Latina Researchers Conference 2016 Call For Papers

latina researchersDeadline for submission of all proposals is April 30, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

The Latina Researchers Conference is a multidisciplinary science meeting that brings together diverse scholars, evaluators and researchers to examine and address the under-representation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced degrees. The need for diversity is greatest in the social and behavioral sciences, STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and professional credentialing programs.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
By creating a supportive and social network, the LRN is committed to eliminating the barriers and advancing opportunities for Latinas and other under-represented populations in research, evaluation and related professions. In response to the under-representation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced degrees, the conference seeks to:
Increase exposure of advanced research and evaluation career opportunities for diverse scholars in the academy and related professions.
Inspire and support the next generation of investigators.
Ensure that under-represented scholars receive the latest methodological training and evaluation practices.
Provide attendees with access to role models and networking opportunities to succeed in the academy and related professions.
Improve the recruitment and retention of under-represented graduate students, researchers and faculty members.
The conference includes plenary discussions and presentations by expert researchers, evaluators and activist scholars. The conference also includes multiple opportunities for networking and connecting rising investigators to senior scholars, evaluators and researchers.

ATTENDEES:
The Latina Researchers Conference brings divers scholars, researchers, evaluators and aspiring investigators from across the U.S. A key focus of the conference is to address the under-representation of diverse scholars in research and evaluation activities in the academy and related professions. Participants include research scientists, evaluators, academicians, higher education administrators, graduate students and various members of professional organizations and research institutes. Federal agencies, institutes and funders as well as leaders in philanthropy are also invited to attend.
TOPICS:
Community-Based Participatory Research and Evaluation
Evidence-Based Methods on Prevention
Immigration, Acculturation, Ethnicity and Health
Management of Chronic Illness and Psychological Distress
Policy Research
Public Health Law
Race, Racism, Discrimination and Health
Social, Racial and Cultural Determinants of Health
Spirituality and Traditional Healing
Vulnerable Populations
Recruitment and Retention of Under-represented Students and Faculty
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math research careers
New – Masters level paths to non-academic research careers
New – Doctoral level paths to non-academic research careers
New – Community activists and researchers implementing social change efforts
New – Culturally responsive program administration and evaluation
SESSION TYPES
Early Career Investigators & Student Poster Sessions: Early career investigators (advanced degree within 7 years) and doctoral or terminal masters candidates are invited to present qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods research that is relevant to the general themes of the conference. Please note, University of the Incarnate Word students are strongly encouraged to apply. First authors will be considered to receive a travel award to subsidize conference expenses.
Submissions should consist of a summary (75-word limit) and abstract (300-word limit) to be used for anonymous peer review. Please include the following headings in the abstract: introduction, methods (including analytic sample, measures and data analysis), findings and conclusion. For more general guidelines on submission, please see below.
Research Symposium (90 min): A symposium consists of three qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods research paper presentations organized around the general themes of the conference. The Symposium should also include a Chair to introduce the topic and a Discussant to conclude the session. The Chair/Discussant do not present separate presentations but rather integrate and highlight important aspects of the presentations and session. Early career investigators are welcome to apply and will be considered for an Early Career Investigator Symposium.
Submissions should consist of a summary of the symposium (75-word limit) and an abstract for each presentation (300-word limit each). Please include the following headings in the individual abstracts: introduction, methods (including analytic sample, measures/procedures and data analysis), findings and conclusion. Presenters are highly encouraged to integrate 10 minutes Q&A to conclude the session. For more general guidelines on submissions, please see below.
Skill-building workshop (120 min): Skill-building workshops focus on topics relevant to recruitment and retention of under-represented graduate students and early career investigators in research and academia (e.g., applying to graduate school, successful grant applications, steps toward securing tenure, etc.).
Submissions should consist of a summary (75-word limit) and abstract (300-word limit). Please include the following in the abstract: introduction/background, overview of workshop, expected results and conclusion. Three learning objectives (100 characters or less per objective) should also be submitted (not included in 300-word count limit). Skill-building workshops may include up to three presenters. Curriculum vitae of all presenters must be emailed to LatinaResearchersConference@gmail.com upon submission. Please include “Skill Workshop CV” in subject line. For more general guidelines on submissions, please see below.
New — Evaluation workshop (120 min): These evaluation workshops feature actual program evaluations with an emphasis on sharing evaluation methodology and practice in diverse communities. All evaluations must include a component of community/stakeholder engagement in the evaluation process. This includes a process whereby the participants of the program being evaluated helped to shape the logic model for the evaluation, the evaluation design as well as informed the evaluation questions addressed. The proposals in this section must reflect culturally responsive approaches to evaluation that emphasize the issues of importance to program practitioners and other stakeholders in the evaluation setting and not only on decision makers.
Submissions should consist of a summary (75-word limit) and abstract (300-word limit). Please include the following in the abstract: introduction/background, overview of workshop, expected results and conclusion. Three learning objectives (100 characters or less per objective) should also be submitted (not included in 300-word count limit). Evaluation workshops may include up to three presenters. Curriculum vitae of all presenters must be emailed to LatinaResearchersConference@gmail.com upon submission. Please include “Evaluation Workshop CV” in subject line. For more general guidelines on submissions, please see below.
New — STEM-building workshop (120 min): STEM-building workshops focus on topics relevant to the themes of the conference as they relate to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and highlight innovative research strategies and approaches specific to STEM areas of study.
Submissions should consist of a summary (75-word limit) and abstract (300-word limit). Please include the following in the abstract: introduction/background, overview of workshop, expected results and conclusion. Three learning objectives (100 characters or less per objective) should also be submitted (not included in 300-word count limit). STEM-building workshops may include up to three presenters. Curriculum vitae of all presenters must be emailed to LatinaResearchersConference@gmail.com upon submission. Please include “STEM Workshop CV” in subject line. For more general guidelines on submissions, please see below.
Plática Hour (60 min): Plática hours are facilitated discussions that provide an opportunity to more deeply engage participants around issues relevant to the general themes of the conference. Early career investigators are welcome to apply and will be considered for an Early Career Plática Hour.
Submissions should consist of a summary (75-word limit) and abstract (300-word limit). Please include the following in the summary: introduction/rational, overview and aims of the Plática Hour. Three learning objectives (100 characters or less per objective) should also be submitted (not included in 300-word count limit). For more general guidelines on submissions, please see below

All abstracts will be peer and blind reviewed.
GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Abstract submissions open March 16, 2016.
Abstracts must be submitted online by using the following links or copying and pasting the link to a new browser:

Poster Sessions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRC2016Posters

Symposium: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRC2016Symposia

Skill-Building Workshop, Evaluation Workshop, STEM-Building Workshop, or Plática: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRC2016WrkshpsPlaticas

Deadline for submission of proposals is April 30, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

There is a limit of two proposals per first author.
Notification of acceptance will be made to the corresponding author.
For more information contact Dr. Cynthia E. Guzmán at Cynthia@LatinaResearchers.com

Proposal Process: The proposal process is expected to be competitive. All proposals will be peer and blind reviewed. All rights in presentations submitted will remain with the authors. All authors agree to grant Latina Researchers Network perpetual rights to display, feature, promote and distribute briefs through electronic, print or online products for the purpose of supporting this vibrant community.

Call For Papers Deadline Extended April 15th

MALCS deadline extended

2016 MALCS Summer Institute Theme:

“Deconstructing the Equality State:

Remnants of Colonialism, Trauma, and Invisibility”

Call for Proposals

Extended Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016

The state of Wyoming is known as the Equality State, a moniker that belies a much less beautiful truth. The history of this land encompasses the stories of multiple bands and Indigenous tribes, the shifting borders of colonization and frontier wars, the growth of immigrant populations, and the subjugation of several native peoples. This history is not well known because the story of this land is the story of the cowboys of the collective American imagination, which is a colonial narrative of the conquering white male. This invisibility of women of color in Wyoming leads to a sense of disconnect to our home and our history and a continuation of abuse across the centuries. The trauma that lingers in the native peoples of Wyoming is a constant retelling of the pressure to give up traditions and lifeways and assimilate, often at the threat of violence. This onset of trauma resonates through the generations and replays itself as self-harm. These cycles affect native communities and communities of people brought to our state to toil toward the betterment of a society in which they could not truly participate.

The 2016 MALCS Summer Institute will showcase new historical research on the centrality of multiple identities and experiences in Chicana, Latina, Afro-Latina, Native American and Indigenous women in global, colonial and post-colonial engagements, emphasizing entangled histories and comparative and cross-cultural analyses. This scholarship redefines national and collective communities in the American West.

Potential areas of interest include:

  • Colonization and decolonization
  • Cultural and Cross-cultural practices
  • Narratives of violence, trauma, and Hate Speech in mixed-blood and Indigenous youth
  • Addressing the colonial legacy
  • Racism and whiteness
  • Indigenous and traditional knowledge
  • Contemporary Indigenous politics
  • Oral traditions, stories and history
  • Community work and community development projects
  • Media and technology
  • Language recovery and revitalization
  • Nationalism, citizenship and border crossings
  • Issues of national identity, race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality and ability
  • Land reclamation, use and environmental protection
  • Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health

Submission Requirements:

For individual speakers: a 200-word proposal and a 1 page CV

For full academic panels: a 200-word panel rationale, plus name of each panel participant along with their individual short bio.

For roundtables and workshops:  a 200-word proposal with names of each moderator along with their individual short bio.

Please include any AV needs for individual speakers, panels, and workshops.

All panel/workshop participants must pay for their MALCS membership and conference registration fees.

Send all submissions to: uwyomalcs2016@malcs.org

Extended Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2016

Acceptances of submissions received by the extended deadline: May 2, 2016

Statement of Resolution and Respect: MALCS is open and affirming to those who identify as women and gender-non-confirming people.

The Journal of South Texas Call for Papers

A biannual publication housed at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, the Journal of South Texas is a scholarly, double-blind reviewed academic journal devoted to the history and heritage of greater Texas. Though seeking scholarship on all aspects of Texas history, we, as the preeminent journal of Texas’s cultural history, especially strive to publish new work on topics such as women’s history, ethnic history, Texas/borderlands, African American history, the Mexican-American Diaspora, and other foci illuminating the multi-cultural elements of the state’s past and broad geographical influence.

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