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Fri Nov 13 2009

Calls: Applied Ling, Socioling/USA

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        1.    Sarah Hansen, Ethics & Politics of Research with Immigrant Populations

Message 1: Ethics & Politics of Research with Immigrant Populations
Date: 11-Nov-2009
From: Sarah Hansen <hanse230umn.edu>
Subject: Ethics & Politics of Research with Immigrant Populations
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Full Title: Ethics & Politics of Research with Immigrant Populations

Date: 04-Jun-2010 - 05-Jun-2010
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Contact Person: Sarah Hansen
Meeting Email: hanse230umn.edu
Web Site: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/Immigrant-Research

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Dec-2009

Meeting Description:

Sociolinguists and Applied Linguists often gather data about language learning
and language use from immigrants and in immigrant communities. This
interdisciplinary conference will explore the many unexplored ethical and
political dilemmas regarding research with minoritized populations. Issues of
access, engagement and entailment to communities will be explored along with
human subjects concerns along cultural and linguistic lines.

Call for Papers

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

Plenarists
Dina Birman, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of
Illinois at Chicago
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

Overview
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.

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.

Submissions
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.
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