As part of their Global/Diversity Initiative, and supported by a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Grant, the Center for International Education (CIE) and Global Inclusion and Engagement (GIE) are collaborating in the development of programs and resources to support students who are vulnerable to discrimination and intolerance while studying in a foreign country. To advance this initiative, CIE and GIE are seeking partnerships with UWM faculty and graduate students engaged in research in related fields. As partners, researchers will have access to CIE personnel working in the offices of overseas programs and partnerships, international student and scholar services, academic programs, and the Institute of World Affairs. Partners will have opportunities to discuss their research with faculty and staff at Global/Diversity workshops and their research will directly influence Global/Diversity programming. Modest amounts of funding may become available for conference travel and technical support. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
- discrimination on college campuses
- international student resources
- international student experiences of inclusion/exclusion
- minorities studying abroad
- factors influencing students’ decisions to study abroad
- negotiating identity when studying abroad
- white privilege in international contexts
- sex/gender in international education
- LGBTQ students studying abroad
- education abroad for students with disabilities
Submissions from any discipline and research at any stage will be considered. Partners will be selected based on the relevance of their research to programmatic needs and feasibility.
Interested faculty and graduate students should submit their CV and a 500 word abstract describing their research project by September 25, 2015. Please send all inquiries and submissions to Eric Herhuth (email@example.com).