Funding – Newberry Library Fellowships, Due: Nov. 15, 2015

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The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

For more information, visit our website:

Please circulate this announcement amongst colleagues and students.

Long-Term Fellowships
Deadline: November 15, 2015*
Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities. Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application in order to eligible. Fellowships provide a stipend of $4,200 per month. For more information, including a list of available Long-Term Fellowships, please

Short-Term Fellowships
Deadline: December 15, 2015*
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Most fellowships are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago Metro area. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for one continuous month in residence at the Newberry, with stipends of $2,500 per month. Applicants must demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry’s collection. For more information, including a list of available Short-Term Fellowships, please visit:

*Please note our new deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Office of Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

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Polish until it shines: an Editing Workshop, July 2, 2015 | 10:30 – 11:30 am

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Polish until it shines: an Editing Workshop

How’s your writing coming? Have you got lots of ideas, but nothing polished for publication? Anna Warje, a professional editor, will be sharing the secrets to editing in this writing workshop.

Anna is a former Writing Centre tutor who holds an MA from UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Anna has worked as an anti-oppression educator and facilitator with many Vancouver organizations, including Check Your Head, Qmunity, and the YWCA.

Registration will be capped at 12 participants. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, July 21st from 10:30 – 11:30 am

Venue: Scarfe 304A

For more information contact To RSVP please click here.

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing Workshop, Aug 5, 2015 | 11AM – 12PM

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Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Type: Workshop

Series: Copyright Education Series – a collaboration between The Library, CTLT, and The UBC Bookstore
  Koerner Library Research Commons Series
  Graduate Student Workshop Series

Location: RM216

 Room Directions

 Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map

 Point Grey Campus

Description: Have questions about plagiarism and academic integrity? What about “self-plagiarism” and “gift authorship”? This workshop will cover what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights to it.

Copyright and Conference Presentations Workshop, July 29th, 2015 at 11AM – 12PM

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Copyright and Conference Presentations

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Type: Workshop

Series: Copyright Education Series – a collaboration between The Library, CTLT, and The UBC Bookstore
  Koerner Library Research Commons Series

Location: RM216

Room Directions

 Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map

 Point Grey Campus

Description: Curious about using other people’s figures in your conference presentations? Wondering if presenting a paper at a conference counts as prior publication? Looking for an overview of copyright considerations for conference organizers? Come to this workshop to learn about these topics and more!

CFP – Middle West Review Special Issue: The Indigenous Midwest, Due: Sep 1, 2015

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Middle West Review
Special Issue: The Indigenous Midwest
The Middle West Review, a new interdisciplinary journal about the American Midwest published by the University of Nebraska Press, will be publishing a special issue focused on the Indigenous Midwest. The journal aims to generate interest in critical study of the Midwest as a distinctive region and to provide space for scholarship that moves beyond the homogeneous narratives of settler patriarchy that dominate popular perceptions of the Midwest. The special issue seeks scholarly essays that work at the intersection of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Midwestern Studies.
The editors are particularly interested in essays that emphasize the U.S. Midwest as Indigenous homelands, as a series of historically contested borderlands, as a region that continues to be structured by settler colonialism in the present, and as a site of Indigenous endurance and resurgence within and beyond both reservation and urban communities. The editors are also interested in submissions that explore Indigenous experiences in the Midwest as they intersect with issues of multiraciality, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Analyses of environmental problems affecting Indigenous communities are also welcome. The temporal focus is open across all time periods and submissions are invited across all scholarly disciplines.
Article submissions should run between 6,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes) and must follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Review essays that engage multiple books that have recently been published in the field, exhibitions, events, or multimedia should run between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Photo essays with accompanying artist statements are also welcome.
Submit manuscripts by September 1, 2015, via email to the co-editors, James F. Brooks ( at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Doug Kiel ( at Williams College.

CFP – Book Reviews, Mcgill Journal of Education

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Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,

Book reviews are a wonderful way to engage with new publications while also providing opportunities for reflection—this while adding a (free) book to your collection, as well as a publication to your CV. It also provides an opportunity to become familiar with different publishers (for the purposes of future publication—namely, our own). We would like to invite you to write a book review for the McGill Journal of Education. We have several books (titles attached) for potential review. You can also request a book from a publisher (check publisher policies), or ask us to request it, in exchange for a book review. I have pasted our guidelines below (which you can also find on our website). A book review is its own art form, as I was reminded of in browsing through our archives.  A book review can help its audience decide whether to commit to reading a particular book; the reviewer usefully highlights the book’s strengths as well as identifies its limitations (e.g., Lerona Lewis on youth and language). The act of writing the review can provoke connections, as between theory and practice (e.g., Claudia Mitchell on the significance of ‘coming [back] to theorists’). The review can be written with others and/or on several books to provide a perspective on where we’ve come from and where we are going—or could be going, this through mulling over (and comparing) recent book offerings (e.g., Steve Jordan and Nancy Jackson on educational reform). The reviewer can also bring together “unlikely bedfellows” for the purpose of entering a conversation or provoking one (e.g., Norman Henchey’s thoughts in the 1970s on heady shifts in the terrain of curriculum studies—according to Henchey, should we side with Pinar or with Hirst?). At the MJE, we are open to diverse forms of the book review. We welcome reviews in English or French. If any of the attached 2014 or 2015 books interest you, or you have another one in mind that has been published within the last 2 years, contact me or Managing Editor, Sylvie Wald ( and we’ll make a trade—a book for a book review, due in the late summer or early fall…

Faculty: We encourage you to share this message with your graduate students

Graduate students: We encourage you to forward this message to other graduate students, whether at McGill or other universities.

We look forward to hearing from you,


Teresa Strong-Wilson, Dr.

Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education

Editor-in-Chief, McGill Journal of Education

Co-President, Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS)

Faculty of Education, McGill University

3700 rue McTavish

Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2

(514) 398-4527, Ext. 094014 (phone)

MJE Book Reviews / Critiques de livres

We invite individuals to write and submit book reviews for publication in the MJE. Reviews should be no longer than 1000 words in length. A good book review does more than summarize, it places the book in a larger context of scholarship. Ideally it describes the value and usefulness that the book might have for scholars, and practitioners. Your review should provide readers with an overview of the book, including basic content and structural organization, the recommended audience and scholarly aim(s) of the book, and how the author situates this work within the larger context of the area or field. The review should provide a critical commentary of the book, assessing its contribution to the field. When reviewing edited volumes, authors should provide a sense of the range of contributions in the collection. The review should be written in a language and style that is accessible to readers across various disciplines. Please cite book details at the start of your review, including: author(s)/editor(s), title, city of publication, publisher, year of publication, number of pages, price, ISBN number, For example:

Wayne Martino, Michael Kehler, & Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower (Eds.). The Problem with Boys’ Education: Beyond the Backlash. New York, NY: Routledge. (2009). 290 pp. $43.95 (paperback). (ISBN 978-1-56023-683-2).

MJE – Books for Review June 2015

Sample Book Reviews





CFP – Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, Due June 1, 2015

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CJNSE Fall 2015 Special Issue

Language, Identity, and Diversity in Education 

This is a call for submissions for a Fall 2015 special issue of the Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education. This special issue is broadly dedicated to issues surrounding language, identity, and diversity in Education and will be guest co-edited by the journal’s newest faculty advisory editor, Dr. Antoinette Gagné. The CJNSE welcomes and encourages submissions describing original (MA or PhD) research but may also accept position papers and book reviews from new scholars. Submissions are welcomed in our journal’s two official languages, English and French. Submissions will be accepted starting immediately with a deadline of June 21st, 2015. Submissions will go through our journal’s extensive peer-review and editing process. Questions and queries may be sent to CJNSE editor James Corcoran (English) at cjnse.rcjce.journal@gmail.comor Nancy Allen (French) at

RCJCE, numéro thématique, automne

Langue, identité et diversité en éducation

Le numéro thématique de l’automne 2015 de la Revue canadienne des jeunes 

chercheurs-chercheuses en éducation portera sur la langue (au sens large), le 

développement identitaire qui peut y être associé de même que sur la diversité et la pluralité des langues. Nous sommes heureux d’avoir à nos côtés, pour mener à bien ce numéro, Antoinette Gagné, professeure associée à l’Université de Toronto. La RCJCE encourage la publication d’articles inédits (MA ou PHD), en anglais ou en français, traitant de recherches en cours ou complétées. La RCJCE accepte aussi des articles d’opinions ou des recensions d’écrits scientifiques. Les propositions d’articles seront acceptées jusqu’au 21 juin 2015. Pour tous commentaires ou questions concernant ce numéro thématique, nous vous invitons à écrire à la directrice du volet francophone, Nancy Allen, ou au directeur du volet anglophone, James Corcoran


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Guest Editors:
Professor Karen J. Leong (Arizona State University) and Professor Myla Vicenti Carpio (Arizona State University)
Publication Date:
Spring 2016
Due Date:
Paper submissions (up to 5,000 words) due May 1, 2015
Unfree labor, dispossession, and displacement are technologies of the carceral state, which depends upon the
logics of control and punishment to create hierarchies of difference and normalize its deployment of violence.
In this special issue of Amerasia Journal, we call for papers and dialogues that examine the convergence of indigenous communities and Asian communities in the Americas as subjects of the carceral state, subject to nationstate attempts to refashion them into proper liberal and economic subjects through assimilation, dispossession, militarization, and relocation.  What do such relational analyses tell us about the ways in which the carceral state improvises, reutilizes, and deploys diverse methods to constitute, in Michel Foucault’s words, the power of normalization and the formation of knowledge” of what it means to be a productive citizen, a legible and proper subject?  How do relational analyses of Asian communities in the Americas and indigenous communities further illuminate the workings of the carceral state within and beyond national borders?  Why and how did settlers and the colonized both become subject to the carceral state and under what conditions?  How did both communities resistance to, or rejection of, carceral technologies forge unexpected affinities or alliances?  What insights do such relational histories of Asian diasporic and indigenous experiences reveal about the workings of the carceral state and what possible interventions might relational histories suggest?  
Submission Guidelines and Review Process:
The guest editors, in consultation with the Amerasia Journal editors and peer reviewers, will make the decisions
on which submissions will be included in the special issue.  The review process is as follows:
Initial review of submitted papers by guest editors and Amerasia Journal editorial staff
Papers approved by editors will undergo blind peer review
Revision of accepted peerreviewed papers and final submission
This special issue seeks papers of approximately 5,000 words in length.  We encourage the submission of interdisciplinary and accessible writings that may be adopted for courses in American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, and Pacific Islander Studies.
Please send correspondence and papers regarding the special issue on the carceral state in Asian American Studies to the following addresses.  All correspondence should refer to “Amerasia Journal Carceral State Issue” in the subject line.
Professor Karen J. Leong: Professor Myla Vicenti Carpio:
Arnold Pan, Associate Editor, Amerasia Journal: