I am delighted to share the 2018 CUFA Annual Conference program with you all. With keynotes from Drs. David Stovall and Angela Valenzuela, featured sessions on ethnic studies and social studies research, pre-conference brown bag workshops, and a variety of breakout sessions, the 2018 CUFA Conference will hopefully provide an experience that resonates with you beyond our three-day meeting in November.
Below are a few items that require your attention regarding the program.
For presenters, discussants, and session chairs, make sure to review your name, university affiliation, and title to ensure accuracy. Please email the conference program chair firstname.lastname@example.org with updates to your paper/session title, abstract, author information, or affiliation by 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 5th.
Also, please remember that a final version of your paper should be uploaded to the CUFA conference management site http://cufa2018.socialstudies.org/openconf.php and/or emailed to your discussant by Monday, October 29th. Chairs and discussants should contact session presenters in advance to discuss alternative due dates, time allotment for presentations, and session format. If you would like to share your work with colleagues, a Google Drive 2018 CUFA Paper Repository has been created for you to upload your papers.
This year we will continue to use an additional room as an unconference space for mentorship, conversation, and collaboration.
This year's Java Networks (aka Literature Lunches) will follow a book club/literature circle format. In alignment with the conference theme, Expanding the Intellectual Contours of Social Studies Education in Troubling Times, I encourage Java Network leaders to consider critical texts beyond the social studies discipline that have the potential to shift our thinking, research, and practice as social studies educator-researchers. Java Networks will be held on Thursday, November 29th during lunch, at a location tbd by the Java Network leader. If you are interested in leading a Java Network literature lunch or simply want to sign up to join an established Java network, use the CUFA 2018 Java Networks Google doc to indicate your book, name, email, and meeting place.
To Be Announced
The program will be updated shortly to reflect programming for the CUFA Grad Forum and complete information regarding pre-conference brown bag workshops. Conference attendees will be notified via email of pre-conference workshop registration (free) and updates to the program.
Travel Grants and Awards
The CUFA Graduate Forum is offering eight travel grants for $250 each. Consider applying for this award if you are a graduate student to support your travels to and from Chicago. Early career scholars are also encouraged to apply for the Early Career Scholar Award.
More information regarding the conference will be distributed soon. In the meantime, don't forget to register for the conference using the NCSS registration portal and use #CUFA18 for social media posts regarding the conference.
Always be sure to check the unofficial CUFA 2018 Conference webpage https://cufa2018.wordpress.com/ for up-to-date information.
See you in Chicago soon!
Chris Busey, Ph.D.
CUFA 2018 Conference Program Chair