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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO ,SAN ANTONIO, TX.
Conference site, 2017
The george washington university, WASHINGTON D.C.
Conference site, 2016
2017 AAACS Annual Conference will be in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Curriculum Matters: Race, Place, and Belonging “South” of the Border
16th Annual Conference Theme, San Antonio, TX, 2017
Curriculum matters. Race matters. Place matters. Epistemologies matter. And matter also matters of indigeneity, immigration and epistemicide—of the South, at the borders, and beyond. Through this year’s conference theme—inspired, too, by the place of our convening and work of our colleagues (t)here; we invite participants to inquire, critique, ponder, dream, converse and create together through and from attention to these matters. Herein, we aim to not only continue from last year conversations regarding our ethical, and historical, engagements (AAACS 2016), but also to further those of our affiliate and sister organizations respecting the current tasks of the curriculum theorist (IAACS 2015), where curriculum theory and its labor, in fact, stand in the present moment (Bergamo 2016)—as well as in those to come; and demands to “colour” curriculum, interrogating places therein of power, privilege and supremacy (C&P 2016). We, too, seek responsiveness to/in a contemporary scene wherein much is contested, conflicted, complexified, and produced as nonexistent among us, particularly perhaps in the U.S./”America”, as pertains to race, place, indigeneity, immigration and epistemology—especially concerning difference, equity, solidarity and social and cognitive justice; and possibly no more so than in the “othered” South.