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CEPS Program Newsletter #076– October 13, 2017

Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago
CEPS Students and Alumni – Lots of excellent talks and events on campus and across Chicago.  Spring course registration opens November 2nd.  Please make sure you have consulted with your advisor and get registered promptly in Spring semester CEPS courses [A5].  If you have you have opportunities or announcements to include in a future issue of this newsletter please send them to my graduate assistant Janese Nolan at jnolan7@luc.edu.
-Noah W Sobe

~CEPS Program Chair, 2017-2018
CEPS Program Newsletter #076– October 13, 2017
Table of Contents:


A. CEPS Reading Group Fall Book (Thursday Oct 19th 7pm, LT 1103 WTC)

  1. New Graduate Student Orientation Pt.2 (Tuesday Oct 17th 4 – 5:20pm, Cuneo Hall 103)
  2. Yahuru Williams speaking on “The Black Pacific: Black Hawaiians Navigate Race, Indigeneity, and Culture” (Thursday, Oct 19th 10am Sister Jean Room North)
  3. The Graduate, Professional, and Adult Student Life 5th Annual Masquerade Social (October 27th 7– 11pm in the Corboy Law Center Kasbeer Hall)
  4. Spring Semester CEPS Graduate Courses



  1. DePaul College of Education Fall Forum “Racial Segregation and Racial Justice in Chicago Schools Today” Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30.
  2. UIC is hosting Nitasha Tamar Sharma’s talk, “The Black Pacific: Black Hawaiians Navigate Race, Indigeneity, and Culture” Friday, October 20 at 12. LUNCH PROVIDED



  1. Illinois Education Research Council “Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium” (Naperville, IL) November 9 -10, 2017
  2. AESA 2017, November 1-5, 2017 (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania)



  1. CIES 2018, March 25-29, 2018 (Mexico City, Mexico) Deadline EXTENDED TO: October 16, 2017
  2. PES 2018, March 22-26, 2018 (Chicago, Illinois) Deadline: November 1, 2017
  3. CESE 2018, May 29 – June 1, 2018 (Nicosia, Cyprus) Deadline: February 1, 2018



  1. Truman State University School of Health Sciences and Education full-time, tenure track generalist in Education (deadline ASAP)
  2. University of South Carolina Department of Educational Studies full-time tenure track Associate Professor Position in Educational Foundations and Inquiry to begin August 2018. (deadline ASAP)



A.1. The CEPS Book Group will be reading Inequality in the Promised Land: Race, Resources, and Suburban Schooling, by R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy, this semester. If you would like to join us for a discussion of this fascinating topic, please secure your copy. Our first meeting will be Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m., in Lewis Towers, room 1103. We are asking that you have chapters 1-4 read at this time and that you come with two discussion questions for the group. With questions, please contact Julia Allison (jallison1@luc.edu) or Jacob Del Dotto (bdeldotto@luc.edu).


A.2. The Graduate School is hosting New Graduate Student Orientation Part 2 on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 4 – 5:20pm, Cuneo Hall 103. This session is an opportunity to ask a grad student anything.


A.3. The Faculty Center for Ignation Pedagogy and The Center for Experiential Learning are hosting a Fall Speaker: Dr. Yahuru Williams. In his lecture entitled, Where Do We Go From Here: Creating An Intersectional Vision for Radical Social Change, Dr. Williams explores the many distressing contemporary events related to race and racial equality while exploring the need for and dimensions of the new push for human rights and social justice in the 21st century.  Drawing on lessons from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, he examines pathways to justice through the Jesuit Mission and identity in community building and instruction.   He will be in the Sister Jean Room North on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10am.


A.4. The Graduate, Professional, and Adult Student Life Presents its 5th Annual Masquerade Social on October 27th from 7pm – 11pm in the Corboy Law Center Kasbeer Hall.


A.5. Spring Semester CEPS Graduate Courses


  • ELPS 412 Urban Education (Phillippo) WTC, Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 [hybrid online and face-to-face]
  • ELPS 420 Philosophy of Education (Shuffelton) WTC, Wednesdays 4:15-6:45
  • ELPS 444 History of American Education and Social Policy (Instructor TBD) WTC, Mondays 7:00-9:30
  • ELPS 455 Comparative Education (Jules) WTC, Thursdays 4:15-6:45
  • ELPS 540 Seminar History of Education: Globalization of Childhood (Sobe) WTC, Mondays 4:15-6:45

This course will examine the history of childhood from a global perspective.  Over the course of the semester students will deepen their knowledge of historical experiences of children in various settings around the globe.  Students will also grapple with the thorny and fascinating issues that emerge within this historical subfield.  These range from questions related to the definition of the topic, such as (1) to what extent does one write histories of children or histories of childhood; (2) to what extent can we study “children” internationally and cross-culturally given the variety of ways that different cultures identify human life-stages; (3) relatedly, how are infancy and adolescence or youth related to childhood; (4) how has modernity and/or globalization reshaped childhood on national and/or global scales; and, (5) and, taking gender into consideration, asking whether is it even legitimate to write about childhood, as perhaps instead we should study boyhoods and girlhoods.  The history of childhood also raises a host of methodological issues.  For example, (6) can we study children without including their “voices” or documents produced by them; (7) given the paucity historical documents in archives produced by people under age 16 what other forms of evidence can we examine; (8) or, is there actually a surprisingly abundance of information on childhood out there that we only need to be clever enough to see and distill; (9) should we be concerned that it is overwhelmingly adults who write the history of childhood, and relatedly what service do studies of childhood perform for children themselves.  These questions and more! will be addressed in this advanced seminar.




B.1. The fall 2017 DePaul College of Education Forum on “Racial Segregation and Racial Justice

in Chicago Schools Today” will take place Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30.   Panelists include Dr. Elizabeth Todd-Breland (Assistant Professor, History, UIC), Pavlyn Jankov (Researcher, Chicago Teachers Union), Tara Stamps (Jenner Academy of the Arts, CPS) and Dave Stieber (Chicago Vocational Career Academy, CPS).  Topics include * How government policies create and promote segregated schools. * Parent and community resistance to segregation. * How teachers can address issues of racial justice in their classrooms.  Advance registration required; register online at https://goo.gl/forms/p33RuMzbd3YUBMxD3.


B.2. Nitasha Tamar Sharma (Northwestern University) will be presenting her research at the next Race and Ethnicity Workshop taking place on Friday, October 20 from 12-1:30pm in room 1470 of the UIC Richard Daley Library. Dr. Sharma’s presentation is titled “The Black Pacific: Black Hawaiians Navigate Race, Indigeneity, and Culture.” Nitasha Tamar Sharma (PhD University of California, Santa Barbara) is an Associate Professor of African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Performance Studies, as well as the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. Her research examines the diverse ways people negotiate racial discourse. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to (wscarb2@uic.edu) if you will be attending and include any dietary restrictions.




C.1 The Illinois Education Research Council announces the 15th annual Focus on Illinois Education Research Symposium November 9 and November 10, 2017 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois, Information about how to submit papers and register to attend the conference can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/41846’


C.2. The 2017 AESA Annual Conference will be held at the historic Omni William Penn hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Wednesday November 1st through Sunday November 5th.  The theme for this year’s conference is Memory, Remembering & Forgetting: Re-Envisioning Educational Worlds. The ontological vocation of educational studies scholars must be to co-construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct educational worlds (spaces, practices and knowledge) so that schooling experiences become more equitable and just in our democratic society. The problem of memory looms large in our ability to do this work—whether we acknowledge it or not. Memory work, which includes remembering and forgetting our own educational experiences, shapes every aspect of our jobs as teachers, researchers, and/or activists committed to maintaining public schools and communities that serve us all equitably. Emerging educational research suggests that teachers’ memories of childhood influence their teaching philosophies, classroom practices, and everyday interpretations in schools. Linking memory studies to educational studies raises both new and enduring questions. The 49th annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association will explore the role of memory, remembering, and forgetting as key features of teaching, learning, and work in and outside of schools. For more information on the conference see https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aesa/aesa17/





D.1. The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) will hold its 2018 Annual Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, March 25-29, 2018.  The theme of CIES 2018, ““Re-mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue ,” aims to shift the traditional starting point of research to a greater extent toward the global South. This shift not only enables South-North dialogue, but also enhances North-South dialogue and the expansion of South- South collaboration. The new map requires us as scholars and practitioners to expand our awareness of the voices, actors and knowledge producers that have historically been marginalized in educational research and institutions. Taking advantage of the widening epistemological parameters of our field, we will focus the conversation on theories and methodologies produced in the global South, with a view toward exploring new voices around the globe. This perspective impels us to forge commitments with greater dedication than ever across all kinds of borders and to re-envision possibilities for cooperation and mutual support in advancing education research and practice.  The submission deadline has been EXTENDED TO Monday October 16, 2017.   For more information see: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/cies/cies18/


D.2. The Philosophy of Education Society (PES) will hold its 74th Annual Meeting 2018 from March 22-26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, at the Palmer House.  Under the theme “Education as Formation” the Program Committee invites papers to be submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting and for subsequent publication in the PES yearbook, Philosophy of Education 2018.  The Committee also invites proposals for: (1) alternative sessions; and (2) work-in-progress sessions designed to bring participants together to collaborate on developing ideas not yet ready for the regular paper submission process.  Papers and proposals that address the conference theme are specifically encouraged, but all submissions will be considered on an equal basis.  Submission deadline: November 1, 2017.  For more information see: https://www.philosophyofeducation.org/conference


D.3. The Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE) will hold its 28th Biannual Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, May 29 – June 1, 2018 under the theme “Identities and Education: Comparative Perspectives in an Age of Crisis.”  The conference offers the chance to examine and problematize our contemporary moment. Through the heuristic of identity, the conference aims at creating a platform for understanding our current challenges and considering the potential of education to address them.   For more info please visit: www.cese-europe.org/2018.  The conference submission system will open November 1, 2017 and close February 1, 2018.





E.1. The School of Health Sciences and Education and the Education Department at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track generalist in Education position. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in educational foundations, initial clinical experience, and field supervision courses. Teaching emphasis on Reading Interventions and Dyslexia or English for Speakers of Other Languages is desirable. Scholarly activity and output appropriate to rank is expected, consistent with the teacher-scholar model. Additional duties after the first year may include advising, mentoring of students in research and other experiences, and service to the university, community, and profession. Summer teaching/supervision is available and intermittently expected. All applicants are required to have a terminal degree in Education or closely-related field (ABD considered, with an expected completion date within one calendar year beginning at appointment) and classroom teaching experience with evidence of teaching effectiveness. For more information https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=176579828&Title=Faculty+Position+in+Education


E.2. The Department of Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure track position in Educational Foundations and Inquiry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2018. The position provides an opportunity to join a dynamic intellectual community in a College of Education committed to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek a scholar to join a faculty team who explore issues of cultural, historical, political, social, and comparative/international contexts of education and who advocate for access, equity, and justice for all students. The program in Educational Foundations and Inquiry seeks scholars who are engaged in critical social and political analyses of educational issues in the history/politics of education particularly in the U.S. Scholars may specialize in a number of areas including: activism/social movements, indigenous experience/methodology, immigration, or queer theory. Successful candidates will demonstrate interest in applying and developing critical/postcritical analyses of issues in education or socio-cultural, political, and institutional contexts of schools; producing a compelling research agenda; securing external funding to support research and establishing a record of research publications; teaching undergraduate and graduate educational foundations courses and qualitative inquiry courses; contributing to the development of the PhD in Educational Foundations and Inquiry and the Certificate Program in Qualitative Research; providing advisement and research mentoring to graduate students pursuing a PhD in Educational Foundations and Inquiry and the Qualitative Research Certificate; serving on doctoral dissertation committees, and on departmental, college and university level committees. For more information https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/20120



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