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Event Details: Deadline for Papers: Fall 2013 University Seminar On the Future of Anthropology in Schools of Education


Deadline for Papers: Fall 2013 University Seminar

On the Future of Anthropology in Schools of Education

Teachers College, Columbia University

The intersection of Anthropology and Education remains a site of productive tensions we must continue to explore. The Programs in Applied Anthropology and Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University are organizing a small conference bringing together faculty and graduate students to discuss the current challenges facing our field. We seek papers with a particular focus on the ethnographic discovery of the unexpected designs that defy imposed structures and classifications, and thereby challenge easy generalizations about populations, their education, and their fates in contemporary schools. Check the Position Papers by some of the organizers for further background.

The papers can address these issues from the point of view of:
  • Theoretical issues raised at the intersection of education, culture, and social structure
  • Methods of inquiry designed to highlight educative practices
  • Analysis and assessment of schooling policies and their implementation

The seminar will be held on Friday, October 25th, and Saturday, October 26th, 2013, at Teachers College, Columbia University and will consist of three or four plenary sessions and breakout sessions.

Though not a guarantee for all submissions, the aim of the seminar is to produce an edited volume of the best work from the different sessions.

Abstracts should be 300 words in length and submitted via email to by June 15, 2013. Abstracts should include a title, an indication of the theoretical or conceptual framework, as well as of the research methods, and a discussion of findings or challenges that will be addressed with original data. Those invited to participate should submit a 10-15 page draft paper by September 5, 2013. Participation is open to students and faculty from any institution or department; preference will be given to those who are able to present their paper at Teachers College in person.
For more information, please contact Michael Scroggins and Amina Tawasil at

Type: Academic Deadlines

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University

Date & Time: 6/15/2013, 0:00 AM - 11:55 PM


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