Category Archives: Annual Meeting 2012

Events related to the AERA Annual Meeting 2012

Shaun Chapa – Support for his family

Dear Division G colleagues:

It is with sadness that I report the passing of our young colleague, Shaun Chapa, 32 years old.

Shaun, a graduate student in anthropology at the University of North Texas, was scheduled to present in a Division G session at the upcoming AERA meetings in Vancouver (see below). His professor, Dr. Mariela Nuñez-Janes, will be presenting Shaun’s paper in his honor. He was a strong advocate for the educational and civil rights of undocumented youth.

His fraternity brothers (Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity) have set up an education account for his daughter, Elexcia (Lexi) 7 years old. I am appealing to all Division G members to please contribute to the account on her behalf. It would be greatly appreciated.

PayPal account set up by Shaun’s fraternity brothers:

The other way to donate is to go to any Wells Fargo Bank and make a deposit into the DONATION FUND FOR ELEXCIA M. CHAPA

Sincerely, Luis

Luis C. Moll, Ph.D.
Professor & VP Division G AERA
University of Arizona
Department of Teaching, Learning
& Sociocultural Studies
College of Education
Tucson, AZ 85721

Division G Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

Dear Colleagues:

It is with pleasure that I announce that Dr. David W. Johnson, of the University of Minnesota, has been selected as recipient of the AERA Division G Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012.  He was nominated by Dr. Cary Roseth (Michigan State University).  Our congratulations to Dr. Johnson!

We will have a public ceremony for all the Division G award winners at the forthcoming AERA meetings in Vancouver, Canada, during the Division G Business meeting.  The meeting will be held from 6:15pm-7:45 pm at the Vancouver Convention Center, 1st Level: West Room 114&115.  I certainly hope you can all attend.

Following the meeting, from 8:30 to 10:30pm, please join you colleagues to celebrate with all the award winners, colleagues and friends at the Division G & Division K Joint Reception, at the Vancouver Convention Center, 1st Level: West Ballroom B.

Congratulations to Prof. Johnson for this well-deserved honor.

Luis C. Moll
VP Division G

Soliciting Questions for Graduate Student Fireside Chat

We are soliciting questions to ask our panelists at the Division G Fireside Chat, “Public or Private Intellectualism? Perspectives on Scholarly Responsibility and Social Change.” What questions do you want our panelists to address about our responsibilities as scholars? The success of our session depends on your input!

Please send any questions you have to by April 8th.

Announcing URBAN – Community-based scholars meeting at AERA

Sunday, April 15, 2.15-3.45pm., Pan Pacific Hotel, room Oceanview 6

Dear colleagues,

A group of scholars and activists, with the support of SAGE Publications, have been working this past year to create URBAN, a diverse network of activist scholars who are working with community groups. The main purpose of the network is to contribute to the advancement of this kind of engaged scholarship within our universities, as well as fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative research. For education researchers, URBAN offers a chance for us to connect to each other as well as across disciplinary and policy boundaries to activist scholars working in community organizing and development, public health, urban and environmental planning, housing and economic development, and other areas.

For those of you who might be interested, we will be holding a meeting at the AERA conference on Sunday, April 15, 2.15-3.45pm in Pan Pacific Hotel, room Oceanview 6. So far, the network has nodes in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin and NYC, and we are hoping to expand it to other places. At our AERA meeting we would like to explore how URBAN could be most useful for activist scholars, what arenas of exchange it might make sense to create (an online space, a journal, convenings, etc.), and what other people we should reach out to expand the network.

Attached please find a concept paper laying out the main ideas about URBAN. We look forward to seeing you at AERA.

For more information, please contact Patricia Molina Costa

Best regards,
Mark R. Warren, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Shawn Ginwright, San Francisco State University
Karen L. Mapp, Harvard Graduate School of Education
John Rogers, UCLA
Dayna Cunningham, URBAN coordinator and director of the MIT Community Innovators Lab

AERA Division G Award Winners

Dear Division G Colleagues:

It is with pleasure that I announce the winners of the following Division G Awards.  Our congratulations to these outstanding scholars, and our sincere thanks to all the award committee members:

Distinguished Dissertation Award: Yeon Sun (Ellie) Ro (The University of Memphis)
Nominated by: Sarah Jane McCarthey from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Early Career Award: H. Samy Alim  (Stanford University)
Nominated by: Kris Gutierrez (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education: Guadalupe Valdés (Stanford University)
Nominated by Chris Faltis (University of California, Davis)

Mentoring Award: Celia Genishi (Teachers College) & Cynthia Lewis (University of Minnesota)
Co-nominated by: (Prof. Genishi) Mariana Souto-Manning (Teachers College); Valerie Kinloch (Ohio State University), Marcelle Haddix (Syracuse University), Detra Price-Dennis (University of Texas, Austin), and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (Teachers College)

(Prof Lewis) Co-nominated by Carmen Medina (Indiana University) and Carmen Martínez-Roldán (Teachers College)

The winner of Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education-Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced in a forthcoming message.

Please note: the presentation of the above awards will take place at the Division G Business Meeting, to be held Saturday, April 14, from 6:15pm to 7:45pm at the Vancouver Convention Center 1st level/West Room 114 &115. Please encourage your colleagues, friends and relatives to attend the meeting and celebrate with the award winners.

That same night, following the Business Meeting, you are also cordially invited to attend the Division G & Division K Joint Reception, from 8:30 to 10:30pm at the Vancouver Convention Center, Floor First Level: West Ballroom B.

Message from the Vice President

Spring 2012

Dear colleagues:

It is with pleasure that I write this letter to greet the membership and provide an update a few weeks prior to the AERA meeting in Vancouver. First, however, I want to thank my predecessor as Division G Vice President, Alfredo Artiles (ASU) for his helpful orientation and sage advice in helping me assume my duties. He is most definitely a hard act to follow; he led the Division with great skill and vision. By the way, don’t miss Alfredo’s Division G Vice Presidential Address, “Intersectionality in Outlaw Ontologies: An Interdisciplinary Critique of Research on the Racialization of Disability,” on Monday, April 16th at Vancouver Convention Center, 2nd Level: West Room 202&203.

I assume that you have all by now at least perused the program for the Vancouver meetings. As you know, assembling the program is a laborious and often thankless task. I therefore want to convey my thanks and gratitude to Richard Ruiz (U. of Arizona) for acting as the Division G Program Chair, and for assembling an outstanding and industrious group of colleagues to form part of the selection committee. In a separate and forthcoming note, Richard will summarize the selection process and list the names of colleagues who comprised the committee. Given his deft handling of this difficult task, I have invited Richard to chair next years selection committee as well (proving that no good deed goes unpunished); he has gracefully accepted, providing the Division with important leadership and continuity with the all-important selection process. When he calls you to consider “volunteering” to serve on next year’s selection committee, please agree to do so.

I also want to thank the colleagues who agreed to chair the Division G Award Committees. Their names are as follows: Maria Tórres-Guzmán (Teachers College; Dissertation Award); Marjorie Faulstich-Orellana (UCLA; Early Career Award); Joel Dworin (UT, El Paso; Mentoring Award); María de la Luz Reyes (U. of Colorado; Henry Trueba Award) and Bill Trent (U. of Illinois; Lifetime Achievement Award). In a separate note in the listverv, I will post additional information on the selection of a group of most worthy awardees. But don’t forget that there will also be a public ceremony to present the awards at the Division G Business Meeting, to be held Saturday, April 14, from 6:15pm to 7:45pm at the Vancouver Convention Center 1st level/West Room 114 &115. Please encourage your colleagues to attend the meeting and celebrate with the award winners.

There will also be a special invited presentation at the Business Meeting, the Advances in Social Contexts of Education Interdisciplinary Scholarship Lecture, “Identity, Investment, and Multilingual Literacy,” by Prof. Bonny Norton, a renowned scholar from the University of British Columbia. After her talk, we have allocated some time for questions and discussion with Prof. Norton.

Following the Business Meeting, you are cordially invited to attend the Division G & Division K Joint Reception, from 8:30 to 10:30pm at the Vancouver Convention Center, Floor First Level: West Ballroom B.

More news will follow soon via the listserv and other media. You can also download a handy summary of all Division G activities. Look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Luis C. Moll
VP Division G

Division G Student Travel Stipends 2012

Division G is pleased to announce travel stipends available for the 2012 Annual Meeting. If you are a graduate student in the area of social context of education, you may apply to Division G travel stipends for the 2012 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.

Application deadline: March 4th, 2012 at 11:59 pm Pacific standard time

In order to apply, please send a current Curriculum Vita and a 2-page double spaced (max.) Word document including the following information:

1.      Name
2.      Email
3.      Mailing Address
4.      Institution
5.      You must be a current Division G Member; please submit proof of 2011 paid dues   (AERA membership renewal with Division affiliation information)
6.      Highest Degree Attained and Year Awarded
7.      Institution Awarding Degree
8.      Year in Degree program
9.      Have you attended an AERA Annual Meeting before? If so, when?
10.     You must be scheduled to present at the 2011 annual meeting. What is your AERA
proposal number? Please indicate which Division or SIG.
11.     Will this be the first time you present?
12.     How would the travel stipend benefit you?
13.     List all available sources of funding that you have received or for which you have applied.

Recipients must be paid Division G members at time of application.  25 Recipients will be randomly selected based on the following criteria: (a) applicant’s paper was accepted for presentation at the AERA conference, (b) applicant is an author of accepted paper, (c) the applicant’s history with AERA annual meetings (preference will be given to first time presenters, and (d) need.

Please email the above materials to with the subject line as AERA 2012 Student Travel Stipends no later than March 4, 2012 by11:59 p.m. PST

Recipients will be notified by March 25, 2012.

Thank you,

Division G Graduate Student Committee

AERA-GS AERA Graduate Studies Forum

AERA 2012: Division G Committee Meeting

Dear Colleagues: this is a note from Richard Ruiz (U. of Arizona), who is the Div. G Program Chair. Our thanks to the many colleagues who are helping with this important task. Luis Moll, VP Div G.

AERA 2012
Division G Committee Meeting
September 23-24, 2011
San Diego

The Division G Program Committee will meet in San Diego this weekend to complete the details of our sessions. This year, we received 572 individual paper proposals and 95 submissions for symposia for the five sections of the Division. We have received and processed at least three reviews for each of these 667 submissions; we can all appreciate the amount of work that went into that task-from getting oriented to the software, to identifying and inviting reviewers, to receiving and sorting the reviews. And, of course, the work is not done: the responsibility of the Committee will be to create a whole program this weekend. That will entail having discussions about which of our best proposals across the Division to include, and hard decisions about which very good proposals to leave out. We want to acknowledge the hard work of the Committee through and including this weekend. The Program Chair is Richard Ruiz of the University of Arizona, but the really intense work was done by the ten section co-chairs: Kevin Carroll (University of Puerto Rico), Sara Diem and Peggy Placier (University of Missouri), Janelle Johnson and Mary Carol Combs (University of Arizona), Francisco Rios (Western Washington University), Kevin Roxas (University of Wyoming), Aydin Bal (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Kathleen King Thorius (Indiana University-Indianapolis), and Cinthia Salinas (University of Texas-Austin). The Committee also receives guidance on the program from our Affirmative Action Officer, Korina Jocson from Washington University in St. Louis.

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