. Then let me know so that I can also coordinate with the program chair of the other section.
2012 meeting theme: Read about the meeting theme, borders and crossings, on the AAA website. If your session is relevant to the theme, be sure that this comes across clearly in your proposal. Not every session has to be relevant to the theme; however, the likelihood of acceptance will probably be enhanced if you do tie it in somehow, assuming your proposal is strong in other ways as well.
I’ll be sending a few more reminders and updates as we get close to the deadlines. I hope you’ll forgive the repetition, but this is important because new members join CAE and the listserve throughout this period and may have missed important info communicated earlier.
Feel free to email me if you have questions as you develop your proposals:
All the best,
Rosemary Henze, 2012 CAE Program Chair