Looking Ahead into a Murky Future, Holding on to Solidarity

Melissa Hauber-Özer & Meagan Call-Cummings More than six months into this global pandemic, many of us are launching a new academic year unlike any other, marked by uncertainty and new challenges. We are trying to make the best of online teaching and virtual research, juggling our work while supervising our children’s remote education, grappling with … Continue reading Looking Ahead into a Murky Future, Holding on to Solidarity

Solidarity with Migrants amidst the Pandemic

Melissa Hauber-Özer, Hatay, Turkey As a second language educator and emerging migration scholar, I was drawn to participatory action research as a democratic way to document migrants’ experiences and knowledges in order to develop improved policies, practices, and pedagogies. Migrants have valuable knowledge and skills that are all too often discounted, and their choices and … Continue reading Solidarity with Migrants amidst the Pandemic

Reflections on Knowledge Democratization in the Pandemic Era

Karen Ross, Boston, Massachusetts I have been thinking a lot about the concept of ‘democratizing knowledge’ in recent weeks. Suddenly, as opportunities to connect in person have faded to almost none, the spread of information via phone, email, and social media – not to mention virtual meeting platforms – seems to have exponentially increased.  One … Continue reading Reflections on Knowledge Democratization in the Pandemic Era