Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Conference on Border Justice and InterAmerican Cooperation: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 Conference on Border Justice and InterAmerican Cooperation: 

A Joint Conference of the John Dewey Society, 

and Alliance San Diego


Due: January 15, 2022 

The John Dewey Society aims to foster intelligent inquiry into the pressing social problems of 

our time, especially pertaining to the place and function of education in resolving such

problems, as well as to share, discuss, and disseminate the results of such inquiries.

The John Dewey Society invites paper proposals for its annual meeting, to be held in San Diego, California on April 21, 2022. Come join us for a full day of scholarship, community, and experiential learning immediately prior to the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

To acknowledge the wide impact of Dewey’s work across philosophical scholarship, community organizing, education, and more, we issue a broad and open call. We seek submissions that take up the ideas and spirit of Dewey in new and creative ways. We welcome papers that apply Deweyan approaches to engage philosophical issues and analyze social, political, and educational situations. We request papers that use a Deweyan lens to provide directives through challenging times and environments. We invite papers that continue the Deweyan legacy by opening new conversations about the

continued relevance of the American Pragmatist tradition.

At the same time, we make note of our collaboration with LAPES and Alliance San Diego. Our theme for joint special sessions and experiential learning opportunities will focus on Border Justice and InterAmerican Cooperation." Our John Dewey Lecturer is Professor Christopher Tirres, a Vincent de Paul Professor of Religious Studies and the Inaugural Endowed Professor of Diplomacy and Interreligious Engagement in the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy at DePaul University. The Presidential Symposium will feature Professor Wayne Yang and associates and will reflect Dr. Yang’s characteristic transgression of the border between scholarship and community concerns. Proposals aligned with these issues are welcome.

Accepted submissions will also be considered for publication in one of the journals sponsored by the John Dewey Society, including Education & Culture, the Journal of School & Society, and Dewey Studies.

How to Submit

Submit all proposals via email with an attachment as a Word document. All proposals are due by midnight EST, January 15, 2022, via email to Barbara Stengel, John Dewey Society President-Elect, Professor Emerita, Vanderbilt University, barbara.stengel@vanderbilt.edu. Any questions should be directed to Barb. Proposals accepted for presentation will be notified no later than February 15, 2022. Full papers will be due by April 7, 2022 for the discussants

to prepare remarks.

Proposal Guidelines

Part 1

Using the subject line, JDS Proposal, send an email to barbara.stengel@vanderbilt.edu with the following information included in the body of the message:

(1.) The title of your paper

(2.) Your name, title, and institutional affiliation (if any) (3.) Your address, phone, and email address

(4.) An abstract of up to 100 words

(5.) The status of your JDS membership (current member, interested in joining, needs more information, etc.)

(6.) Are you a graduate student who is interested in being considered for the

John Dewey Society Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award?

Part 2

Attach a Word document to your email. That document should have all identifying information removed for anonymous review. In that Word document, please provide the following:

(1.) The title of your paper

(2.) A descriptive summary of your paper (maximum length 1000 words), explaining your paper and its significance. List several references to place your contribution in the broader scholarly conversation.

Thank you for your interest in progressive education, social

amelioration, and the pragmatist philosophy of John Dewey!