Submission Info


All submissions are blind reviewed. Please remove identifying references from your proposal (for example, your name and/or publications that refer to you as the author/editor). Individuals may submit a maximum of three proposals.

Word limits are as follows:

  • Titles should be no more than 15 words.
  • Abstracts should be 150 words or less.
  • Proposals for individual papers should not exceed 1,000 words (excluding references).
  • Proposals for all other sessions should not exceed 1,500 words (excluding references).

Proposal types:

Presenters may submit proposals for individual papers, symposium, panel, or alternative session presentations. PLEASE NOTE: In order to be consistent with the proposal submission portal utilized by AESA and most academic associations, the definitions of “Panel” and Symposium” have been adjusted this year.

Individual paper- An individual paper submission is a single paper with one or more co-authors. The Program Chair groups individual papers into sessions with other papers that have similar themes or topics. In individual paper sessions, authors present abbreviated versions of their papers, followed by comments/critique if there is a discussant, and audience discussion.

Symposium- A symposium is a group presentation around a particular topic or area of inquiry. Although presenters may bring papers to discuss, the emphasis of this kind of session is group discussion. The Chair should be identified by the session organizer.

Panel- A panel is a collection of papers around a specific area of inquiry or theme, and each participant presents her/his/their own paper. Chair (and discussant if desired) should be identified by the session organizer. There is a specific section to add individual paper titles along with the names of each individual paper presenters. A space is available to include a 150 word abstract for each individual paper but these abstracts are optional and will not be included in the program.

Alternative session- Alternative sessions do not fit neatly into any of the above categories. Alternative sessions can be framed as working groups, town halls, performances, structured poster sessions, video and multimedia presentations or other formats.

Information About All Academic and Submitting Your Proposal

Review the information below then CLICK HERE to submit your proposal.

The All-Academic site will be available March 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021 for submissions. There will be NO EXTENSIONS offered for submissions past the May 1st due date. When visiting the All Academic site, you will need to set up your account by creating a username and password. The Call for Proposals is also on this page. Follow the prompts to submit your proposal. First, click on “Submit or Edit a Proposal” and then click on “Submit a New Proposal.” The next screen will ask you to choose a Proposal Type (for example, Individual Paper or Alternative Session). On the following screen, you will include your proposal Title, Abstract, Keywords, Categories (see below) and any additional information needed for the Program Chair. Accessibility requests must also be included with the submission in the designated space.

You will be asked to upload your paper. Please upload a PDF document and note the word limits (listed above). If you are submitting a panel, symposium, or alternative session with multiple presenters, please make sure to include the name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number of each participant when prompted by the online submission website. The summary of your proposal should address the following components; please create subheadings for each component:

  • Purposes, central questions or problems
  • Contexts (discuss scholarly/practitioner conversations to which your work contributes)
  • Primary sources or data sources
  • Approaches, methods, strategies, or techniques for analysis
  • Arguments/conclusions, or agenda, and, significance

When you upload your proposal, you will be asked to identify which categories relate to your work (for reviewer information). Please choose up to three categories that apply most closely to your proposal:

  • Critical Race Theory
  • Cultural Studies of Education
  • Culturally Responsive/Sustaining Pedagogies
  • Disability Studies
  • Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Higher Education
  • History of Education
  • LGBTQ+ Studies
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Politics/Policy in Education
  • Social Contexts of Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sustainability and Education
  • Teacher Education

Only the individual submitting the proposal will be notified of its acceptance or rejection. That individual will be responsible for communicating this information to all session participants.

All questions should be directed to Gretchen Givens Generett and the Program Team at aesa2021conference@gmail.com (questions only, not proposals).

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