CTP Spring 2024 Schedule of Events

January 23, 2023

BATON ROUGE, LA - The LSU Curriculum Theory Project is a community of internationally recognized scholars and intellectually vibrant students from a diversity of backgrounds whose primary goals are to research the role education plays in a democratic society and participate in the future of curriculum theory nationally and internationally. Curriculum Theory, as the interdisciplinary study of educational experience, aspires to understand educational practices within broad social and cultural frameworks, focusing on what counts as knowledge, and what knowledge is most valued, by whom, at what time, and for what purpose. Engaging experience, analysis and imagination, this field of scholarly inquiry seeks to articulate the significance of curriculum as lived and explore at the nexus of subject matter, society and self its generative possibilities. Check out the CTP Spring opportunities below!

Invitation to Submit Proposals: LSU Curriculum Camp 2024 (Feb 23-24, 2024) at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Featuring Dr. Pinar

The deadline to submit proposals for the LSU Curriculum Camp 2024 has now been extended to January 29, 2024. This event is anticipated to be a particularly notable event, especially with the expected participation of the acclaimed Dr. Pinar. This deadline extension offers a further chance for interested individuals to contribute their proposals and be a part of this stimulating and educational gathering. For comprehensive information and submission guidelines, please refer to the detailed instructions provided.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Proposal submissions consist of a 500-word maximum summary on a host of subjects, such as, curriculum theory, gender, race & culture studies, human resource management, higher education research, policy analysis, political and/or intellectual thought (including but not limited to narrative inquiry and feminism, post-colonialism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, posthumanism, new materialism, queer theory, chaos & complexity theory, and content-area specific research). Submission of a proposal is a professional commitment to present at the conference. Curriculum Camp is organized by the Curriculum Theory Project and Curriculum Theory Graduate Student Collaborative. Curriculum Camp is designed to showcase the work of graduate students in the broad fields of curriculum theory, curriculum studies, and education. Each year, Curriculum Camp features papers and round tables/panels presented by graduate students on a range of topics: curriculum theory, gender, race, culture, higher education research (K-20), policy analysis, political and/or intellectual thought (including but not limited to narrative inquiry, feminism, postmodernism and poststructuralism, queer theory, new materialism, chaos theory & complexity theory, etc.).

Potential Submission can be

- ​Complete Research for panels
- ​Concept Papers
- Data Gathering Stage
- Paper Proposals
- Emerging Ideas/Work in Progress
- Conceptualizing Research
- Research in Progress
- Theoretical Papers

Kindly ensure that your proposal is submitted by January 29, 2024. To submit your proposal, please click on the following link: https://forms.gle/ySQGggshu6aUPsJKA. Notifications regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via email by February 5, 2024. Additionally, all participants are requested to register for the conference by February 12, 2024, using the following registration link: https://bit.ly/CC2024registration

CTP Out and About Day Trip to the Chitimacha Museum, February 3, 2024

The CTP invites you to participate in a free guided tour and visit to the Chitimacha Museum on February 3rd, 2024. The tour will commence at 11am in the museum. The CTP will depart from LSU at 9 am. If you would like to request a ride, please contact ctplsu@lsu.edu. Following the visit and guided tour, we will have an optional lunch at either Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant or Chicken on the Bayou and Boudin Shop. RSVP by clicking here, https://ctpoutandabout.rsvpify.com 

CTP Lecture Series: Dr. James Burns, Florida International University, “Confessions of a Recovering Imperialist: Violence, Fascism, Biopower, and the Force of Truth” on February 26, 2024 in 216 Peabody Hall at 5:45 - 7:15pm

The CTP invites you to participate in a free lecture given by Dr. James Burns, an Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies at Florida International University in Miami.

Call for Proposals, AAACS. Deadline for proposals: February 2, 2024 

The AAACS is delighted to share this year's Annual Conference Call for Proposals for both their place-based conference to take place at Arcadia University, just north of Philadelphia April 8-10, 2024 and their online conference taking place shortly after on April 26, 2024.

They are also excited to announce the reinvigoration of the Graduate Student Council. The AAACS Graduate Student Council will work closely with AAACS Secretary, Sandra Vanderbilt, and Program Chair, Toni Carmichael, in conference planning and organization. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with and close to the inner workings of the association and new work in curriculum studies. Graduate students, please see the full call for the council attached here and apply at this link,.

Please see the full Call for Proposal attached here and use the following links to submit your proposals:
- Curriculum Studies and Questioning Liberty: Place-based conference April 8-10 at Arcadia University submission portal linked here
- Curriculum Studies and Spaces of Possibility: Online conference April 26 submission portal linked here

Important dates:
- Priority application deadline for Graduate Student Council: December 18, 2023
- Priority deadline for conference proposal submissions: Monday, January 8, 2024
- Last call for Graduate Student Council Applications: January 8, 2024
- Last call for conference proposal submissions: Friday, February 2, 2024

If you have any questions, please reach out to aaacsandconference@gmail.com. They look forward to reviewing submissions and continuing curriculum conversations in the new year! Check out this flyer for more information.

Save the Date! NSSRRR International Conference, February 8-10, 2024

Navigating the Storms of Slavery: Restore, Reflect, & Reclaim Conference will be held in Baton Rouge, LA. It is the inaugural and international conference dedicated to the past and present impact of slavery in Louisiana and LSU. The 2024 Conference will be held at the LSU Cook Alumni and Conference Center.

Save the Date! Critical Questions in Education Conference, March 4 - 6, 2024. Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The CQiE Conference encourages conversations and offers participants deliberate opportunities to present, talk, listen, and learn from one another—and to think about how they might change or develop their thinking about teaching and/or teacher education because of what they learn from others.

If you have any questions, please call or email Steven P. Jones, Academy Director 417-836-5982 -- spjones@missouristate.edu

Please visit the Academy for Educational Studies website: http://academyforeducationalstudies.org/ 

AERA Call for participants for the 2024 Division B (Curriculum Studies) Preconference Seminars. Held in person on Wednesday, April 10 in Philadelphia.

If you have any questions about a specific seminar, please reach out to the contacts associated with that session. Division B Preconference Seminar Session Titles (full descriptions are below): 

- Seminar 1: Writing with/in Curriculum Studies: An Engagement with the Politics of Citation 
Facilitators: Theodorea Regina Berry & Boni Wozolek (bfw5188@psu.edu)

- Seminar 2: A Curriculum of Cheating 
Facilitators: Jordan Corson (jordan.corson@stockton.edu)& Daniel Friedrich  

- Seminar 3: Embracing Educational Possibilities: Theorizing and Acting at the Intersections of Disability Studies in Education and Curriculum Studies 
Facilitators: Kelly P Vaughan (vaughak@pnw.edu) & Sandra Vanderbilt (sandrav@gwu.edu)

- Seminar 4: The Evolution of Anti-Racist Curriculum Scholarship: From Access to Afrofuturism 
Facilitators: Jerry Rosiek (jrosiek@uoregon.edu) & Roland Mitchell (rwmitch@lsu.edu)

Job talk/reception at LSU. See the message below from the Department of English for more information.

The Department of English is conducting a search for an assistant professor of English Education. Three excellent candidates will be visiting over the next couple of weeks and we encourage our friends and colleagues from the School of Ed to attend the job talks and/or faculty receptions. All job talks are at 11:30 in 113 Allen Hall; all graduate student receptions are at 2:00PM in the 210 Allen Hall lounge (second floor); all faculty receptions are at 3:00PM in the 210 Allen Hall lounge (second floor). The candidates are:

  • Beth Krone. Ph.D. Adolescent, Post-Secondary, and Community Literacies at The Ohio State University (2021). MA in English from the Bread Loaf School of English (2016). Masters of Education from Stanford University (2010). Currently Assistant Professor of English Education at Kennesaw State University. K-12 Teaching Experience at Harvest Collegiate High School in New York, The Breakthrough Collaborative in Cincinnati, OH, and The Cloud Forest School in Costa Rica. Several single and co-authored articles in Linguistics and Education, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Research in the Teaching of English, English Teaching, and elsewhere. VISITING MONDAY, JAN. 22
  • Dianne Wellington. Ph.D. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education at Indiana University-Bloomington (2023). MA in African American and English Literature at NC A&T (2012). Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at SUNY-Cortland since 2023. K-12 Teaching Experience English Department Co-Chair and AP English teacher at Smith High School in NC; English teacher at Guilford County Schools in NC. A number of single and co-authored articles under review and in publication at Voices from the Middle, English Journal, Journal of Young Adult Literacy, Journal of Negro Education, and elsewhere. VISITING FRIDAY, JAN. 26
  • Ashlynn Marie Wittchow. Ph.D. in English Ed at Teachers College at Columbia in NY (2024, anticipated). Several single and co-authored articles in Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, English Education, English Journal, and NCTE. Contributes to Teaching Today podcast. Experience preparting pre-service teachers and K-12 teaching experience at SEEDS in Neward, Irmo International High School for the Arts, and Marrington Middle School of the Arts. Developed Curriculum for the State of South Carolina Department of Education and served as Lead Professional Development Coach for the Center of the Professional Development of Teachers in New York. Shortlisted for the United Kingdom Literacy Association Academic Book Award. VISITING WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7

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