Hi everyone on the GERIF-mailing list!

Next year 6-8.5.2020 a three-day conference on "Curriculums for Social Justice" will be held at the Åbo Akademi campus in Vaasa (Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies).  

The topic of the seminar is in many ways related to global education research. I'm on the organizing committee myself and behalf of the committee I wish you all warmly welcome to participate. Below, you'll find a description of the conference. You can also check out our webpage: http://blogs2.abo.fi/minorityseminar2020/ and the attached Call for papers. 

Have a nice midsummer everyone!


Heidi Henriksson


Call for Papers: Minority Seminar 2020: Curriculums for Social Justice May 6-8, 2020 at Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland

The minority research profile at Åbo Akademi University invites you to its fifth annual seminar that will take place in Vaasa, Finland from May 6th to 8th, 2020. The 2020 theme is “Curriculums for Social Justice” with the aim to collectively discuss how to develop justice-oriented pedagogies. With permeating signs of racism, harassment and violence, as well as increasing social inequalities both locally and globally, there is a need to reflect on the role of education in relation to social justice. 

Confirmed keynote speakers at the seminar are: 

Vanessa Andreotti (University of British Columbia)

Audrey Bryan (Dublin City University)

Nancy Commins & Kara Viesca (University of Colorado, Denver & University of Nebraska, Lincoln, joint keynote)

Pigga Keskitalo (University of Lapland)

Mariana Souto-Manning (Teachers College, Columbia University)

Greg Wiggan (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) 

Important Dates: 

Submission of Abstract Deadline: September 31, 2019

Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2019 

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2020 

For more information, please visit our seminar page: http://blogs2.abo.fi/minorityseminar2020/ We look forward to seeing you at the Vaasa campus of Åbo Akademi University, Finland. For any enquiries, please contact: minorityseminar2020@abo.fi