Academic Papers

“How We Want to Learn!” Radical Student Voices from the Academy in a Crises World CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR EDITED VOLUME

Are you a student or a recently graduated student who is or was frustrated with your education? Do or did you feel disengaged? Unsatisfied with PowerPoint lectures and hungry for more community in your classes? Passionate about social movements on campus? Are or were you feeling anxious in the face of climate change and angry about ongoing structural racism and other forms of intersecting inequalities? Are or were you troubled by the pandemic’s unprecedented technological transformation of education? Looking for ways or were you looking for ways to process and deal with school functioning more like a business focused on the bottom line rather than on providing you with an enriching education?

Submit an abstract to our edited volume – “How We Want to Learn!”: Radical Student Voices from the Academy in a Crises World. This edited volume explores the rarely heard radical voices of graduate and undergraduate students (or alumni) across diverse majors / identities / positionalities / schools…etc. expressing in critical and hartfelt ways how YOU want to learn, as opposed to how ‘we’ in the academy want to teach. This is your opportunity to dream about what school would / could look like in an ideal world. Write about your frustrations, your personal experiences of pain or of success in an academic or other learning setting. Write about the learning that has set you or set you on fire – or your longings for such an experience. Theorize how your intersecting identities have/did shape your learning in ways that should be address/ should have been addressed in terms of experiences of inequality / racism / sexism / LBGTQ discriminations or other ways you are / were not able to learn fully as a result.

We seek academic works that can take any form such as theoretical, autoethnography, ethnography, or other styles that enable you to document your experiences and / or those of other students. Creative submissions are also strongly encouraged – including poems, prose, art, photography, personal narrative – whatever form of expression you are passionate about, we are interested in! Creative expression will also be encouraged to be critically analyzed to increase your expressive capacity.

Accepted submissions will become part of a diverse community of passionate students whose aim will be to not just talk about ‘how we want to learn’ but will seek to make steps towards actual structural changes! As we work together to craft this edited volume, we will dream together about transformation of ourselves, of education and ultimately of society.

Submission Guidelines
·Abstracts should be approximately 500 words. If you are submitting a poem you can still write an abstract saying what it will be about ..etc- or you can submit the actual poem.
·Include a short bio/introduction in your email ·
·Submissions accepted on a rolling basis until we reach capacity

Questions or ready submissions should be emailed to howwewanttolearn@gmail.com Thanks, the How We Want to Learn editorial team

Cara Cancelmo: cara.cancelmo@uconn.edu
Dr. Phoebe.Godfrey: phoebe.godfrey@uconn.edu
Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid: mquesada19@catawba.edu Zeraiah Ramos: Zeraiah.ramos@uconn.edu

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