Reading & Working Groups

Reading & Working Groups

CWS graduate students currently host and facilitate three working / reading groups:

Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) Chat

CHAT Chats began informally in Summer 2016 and grew into a formal reading group in Fall 2016. The group meets every couple of weeks to discuss texts related to CHAT. For more information and/or for access to the readings, contact Bruce Kovanen.

Social Justice Praxis

This working group began in Fall 2016. It seeks to build teaching practices that engage our students, and ourselves, in the transformative work of developing personal awareness, understanding structural inequality, embracing difference, and committing to action in pursuit of a more just world. The group meets once a month and works to create change within and outside CWS. CWS's Social Justice Education Symposium, held in Fall 2017, is an example of the programming that is central to this group. For more information, contact Bri Lafond.

Data Workshop Group

This workshop is designed to offer a constructive and generative space for advanced CWS graduate students to work through their dissertation research data. During each meeting, two grads present their data- or methods-in-progress to other graduate student attendees, who provide feedback and supportive suggestions for continued research. The group meets a handful of times throughout the semester. For more information, contact Megan Mericle.