Show The Graduate Center Menu

Calls and Conferences


“Dare We Build a New Global Order?”

The AESA annual meeting will be held on November 7-11, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina.
The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) was founded in 1968 in the midst of major upheaval and change in the United States and across the globe. From protests against empire, war, and militarism, to demands for civil rights, economic reforms, and inclusive education, it was a turbulent period that fundamentally challenged the United States’ own foundations internally and internationally. The calls for social change took place in the classrooms and the streets, in legal courts and popular culture, in political conventions and the Olympics. Fifty years later, we confront similar realities and advocacies within the current context of neoliberalism and cosmopolitanism. The struggles against white supremacy, hetero-patriarchy, labor and class exploitation, ableism, environmental degradation, religious fundamentalism, nativism and narrow nationalism continue to marshal individuals and collectives for a future worth fighting for. In these struggles, both in the past and present, are the radical hope and promise of a sociality and polity underpinned by equity, intersectionality, justice, and love.

We invite panel, interactive workshop, and individual paper submissions on a wide range of topics that may include, but are not limited to, the annual meeting theme.
Submission Process and Timeline:
-Submit electronically via AESA website ( to All Academic Inc.
-Submission will be open from March 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018 (11:59 pm PDT)
-Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by August 1, 2018

For more information about AESA and the conference, please email

2018-2019 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Humanities New York announce the call for applicants for the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship.

The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed by Humanities New York in partnership with nine New York research universities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long Fellowship will involve a combination of training in the methods and approaches of the public humanities and work by the Fellow to develop a public project related to their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization.

The skills and experiences afforded by the Fellowship are intended to serve scholars who have a record of working with the public as well as those who are starting to explore the public humanities. It is equally valuable for scholars who plan to pursue careers within the academy and those who plan to pursue other career paths.  

More information can be found here.

14th Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
“Qualitative  Inquiry  In Troubled Times"
May 16-19, 2018
This Congress offers scholars the opportunity  to foreground, interrogate, imagine  and engage new ways of doing  critical qualitative inquiry in these troubling time.  Sessions will take up such topics as: redefinitions of the public university, neoliberal accountability metrics, attacks on freedom of speech, threats to shared governance, the politics of advocacy, value-free inquiry, partisanship, the politics of evidence, public policy discourse, indigenous research ethics, decolonizing inquiry.
More information can be found here


More information can be found at:

From ‘Hood’ To ‘High Line’: Of Poetry, Protest, and the People in Curriculum Studies
Wednesday, April 11-Friday, April 13
St. John’s University, New York
Call for Proposals Priority Deadline: November 1, 2017
Cut-Off for Submissions: December 1, 2017
More information can be found at:

The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education
New York, New York • Friday, April 13–Tuesday, April 17

President: Deborah Loewenberg Ball
Program Co-Chairs: Carla O’Connor and Suzanne Wilson
More information can be found at: