23rd Annual Conference: October 18 – 20, 2022 

Scholar State College, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Join us online now with a hybrid option 


Practicing and Cultivating Humanizing Ways of Being in Education in the Pursuit of Social Justice

Count Every Second Until The Conference Start.


Conference Details

Deadline Extended until July 11th for priority submissions!

The submission portal will remain open until August 31st, 2022.

Conference: October 18 - 20, 2022

2022 Conference Call for Proposals

Deadline to submit proposal: June 20th, 2022

Over eighty years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois (1940/1997) wrote that “simply knowledge” will not “reform the world” and, instead, people “must be changed by influencing folkways, habits, customs and subconscious deeds” (p. 111). It’s not simply knowledge we are after as a collective, nor in this 23rd annual meeting of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group. Instead, we invite you to join with us in a vital space where we encounter living, complicated works of story, art, research, theorizing, and accounts of curriculum and pedagogy. We seek a conference experience that works on us and allows us to change and be changed through affirmational encounters and interactions with difference. To imagine a not-yet-imagined future. We hope to share space and discourse with educators, theorists, artists, students, and activists, as we practice and cultivate ways of being and doing that offer an alternative to white supremacist, normative, and neoliberal stances toward curriculum and pedagogy. 


We are eager to gather with you. Our previous two conferences, while successful and vital, were mostly virtual. However, with this year’s conference, we look forward to sharing space together, as well as engaging in partnerships with universities, local school districts, community organizations, and arts groups to advance traditions of critical inquiry in education through dialogue and action. We welcome attendees ranging from early childhood educators through higher education instructors – that includes students and practicing K-12 teachers, librarians, administrators, graduate students, professors, or independent scholars, as well as those individuals outside of traditional educational spaces, such as artists, activists, and educators from community groups and organizations. We continue providing mentoring opportunities for those interested and fostering relationships through our different activities. 
We convene against the backdrop of fraught times. There is an urgent need to connect with others in curriculum and pedagogy and to find solidarity in the work of resisting the increasing ubiquity of white supremacy and neoliberal values. We are better together, in the intersections of our differences, as we seek alternative folkways, habits, customs, and subconscious deeds that allow us to imagine something new. We see curriculum studies as being integral to our teaching, our research, our art, and the ways we move through the world. It is integral to public life, and wholly connected to the daily pedagogical practices of schools. 


We invite actors at all levels in the education field to share their views, concerns, perspectives, observations, and experiences about the power relations they deal with multiple inequities while working in the construction of a better reality. We welcome proposals centered on critical, justice-minded perspectives, including (but not limited to) the following: 
       Social movements as pedagogical spaces
       Border Studies, spaces, and pedagogies
       Decolonial, decolonizing theories and pedagogies
       Bilingual literacy and studies
       Multilingualism and translanguaging
       Social Justice in Education and Society
       Indigenous knowledges and Decolonial Thinking
       Critical Race Theories and Critical pedagogies
       Public pedagogies, both dominant and resistant
       Art-based Research and critical methodologies
       LGBTQ+ Studies and Queer Feminist intersectionalities
       Curriculum Histories and Genealogies
       Dehumanizing policies targeting minority groups

Proposal Details

Proposal Submission/ Acceptance Process: All proposals undergo blind peer review

We invite proposals that:

  • Fit our conference and organizational focus, or extend our field of vision, in ways we have not yet considered or anticipated.
  • Explore our challenge power, privilege and supremacy embedded in curriculum and pedagogy policies and schooling practices.
  • Use the arts to engage with and extend curriculum and pedagogy, especially in relationship with issues in power, privilege, social justice, and democracy.
  • Draw from such topics as race and knowledge production, curriculum and the nation, race and the academy, and/or colonization and schooling particularly in relation to the violent impact of racism on the lives of people of color
  • Theorize, analyze, dream, problematize, deconstruct, and/or challenge the pervading hetero patriarchal white supremacy of the field and how it manifests in the field of curriculum studies.
  • Engage with critical race, anti racist, decolonizing, anti colonial, post global, anti globalization, border thinking, epistemic borders, and/or indigenous scholarship.
  • Share ideas and efforts for action and change in local settings, particularly in the presenter’s locality.
  • Present research findings on reform efforts, particularly focus on a local context
  • Analyze or critique situations or contexts to focus needed efforts for change.

Proposal Submission Must Include

  • Title of proposal
  • Proposal Abstract– Up to 100 words*
  • Keywords– 3 to 5 keywords summarizing the focus of the content of your proposal
  • Sentence– A 1-sentence summary of the focus of the content of your proposal
  • Proposals– 350-500 words: single paper,, art exhibition or performance, book talk OR 1300 -1800 words: symposia, panel, workshop
  • First Author– Name, affiliation, email
  • Additional Authors– Name, affiliation, email
  • Presentation type– Individual Paper, Symposium, Book Talk, Workshop/Public Action, Art Exhibition, Performance

Note: No more than three presentations for leading author.


We seek to create a space in which to advance the ideals of progressive curriculum and democratic leadership in education through dialogue and action.