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Monday, October 12, 2009

President's Interdisciplinary Conference

The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce a call for papers for the President's Interdisciplinary Conference, "The Ethics and Politics of Research with Immigrant Populations", June 4 - 5 2010. Submission deadline: December 21, 2009.

President's Interdisciplinary Conference
The Ethics and Politics of Research with Immigrant Populations
President's Interdisciplinary Conference
June 4-5, 2010
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Deadline for Submissions: December 21, 2009
Conference Chairs
Bic Ngo, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota
Martha Bigelow, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota Stacey J. Lee, Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jorge A. Bustamante, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame
Nancy H. Hornberger, Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania Awad Ibrahim, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa, Canada
The University of Minnesota's President's Interdisciplinary Conference Initiative supports inquiry that fosters collaboration between scholars in divergent fields and across institutions. This interdisciplinary conference addresses the question: What are the epistemological and ethical considerations in research with immigrant populations? The purpose of this conference is to engage university and community
colleagues and students from a variety of disciplines and interests in consideration of this and other questions about ethics and epistemology in their research practices.
Participants in this conference will include individuals from diverse methodological and disciplinary areas, such as education, social work, anthropology, urban studies, the humanities, and the health professions. The conference will emphasize the implications of practices in research design, data collection, analysis and writing of research that involves immigrant populations. These conversations will include concerns related to Institutional Review Boards, as well as those that move beyond IRB, including presentation and dissemination of findings, sharing of research design, and advocacy issues.
We invite proposals that address researchers' dilemmas as they move into, through, and beyond their work with immigrant communities.
To sustain and extend the work and conversations of this conference, we will select a small
number of conference presentations for revision and publication in a peer-reviewed edited book.
We encourage the following types of submissions:
Individual Presentations, such as research reports or academic papers, artistic expressions or
performances, and structured dialogs between researchers and community partners about negotiating research dilemmas and processes.
Symposia of three or four related research reports or academic papers.
For more information about themes addressed by the conference and to submit a proposal, please visit www.cehd.umn.edu/Immigrant-Research.