AERA Div G Community Book Project

Dear Div G community,

please consider contributing to these two classroom libraries! Detroit, MI neighbors Toronto, the site of this year’s annual meeting.




The Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee leads and serves Division G graduate student members through virtual and on-campus outreach, a webinar series on the social contexts of education, travel awards to the Annual Meeting, a Pre-Conference program, and two student-led Annual Meeting sessions.

We encourage applications from graduate students who are interested in examining, interrogating, and resisting dominant processes of teaching & learning; languages & literacies; policy, politics, & praxis; and community education. Graduate students who question the ways in which social and technological change shapes our own educational research, policy, and practice and who want to be part of a community doing this work are encouraged to apply.

Webinar – January 31: Working with Youth

Students’ sensemaking of safe and unsafe schooling environments vary based on a number of social-contextual factors and are largely informed by students’ multiple social identities and locations. This webinar will engage scholars in a timely and proactive discussion to consider the ways educational research can be leveraged to center the educational experiences and voices of students with particular emphasis on creating safe and nurturing learning environments for all students.


Community Book Project

As the annual meeting approaches, we are encouraging AERA members in or affiliated with Division G to please consider contributing to a classroom library in Detroit, MI. Detroit is not far from Toronto, Ontario – the site of the 2019 annual meeting.

To check out the wish lists, simply copy and paste the URLs beneath each teacher’s name. We thank you in advance, and we look forward to seeing you in Toronto in April!


Division G Community Project: Books for Detroit Students

As we enter the season of giving, please consider supporting public school students in Detroit—a neighboring city to Toronto, where we will hold this year’s AERA annual meeting. We are collaborating with two teachers to provide more books for their students, many of which are culturally sustaining. Visit their Amazon wish lists to give a book to Ms. Thomas’ and/or Ms. Gulley’s students.
GIVE A BOOK to Detroit students via Amazon:
The AERA Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee


Graduate Students, apply to the AERA Division G Mentoring Pre-Conference!

AERA Division G Graduate Student Executive Committee is pleased to announce our annual Graduate Student Mentoring Pre-Conference:PreCon_Announce_Flier_2019_FINAL

Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Toronto, Ontario, 2019 AERA Annual Meeting

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leigh Patel, PhD, Associate Dean of Equity and Justice, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Interested graduate students must apply by 11:59 P.M. (PST) on December 12, 2018.

The theme of this year’s Preconference, “Paths of Purpose and (Inner) Peace,” invites participants to map purposeful pathways through academia which leave one’s passions and humanity intact. Recognizing the anxieties many of us carry, we will focus attention on self-care and mindfulness strategies for the journey. And we will explore the ways in which our paths may diverge, heading toward possibilities within and outside the confines of academia.

This half-day pre-conference is designed for participants to share their experiences, ask questions and engage in discussion with scholar-mentors. Topics this year center personal, academic, and professional well-being. Graduate students attending this session will walk away with concrete strategies to navigate the academy and beyond, while maintaining personal integrity and a commitment to equity and justice.

The day will be structured so that participants can attend three different small-group conversations on topics related to well-being, academic & professional skill-building, and alternatives to the faculty-route.

Application Information

Interested participants should complete the brief application form at, as well as uploading a pdf with answers to two short-response questions, by December 12th.

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:

● Overall quality and thoughtfulness of the application
● Demonstrated commitment to educational justice
● Degree to which the applicant would benefit from and contribute to the learning space

Division G is committed to providing an equitable and diverse representation of participants on the basis of identities, type of university, and disciplinary/research interests. Preference will be given to people who have not participated before. Space is limited and registration for participation is required. Incomplete or late applications unfortunately cannot be considered. Additionally, applicants must be current graduate students.

Final decisions will be announced by early January.

If you have any questions, please write to Division G Student Executive Committee at: