CFP Language Ideologies, Identity and Authenticity in Minoritised Greek-speaking Communities (Online)

ConferencesCall for papers: Language Ideologies, Identity and Authenticity in Minoritised Greek-speaking Communities, Online Workshop – 20 January 2021. Deadline: 16 October 2020.

Organisers: Matthew John Hadodo, University of Pittsburgh; Elena Ioannidou, University of Cyprus; Petros Karatsareas, University of Westminster.

Recent years have seen an increased interest in the role language plays among minoritised Greek-speaking communities (that is, contexts in which Greek is not the majority language of society). Research has explored a range of issues including the reproductions, transformations and contestations of language ideologies in such contexts, which in many cases divert from dominant discourses about language and identity, and the interplay of language ideologies with formed linguistic repertoires and social  outcomes. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers investigating these issues with the aim of exploring points of both convergence and divergence across communities in different parts of the world, and with distinct sociohistorical trajectories of minoritisation, linguistic repertoires, experiences and processes of identity formation.

Yecid Ortega Profile

ProfilesYecid Ortega is a Ph.D. candidate in the program of Language and Literacies Education (LLE) and the specialization program in Comparative International, and Development Education (CIDE) at OISE – University of Toronto, Canada.

Yecid Ortega

His general research interests are within decolonial critical ethnographic and case study approaches to research. Yecid explores how globalization, capitalism and neoliberalism influence language policy decision-making processes and their effects on classroom practices and students’ lived experiences. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of language teaching in Colombia, USA, and Canada and has worked with teachers in curriculum and syllabus design. His research looks at how plurilingualism and pluriculturalism (PLPC) juxtaposes with concepts of race and his most recent work is related to the English language teaching using social justice lens in different international contexts. His also interested in community-based approaches to understanding the lived experiences of immigrants and refugee secondary students from international perspectives.


Work for CID:
Yecid Ortega serves as a reviewer for translations into Spanish.

British Council: Programme Manager (UK)

“JobSenior Programme Manager – Our Shared Cultural Heritage, British Council, Edinburgh or Manchester Office, UK. Deadline: 29 September 2020.

The British Council has been awarded a grant by the National Heritage Lottery Fund to support a three-year, high-value programme enabling young people in the UK and South Asia to explore cultural heritage. Working with museums, youth organisations and arts organisations, the programme partnership comprises a wide-ranging network from community organisations to major institutions. The role will lead on the delivery phase of Our Shared Cultural Heritage, a large-scale funded programme fostering collaborations between the UK and South Asia across multiple locations: Glasgow, Manchester, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

This is an opportunity to support the diversification of heritage organisations in the UK and South Asia, through increased involvement, leadership and engagement of young people from South Asian backgrounds in heritage. You will be working with the British Council team in the UK, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh alongside heritage and youth partners in the UK (Glasgow Life, UK Youth, Manchester Museum). You will be responsible for working with our teams across South Asia, building partnerships and connections between the UK and South Asia.
The project is youth-led and you will be responsible for ensuring youth voice and leadership within the project. The project seeks to foreground South Asian voices and you will be responsible for ensuring young people from South Asian backgrounds benefit from this project.

FrameWorks: Senior Researcher (USA)

“JobSenior Researcher, FrameWorks, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: none listed, but job posted in summer 2020.

Effective communications is a key part of bringing about social change and helping the public to better understand society’s greatest social problems. Strategic framing can help us all see the solutions to those problems and build the collective will to support them. That’s what the FrameWorks Institute does – a nonprofit, progressive think tank that designs, conducts, interprets, and translates communications research to advance social justice.

FrameWorks is seeking a Senior Researcher to join our team. The successful candidate will be a part of FrameWorks’ research team and investigate how to effectively reframe a wide range of social and scientific issues, such as affordable housing, poverty, education equity, and climate change. This is an outstanding opportunity for a mid-career professional with experience in social science research and a demonstrated commitment to equity and social change.

The Senior Researcher will collect, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of data to produce framing recommendations for advocates, experts, and scientists working to engage the public about policy solutions to social issues. They will present FrameWorks’ research to different audiences and contribute to the organization’s efforts to engage communicators across multiple nonprofit sectors. They will also help develop and innovate FrameWorks’ methods and theory.

 

Seefar: Project Managers (multiple countries)

“JobProject Managers (multiple), Seefar, Hong Kong. Deadline: September 27, 2020.

Seefar is seeking excellent candidates for multiple Project Manager roles to oversee anticipated new projects globally. You will have demonstrated project management experience in conflict affected developing countries; have thematic experience on, an a strong interest in, migration, modern slavery and / or livelihoods; enjoy working in a high performing team from multiple countries; be someone donors trust; are results focussed; and have complete fluency in English. You can be based anywhere in the world and may have the opportunity to travel (COVID-19 dependent). These are full time-positions.

Seefar is a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe.

Diaspora Podcasts

PostdocsMatching the earlier list of podcasts relating to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism, this is a list of podcasts on topics relating to diasporas around the world. A diaspora is the group of any people living outside their homeland, so rather than focus on the country a migrant goes to, studying a diaspora means to focus on the country a group of migrants comes from.

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies Podcasts from SOAS, University of London

Lectures given as part of the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies joint seminar series are now available as podcasts through SOAS Radio. SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

Dear Diaspora created and hosted by Nduulwa Kowa, from Zambia, now living in the USA

Dear Diaspora shares the stories of entrepreneurs and change-makers changing the world across the African Diaspora.

Diaspora Chiefs Podcast by Victor Osioh, from Benin, now living in the UK

For ambitious Africans and Caribbeans in the Diaspora, whose focus is to start, launch, grow and scale their business online. Their mission is to expose and report the latest and greatest tips, high-income skills, and know-how on all things digital entrepreneurship to create the best lifestyle for everyone.

Jamaican Diaspora by Jamaican Diaspora

Dedicated to Jamaicans on the island, in the diaspora, members of other Caribbean communities, and all progressive people who would like to learn more about us.

For more ideas, see also Top 15 African Diaspora Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020.

See also Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue #62 on Diaspora.

Community Building Practices that Attend to Difference

Intercultural PedagogyCommunity Building Practices that Attend to Difference, with Taos Institute Associate Janet Newbury, Taos Institute/Positivity Strategist Podcast Episode 10.

How can community building practices be done in a way that attend to difference, and are genuinely committed to consider power relations and how they play out when working amidst differences? Community building comes with honor, privilege, and immense responsibility. Most challenging is to respectfully know when and how to show up, when is it useful to step back, create space, or bring someone along.

Janet Newbury, Ph.D., lives on Tla’amin territory, in British Columbia, Canada. She is a director on the board of the Powell River Division of Family Practice, a consultant who works on community-based initiatives, and an instructor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. Her research and practice have focused on fostering the structural conditions that contribute to wellness for children, youth, and families – with particular interest in decolonization efforts.

CFP SIETAR Europa Webinar Proposal

Professional OpportunitiesCall for Webinar Proposals, SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) Europa, for presentation in 2021. Deadline: 6 October 2020.

Once again in 2020 SIETAR Europa webinars are proving to be very popular. They offer SIETAR members an opportunity for learning, sharing knowledge and connecting with the greater SIETAR community. The 2020 webinars have to date welcomed on average 150+ participants and covered topics ranging from gamification in intercultural training to Chinese business culture. If you are interested in presenting a webinar in 2021, please submit a proposal.

Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study Fellowships (Sweden)

Fellowships

Barbro Klein Fellowship Programme 2021-22, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden. Deadline: 1 October 2020.

The Barbro Klein Fellowship Programme is a newly launched research programme, which intends to advance the study of cultural diversity in a global perspective. The fellowship is open to scholars from across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on research on cultural and social diversity, cultural heritage and creativity, societal structures and public resistance, and varieties of cultural expressions in local and global perspective.

The programme gives fellows the opportunity to concentrate on their own research interests, free from the teaching and administrative obligations of ordinary university life. Fellows are, however, expected to be active members of the scholarly community of the Collegium and to participate in seminars and academic events beyond their own fields of specialization.

The fellowship programme encourages, but is not limited to, applications from talented younger scholars in non-Western countries and of underrepresented gender. At the time of application, the candidate must have held a PhD (or equivalent degree) for at least three years. The application must have a promising track record of independent achievements beyond the post-doctoral level, including significant publications, and be active in international fora.

KC23 Afrocentricity Translated into Spanish

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#23: Afrocentricity, which Molefi Kete Asante wrote for publication in English in 2014, and which Daniel Mateo Ordóñez has now translated into Spanish.

As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download. Lists of Key Concepts organized alphabetically by concept, chronologically by publication date and number, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC23 Afrocentricity_Spanish

Asante, M. K. (2020). Afrocentricidad. (D. M. Ordóñez, trans.). Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 23. Available from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/kc23-afrocentricity_spanish.pdf

If you are interested in translating one of the Key Concepts, please contact me for approval first because dozens are currently in process. As always, if there is a concept you think should be written up as one of the Key Concepts, whether in English or any other language, propose it. If you are new to CID, please provide a brief resume. This opportunity is open to masters students and above, on the assumption that some familiarity with academic conventions generally, and discussion of intercultural dialogue specifically, are useful.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue


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