CAE SPECIAL EVENTS NOVEMBER 20-24 2019

COUNCIL ON ANTHROPOLOGY & EDUCATION

SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR

AAA 2019 NOVEMBER 20-24

(Events listed here are open to all conference attendees)

THURSDAY

Learning-with-Community Event.Conversation with Dr. Jan Hare, Director of UBC Indigenous Teacher Education Program, 10:30-11:45 AM, Sylvia Hotel Restaurant (1154 Gilford St.) Snacks Provided

Town Hall Meeting. 12:15–1:45 PM Vancouver CC WEST | Room 207 | West Level 2

Board Meeting. 4:15–6 PM Fairmont Waterfront Hotel | Malaspina | Concourse Level

New Scholars Gallery Session. 4:15–6PM Vancouver CC WEST | Ballroom Lobby | West Level

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FRIDAY

Anthropology and Education Quarterly Editorial Board Meeting. 8:00–9:45 AM Fairmont Waterfront Hotel | Mackenzie II | Concourse Level

Students of Color / LGBTQ Mentoring Session. 8:00–9:45 AM Vancouver CC EAST | Room 12 | East Meeting Level

Past President’s Distinguished Lecture and Awards Recognition. 12:15-1:45 PM Vancouver CC WEST | Room 201 | West Level 2

Business, All –Committee Meeting and Social (w/ cash bar and food) 8:00 – 11:00 PM Vancouver CC WEST | Room 211 | West Level 2

New Member Welcome Session. (Meets with Business Meeting above)

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SATURDAY

Invited Session. Forecasting Futures: Education as Speculative Practice 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM Vancouver CC WEST | Room 119 | West Level 1

Works-in-Progress Session. 12:15–1:45 PM Vancouver CC EAST | Room 8 | East Meeting Level

Invited Session. Coming of Age Between the US, Mexico, and Central America’s Northern Triangle: Youth, Im/migration, and Education (1). 2:00–3:45 PM Vancouver CC WEST | Room 218 | West Level 2

Community Event. Ethnographic Fringe Salon. 4:0O –6:00 PM Offsite – The Hangar at the Center for Digital Media (577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1E1)

Announcement of CAE Program 2019

Greetings!

I look forward to seeing everyone at the annual meeting of the AAA in Vancouver. The Council on Anthropology & Education will feature an exciting program.

In addition to an outstanding set of sessions and roundtables, we have two special events planned:
The first is a conversation with Dr. Jan Hare, Director of UBC Indigenous Teacher Education Program. Dr. Hare will focus on Indigenous teacher education programs as critical sites of decolonization, reconciliation, and nation building. She will share about the context of teacher education in Canada along with similarities to the US (and elsewhere), and discuss opportunities for research/teaching/learning. It will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21, 10:30-11:45 AM, at the Sylvia Hotel Restaurant (1154 Gilford St.). Refreshments will be provided.

Second, you won’t want to miss the Ethnographic Fringe Salon. Organizer, Misha (Melisa) Cahnmann asks, “What does it mean to do ethnographic research as a creative writer, thinker, artist, doer? It is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, 4:00 –6:00 PM offsite at The Hangar at the Center for Digital Media (577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1E1).

On Thursday, November 21, we also have the New Scholars (Poster) Gallery Session. It is a bit different this year. If you are a registered attendee – either a graduate student, not-yet-tenured faculty, or scholar/practitioner/educator in an educational setting (community organization, school, university, museum) – and would like to share about your research or what your school/organization is doing, please get in touch with Valerie Haywood ([email protected]). There are limited poster spots, so don’t delay in contacting Valerie. This is another opportunity to present at this year’s annual meeting.
The Gallery Session is scheduled for Thurs, 4:15–6PM Vancouver CC WEST | Ballroom Lobby | West Level

Friday’s highlight is the Past President’s Distinguished Lecture and Awards Recognition. It is scheduled for 12:15-1:45 PM Vancouver CC WEST |Room 201 | West Level 2

Friday night! It will be wonderful to socialize over over-priced hors d’oeurves, welcome new members, celebrate our 2019 George and Louise Spindler awardee, collaborate in our committees, and yes, do a bit of business. This is all happening at the Business, All –Committee Meeting and Social (with food & cash bar), 8:00 – 11:00 PM Vancouver CC WEST | Room 211 | West Level 2

Next, this year’s outstanding INVITED sessions will both take place on Saturday, November 23:

Forecasting Futures: Education as Speculative Practice 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM Vancouver
CC WEST | Room 119 | West Level 1

Coming of Age Between the US, Mexico, and Central America’s Northern Triangle:
Youth, Im/migration, and Education (1). 2:00–3:45 PM Vancouver CC WEST | Room 218 | West Level 2.
There are many more sessions, meetings and events to attend. You can easily view them on the online program. A list of our Special Events and Meetings is attached.
Finally, I hope you can make it to: Opening Ceremony: Creating Harmonious Environments with Architect Douglas Cardinal. It is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM at the Vancouver CC WEST | Ballroom A | West Level 1
In his message to AAA, Executive Director Ed Liebow writes about the local organizing committee (LOC) “working with representatives of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm First Nations, on whose unceded territory the Annual Meeting will take place. LOC member Susan Rowley of the UBC Museum of Anthropology has worked with the three host Nations to arrange the territorial welcome that will open the conference on Wednesday evening, according to their protocols. At the opening, a welcome and expression of support will be offered by a respected leader of the Musqueam Nation, who is specifically authorized to speak on behalf of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations as well. Douglas Cardinal, a renowned Métis/Blackfoot architect, will present the opening keynote, in conversation with past AAA President and University of Toronto professor Monica Heller. This is an event you won’t want to miss” (November 8, 2019).

I wish you all safe travels.

Sofia Villenas

Call for Nominations

George and Louise Spindler Award

The 2019 George and Louise Spindler Award

Call for Nominations

The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) has established an annual award as a tribute to George and Louise Spindler in recognition of their significant and ongoing contributions to the field of educational anthropology. The purpose of this award is to honor scholars/practitioners whose achievements in educational anthropology as researchers or as practitioners have been distinguished, exemplary, and inspirational.

This award will be presented during the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Vancouver, British Colombia  (November 20-24, 2019).

To be eligible to receive the Spindler award, a candidate must excel in their contributions to educational anthropology, either as scholars or as practitioners. Their contributions must be widely recognized for having significantly advanced our knowledge of the study of educational processes, or for having significantly improved the quality of the design or delivery of educational services.

Nominations must include:

1) a letter that includes a summary of the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions,

2) the nominee’s CV.

These 2 items should be sent to the Committee Chair, Marjorie Faulstich Orellana ([email protected]) by August 10, 2019.

Call for Nominations

2019 CAE Frederick Erickson Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) has established an annual award to recognize the author of an outstanding dissertation recently completed in the field of anthropology and education.  It is named after esteemed educational anthropologist, Frederick Erickson.

Nomination

Any member of CAE in good standing can nominate a recently completed dissertation for this award.

Eligibility

A nominated dissertation should have been successfully defended no earlier than 3 calendar years (July 1, 2016) prior to the year in which it is nominated.

Deadline

Nominations should be sent by July 1st, 2019 to Dr. Cindy Cruz, Committee Chair, at [email protected]. 

Nomination Materials

The nomination should include the following:

  1. A completed cover page outlining:
    1. Nominee’s name and contact information, including email address
    2. Nominee’s dissertation title, institution from which nominee received the PhD, and date degree was conferred
    3. Nominator’s name and contact information
  2. A 20-page (5,000 words maximum) abstract of the dissertation written by the nominee; and
  3. A letter, not to exceed three pages, from the nominator summarizing the strengths of the dissertation, including the strength of anthropological theory and method, scholarly excellence, the relevance to educational anthropology, innovative or insightful approaches, and implications for research and practice in the field of educational anthropology;
  4. If the nominator is not a member of the nominee’s dissertation committee, the nomination should be accompanied by a supporting letter from a member of the dissertation committee.

Evaluation Guidelines

The dissertation award committee will be guided by such considerations as:

  1. The issue addressed in the study bridges the theories and practices of anthropology and education;
  2. The author-researcher applies anthropological methods and concepts in handling and reporting data thoroughly and insightfully; and
  3. The study is of high quality and makes an important contribution to the field.

Finalists

A short list of finalists will be selected over the summer. Finalists will be asked to submit copies of their completed dissertation within 2 weeks of notification. The winner will be selected from among the finalists and selected on the basis of a reading of the completed dissertation by all members of the award committee.

Call for Nominations

The 2019 George and Louise Spindler Award

The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) has established an annual award as a tribute to George and Louise Spindler in recognition of their significant and ongoing contributions to the field of educational anthropology. The purpose of this award is to honor scholars/practitioners whose achievements in educational anthropology as researchers or as practitioners have been distinguished, exemplary, and inspirational.

This award will be presented during the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Vancouver, British Colombia  (November 20-24, 2019).

To be eligible to receive the Spindler award, a candidate must excel in their contributions to educational anthropology, either as scholars or as practitioners. Their contributions must be widely recognized for having significantly advanced our knowledge of the study of educational processes, or for having significantly improved the quality of the design or delivery of educational services.

Nominations must include:

1) a letter that includes a summary of the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions,

2) the nominee’s CV.

These 2 items should be sent to the Committee Chair, Marjorie Faulstich Orellana ([email protected]) by August 10, 2019.

For a list of past recipients, please visit the CAE website, at:

http://cae.americananthro.org/awards/george-and-louise-spindler-award/

CAE Membership Fee Waiver Program

Council on Anthropology and Education

Membership Fee Waiver Program

The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) is pleased to announce the 2019 Membership Fee Waiver Program for new members to CAE.  The one-time fee waiver will be for the CAE section fees only (i.e., $15 for students or $50 for standard membership).  The program applies to all eligible student or professional members.

To receive the membership fee waiver, eligible recipients must be either: 1) new members to the CAE, or 2) members who have let their membership lapse for more than 3 years (i.e., since 2016 or before). Recipients of the fee waiver must also complete the following requirements:

  • Apply for the waiver by sending the CAE Treasurer (Eric Johnson—see below) an email requesting a waiver code that will be used upon registration for the AAA conference and updating membership status.  The waiver code must be obtained prior to registration (i.e., any fees already paid will not be reimbursed).
  • Register for the 2019 AAA conference in Vancouver and use the waiver code for the CAE section membership fee.
  • Attend the AAA conference in Vancouver.
  • Participate in the new member orientation at the CAE Business Meeting event (scheduling information will be sent to all eligible recipients before the conference).

Although this waiver program is for CAE membership fees only, the AAA has a “New & Recent PhD Graduate Program” that provides a free 1 year membership to the AAA.  More information about that program can be found on the AAA website:www.americananthro.org/ConnectWithAAA/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=20990

Please feel free to contact the CAE Treasurer, Eric Johnson, if you have any questions:

[email protected]

Mentoring Session on Academic Precarity at AAA

Mentoring Session on Academic Precarity

 Association for Anthropology of Policy (ASAP)

&

Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE)

Thursday, November 15, 4:15-6:00 p.m.

Looking for strategies to deal with increased academic precarity?  Join us to discuss planning for academic futures, dealing with temporary employment, and strategies for maintaining an intellectually vital life.   Karen Kelsky (The Professor is In) and Shirley Fiske (U Maryland) will discuss ways to approach academic precarity within academe and outside.

This mentoring session, jointly organized by ASAP and CAE, will speak to a variety of ways to confront precarity and include roundtable breakout strategy sessions. The speaker and roundtable topics may include:  negotiating with hiring institutions; organizing labor; advocacy; using anthropology in other work environments; strategies for moving beyond precarity; and thinking beyond the academy. This mentoring session is designed to provide a hands-on approach to scholars who find themselves in positions of academic precarity and to graduate students who face a restricted job market marked by the growth of contingent labor.

When:  Thursday, 4:15 – 6:00 p.m., November 15

Where:  Fairmont Hotel, California Room

Who:

  • Speakers –  Shirley Fiske and Karen Kelsky
  • Convener – Cris Shore (U Auckland); Wrap-Up
  • Round tables: Karen Kelsky (work outside academe), Shirley Fiske (strategies for applied anthropology), Carol MacLennan (what unions can do).

Membership Fee Waiver Program

Starting with the 2017 American Anthropological Association (AAA) conference in Washington DC, the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) is pleased to announce the Membership Fee Waiver Program for new members to CAE.  The one-time fee waiver will be for the CAE section fees only (i.e., $15 for students or $50 for standard membership).  The program applies to all eligible student or professional members.

To receive the membership fee waiver, eligible recipients must be either: 1) new members to the CAE, or 2) members who have let their membership lapse for more than 3 years (i.e., since 2014 or before). Recipients of the fee waiver must also complete the following requirements:

  • Apply for the waiver by sending the CAE Treasurer (Eric Johnson—see below) an email requesting a waiver code that will be used upon registration for the AAA conference and updating membership status.  The waiver code must be obtained prior to registration (i.e., any fees already paid will not be reimbursed).
  • Register for the AAA conference in Washington DC and use the waiver code for the CAE section membership fee.
  • Attend the AAA conference in Washington DC.
  • Participate in the new member orientation at the CAE Business Meeting event (scheduling information will be sent to all eligible recipients before the conference).

Although this waiver program is for CAE membership fees only, the AAA has a “New & Recent PhD Graduate Program” that provides a free 1 year membership to the AAA.  More information about that program can be found on the AAA website: www.americananthro.org/ConnectWithAAA/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=20990

Please feel free to contact the CAE Treasurer, Eric Johnson, if you have any questions:

[email protected]

CAE Board Statement : A Call to Action in this Political Moment

 

I.

In the wake of the US Presidential regime change, the Council on Anthropology and Education reaffirms our mission and its commitment to “advance anti-oppressive, socially equitable, and racially just outcomes . . . in all settings where learning takes place.”

II.

Living out this mission in the current political moment requires us to speak back to calls for academic neutrality, and instead to stand firmly against racist, anti-immigrant/refugee, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, and misogynistic words, actions, and policies. Inequality and oppression are not new. As anthropologists of education we have long documented the effects of deeply entrenched systems of oppression and injustice across many communities and worked to challenge and change these conditions, both in the US and internationally. However, this election and new administration have enabled a surge in both the quantity and intensity of the hatred and oppressive policies directed at targeted communities. We cannot allow this reality to slide into normalization. Many people are living and will continue to live with a new level of fear of individual acts perpetrated against them and we must continue to work with communities to address these acts. At the same time, we must focus energy on speaking against the policies of this new administration that have already and will continue to harm many individuals, communities, and nations. These policies include, for example, increased surveillance, denial of human and civil rights, abrogation of the rights of indigenous communities, environmental devastation, dismantling of our public education system, intensified militarization of the police, even wider deportation of immigrants, denial of the rights of refugees to safe haven, and increased international conflict. In this context it is more important than ever to affirm that there is no room for compromise in our fundamental valuing of all humans, and their right to live and learn free from violence, hatred, and oppression in the US and also abroad. Within this fragile moment, we, as anthropologists of education, bear the responsibility to continue to write and work  “against the grain” of these dominating logics. Indeed, ethnographies, with their emphasis on lived experience, are critical tools we can continue to mobilize in order to interrupt white supremacy and other forms of oppression being concretized in our midst.  

III.

Our mission and our conscience call on us to work in solidarity, support, and stand with all communities whose safety, well-being, and dignity are threatened by both government policies that create oppressive conditions, and government inaction in the face of hatred directed at so many communities.

 

To that end, we plan to increase our efforts “to promote racial and social justice in all settings where learning takes place.” We will work with our members to:

 

  1. Continue to conduct research with and for communities to document and interrupt the effects of oppression in the lives of young people, their schools, and their communities, while also continuing to understand and promote social change and justice. Here we might be emboldened to continue our work of drafting  “ethnographies of resistance and hope” that can document and enact more expanded ways of being.
  2. Draw on our knowledge base as educational anthropologists to create, strengthen, and disseminate materials and resources with and for educators and community organizers that support them in their work for social justice in these times.
  3. Engage in public advocacy for anti-oppressive, equitable, and racially just policies.

 

We can only do this work in community with each other. We encourage CAE members to share their ideas for actions, reaffirm our mission, and join in solidarity with the many communities within which we work to create just, equitable, and compassionate spaces for living and learning together.