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Call for Papers – Ethnographic Short Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction

Anthropology and Education Quarterly

 Anthropology and Education Quarterly (AEQ) is seeking ethnographic short fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction for a new creative section of the journal focused on alternative productions and representations of anthropological work in education.
The field of anthropology is rooted in the search for multiple truths. Stories (Bell, 2003; Solinger, Fox, & Irani, 2008; Yosso, 2006) and poems (Maynard & Cahmann-Taylor, 2010) provide avenues for scholars to make sense of their findings, honor the traditions and experiences of marginalized communities, explore the tensions of researcher positionality, and trouble the authority of knowledge(s) and its representations. Furthermore, creative approaches to anthropological production can open the otherwise closed space of the academy, communicating findings in ways that provoke both thought and action among the wider public. 
Submissions should draw on rich, rigorously collected ethnographic data. Additionally, they should represent high literary quality. Short fiction and creative non-fiction should be no longer than 5000 words, and poetry should be limited to 1-3 poems. Please include biographical information in a separate cover letter so that the work itself remains blind for review. Please submit to Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis, and will be accepted or rejected but will not receive reviewer comments.



Look what people are saying about Shane!

My latest comic, Shane the Lone Ethnographer’s guide to qualitative data analysis, The Good, The Bad and The Data has had a lovely review from Dr. George Noblit, Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education at UNC. Thank you so much, Professor Noblit!

“Many students find that qualitative data analysis akin to magic, and lengthy text explanations do little to guide them. Galman’s graphic representation of data analysis has enabled those afraid of magic to engage in alchemy. Data is transformed and results in reader understanding. Pure gold.” 

George W. Noblit, Joseph R. Neikirk Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education, UNC Chapel Hill
You can look for a brand new comic from me coming from Left Coast Press in the coming months. Stay tuned! 

The Guys, and the rest of us…

manA history of framing the teaching of young children as a matter of ‘natural’ female aptitude has led a number of researchers and educators to oversimplify men’s experiences as a foil or antidote to the ills of schooling. Of course, it’s all much more complex than that. Along with my colleague and frequent co-author Christine Mallozzi of the University of Kentucky, I proudly present The Guys, and the Rest of Us. In this qualitative study of men, women, and ‘feminisation’ in early education and care environments, interview data (N =4) are discursively analysed to provide a more nuanced understanding of how male and female careworkers construct and orient themselves in relation to masculinity and maleness.