College of Education and Human Development

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

CIDE programs well-represented at CIES 2024

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities' Comparative and International Development Education graduate programs will be well represented at the 2024 Annual Meeting of CIES, the Comparative and International Education Society, taking place March 6-7 online and 10-14 in Miami, FL. 

26 separate sessions at the event will feature students, faculty, and alumni affiliated with the CIDE programs—including presentations, roundtable discussions, book launches, pre-conference workshops, and poster presentations. See below for a daily schedule:

Wednesday, March 6

  • Matthew Schuelka (Chair)—Policy Approaches to Inclusive Education by Governments and Schools 
    4:15 to 5:45pm, Zoom Rooms, Zoom Room 107

Sunday, March 10

  • Joan DeJaeghere (Chair & Organizer), Nisma Elias—Using mixed methods reflexively in CIE research
    Pre-conference Workshop (9:30am to 12:30pm, Hyatt Regency, Terrace Level, Gardenia C

Monday, March 11

  • Enet Mukurazita—African Indigenous Learning Theory: turning the gaze upside down
    Poster Group 1 8:00 to 9:30am, Hyatt Regency, Lobby Level, Riverfront South
  • Weijian Wang—Negotiating Miao Ethnic and Chinese National Identity in Schools: The Case of Miao Students in Southern China. Session: Education for Ethnic, National and Global Identities in China
    8:00 to 9:30am, Hyatt Regency, Third Level, Johnson 2
  • Satomi Mitani, Dugyum Kim—Navigating East Asian subjectivities: Critical self-reflection of Korean and Japanese doctoral students on decolonization in education in the US. Session: An International Student Perspective: Criticality, Self-reflection & Experiences of International Students and Educators
    9:45 to 11:15am, Hyatt Regency, Third Level, Johnson 2
  • Cody Freeman (Discussant)—Gender Symposium
    2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt Regency, Terrace Level, Gardenia A+B
  • Zhuldyz Amankulova (Chair)—Centering Youth to Re-envision Social Capital Theory: Life Stories of Kazakhstani youth from Rural or Lower Socioeconomic Backgrounds. Highlighted Session: Handing over the Mic: Centering Youth Voices in Research and Practice
    4:45 to 6:15pm, Hyatt Regency, 29 Merrick 1
  • Vongrathayuth Hingphith—Breaking Boundaries: The Power of Protests in Shaping Cambodia's LGBTIA+ Education
    Roundtable Session: Insights for SOGIE Inclusion and for Understanding Intersections of Identities in Education
    6:30 to 8:00pm, Hyatt Regency, Lobby Level, Jazmine
  • Matthew Schuelka—Supporting School Transition and Meaningful Work for Youth with Disabilities in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries: Comparison of Initiatives in Asia. Session: Transitions from School to Work: How Barriers and Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities Vary by Context
    6:30 to 8:00pm, Hyatt Regency,Terrace Level, 27 Brickell South

Tuesday, March 12

  • Jechun An—Peer Relationship of Students with/without Disabilities in Inclusive Educational Settings. 
    Poster Group 3. 9:30 to 11:00am, Hyatt Regency, Lobby Level, Riverfront South
  • Christopher Johnstone—Awareness and Understanding: Promoting the Social Model of Disability and Access for all through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Session: Implementation of the Right to Education for Learners with Disabilities: Lessons Learned from USAID’s Multi-Country Study on Inclusive Education
    2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt Regency,Terrace Level, 30 Hibiscus B
  • Ainur Jumagaliyeva—Political Effects of International Education Initiatives: The Case of Kazakhstan. Session: Politics and activism in higher education in Eurasia
    2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt Regency,Third Level, Pearson 1
    Roozbeh Shirazi—Appropriations of ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’: Towards a Critical Pedagogy of Solidarity. Session: Guiding Social Justice: Educators as Duty Bearers for Student Action
    2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt Regency, Third Level, Ibis
  • Fatima Tufail—Epistemic injustice through prioritizing science education in secondary schools. Session: Learning in and Out of Formal Schooling
    2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt Regency,Terrace Level, 33 Brickell North
  • Jechun An—A Cross-National Study: Staying or Leaving? Teacher Social Status and Retention. Session: Teachers in Comparative Settings 
    4:45 to 6:15pm, Hyatt Regency, Third Level, Gautier

Wednesday, March 13

  • Roozbeh Shirazi (Discussant)—Reframing Threat: A comparative analysis of attacks on education
    8:00 to 9:30am, Hyatt Regency,Terrace Level, Gardenia C
  • Heidi Ione Fahning (Presenter & Chair)—“Everyone is talking about male toxicity:” Everyday youth activism in rural America. Session: Youth as Agents of Change: Cases from Nepal, Rural USA, Saint Lucia, and Dominican Republic
    8:00 to 9:30am, Hyatt Regency, Third Level, President Room
  • Joan DeJaeghere (Chair)—Session: Pedagogies that amplify youth voice and compel social action
    9:45 to 11:15am, Hyatt Regency, Third Level, Gautier
    • Erma Mujic, Joan DeJaeghere, Joanna Tzenis, Heidi Ione Fahning, Zhuldyz Amankulova, Ashley Purrey, & Michael Winikoff—Arts-based methods as a pedagogical practice fostering affective connection among diverse youth
    • Joanna Tzenis, Joan DeJaeghere, Erma Mujic, Heidi Ione Fahning, Zhuldyz Amankulova, Ashley Purrey, & Michael Winikoff—Prioritizing program design and pedagogical impact in community-engaged research with youth.
    • Kristi Rudelius-Palmer—Youth Engagement for Child Rights Friendly Communities
  • Xun Yu—Reclaiming identity as resistance: exploring sociopolitical identity formation of Chinese international students in the West. 
    Poster Group 6 2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt Regency,Lobby Level, Riverfront South
  • Heidi Ione Fahning (Presenter)—Book Launch: Contestations of Citizenship, Education, and Democracy in an Era of Global Change: Children and Youth in Diverse International Contexts
    2:45 to 3:25pm, Hyatt Regency,Terrace Level, Brickell Center
  • Christopher Johnstone (Presenter & Chair)—Book Launch: Disability as Diversity in India: Theory, Practice, and Lived Experience
    4:45 to 5:25pm, Hyatt Regency.Third Level, Zamora
  • Joan DeJaeghere—Reflexively co-constructing quality evidence. Roundtable Session: Protesting hegemonic definitions of quality education evidence: The case for a wider range of evidence
    4:45 to 6:15pm, Hyatt Regency, Lobby Level, Jazmine
  • Dugyum Kim (Presenter & Chair)—Revisiting education fever in South Korea as a (post-)colonial manifestation from the geocolonial historical perspective. Highlighted Session: Politics and Policy Discourses for Education Justice in East Asia
    6:30 to 8:00pm, Hyatt Regency, Third Level, 28 Miami Lecture hall
  • Joan DeJaeghere (Chair). Highlighted Session: Examining the power of protest against sexual, racial and political violence
    6:30 to 8:00pm, Hyatt Regency, Terrace Level, 26 Tuttle South
    • Cody Freeman—Queer youth futures now! Education as a transformative praxis for queer youth globally
    • Sheetal Digari—Cruising higher educational spaces in India: Northeastern students' stories of racialization, sexualization, and resistance
    • Xun Yu—Internalized Misogyny in Protest: How I Talk to My Misogynist Self and Find Transnational Solidarities
  • Samantha K. Nissen (Chair)—Examining dynamics, pathways, and students' experiences: Chinese higher education in comparison
    6:30 to 8:00pm, Hyatt Regency,Terrace Level, Brickell Pre Function

Thursday, March 14

  • Cody Freeman (Chair)—Highlighted Session: Social Movements, Ideology, and Resistance: Thailand, Malaysia, and Myanmar
    9:30 to 11:00am, Hyatt Regency,Third Level, Ibis
  • Neela Nandyal—Green governmentalities and the formation of environmental education in post-Buen Vivir Ecuador. Session: The Power of Pedagogy for Sustainability Transformation
    9:30 to 11:00am, Hyatt Regency, Third Level, Johnson 2