The Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education and Training

The Power of Protest - Deadline for submissions – January 14, 2024

To submit a proposal, click here.

2024 Annual Graduate Student Research Conference of the Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education

Location — Spring Valley Campus, American University

Join us for the 2024 Annual Graduate Student Research Conference (SRC) organized by the Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education. The conference will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 9 AM – 1:30 PM. This conference is an opportunity for graduate students at the consortium schools to present their work and to engage in meaningful discussion about the forces that shape international education.

Call for Proposals

The Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education, American University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and University of Maryland invite proposals for the Annual Graduate Student Research Conference. The theme is The Power of Protest. Proposals must be submitted via the conference website, which requires a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words (see an example). Proposals can be based on a class paper, thesis, dissertation, group project, or other scholarly work. This is an opportunity to gain experience submitting to and presenting at a friendly and encouraging academic conference where your work will be welcomed and supported. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 14, 2024.

The 2024 SRC conference is inspired by the theme of the 68th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) being held in-person on March 10-14, 2024 in Miami, FL (and virtually March 6-7).

In many ways, the transformative power of protests recreated our world as we know today. Women’s access to suffrage, the disintegration of Apartheid in South Africa, the Storming of the Bastille in France, the March on Washington, the Tiananmen Square, Gandhi’s Salt March, and many more, epitomized the public act of protesting to challenge the status quo. At the individual level, protests encompass all the efforts and choices we operate daily in a stance against waste, environmental degradation, consumerism or any refusal to comply with ideas, ideologies or actions we judge ill in our society.

The 2024 meeting of CIES compels us to garner the same power of protest to challenge the status quo in education from the nook of our Comparative and International Education community, through what we do best: research, dialogue, and debates. One simple guiding question to get us started, as CIES 2024 puts it, is: “how might we engage with, and think generatively about, the histories, curriculum, theories and methodologies, and pedagogies that guide acts of protest?”

SRC welcomes any of your academic papers to engage in future collective actions. This is a platform of peers where we can test our theories, our projects, and our hopes to make a difference in CIE. Your paper or your research project maybe strongly, loosely, or maybe not directly related to the theme of the power of protest, but SRC stills remains an invaluable venue to receive and give feedback in a friendly environment where your peers can help you think through and strengthen your project. SRC strongly encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity to network, to share your academic endeavors (at any stage of their development) and to learn of your colleagues’ research projects as well.

To submit a proposal, click here.

Tips for Presenters & Attendees

Example Proposal