In addition to our general call for papers, ISA-NE will be sponsoring both a Methodology Workshop and a Pedagogy Workshop during the annual conference. Deadlines to apply for each are approaching quickly. Check out each program for additional information and application details.
The ISA Northeast’s thirteenth annual workshop brings together faculty and graduate students, focusing on research approaches that differ in various ways from statistical and comparative methodologies: interpretive methodologies, which highlight the grounding of analysis in actors’ lived experiences and thus produce knowledge phenomenologically, hermeneutically, and narratively; holistic case studies and forms of process-tracing that do not reduce to the measurement of intervening variables; and relational methodologies, which concentrate on how social networks and intersubjective discursive processes concatenate to generate outcomes. Applications are now being accepted from interested graduate students. More information may be found here: http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/Northeast-Providence-2017/Call/Methodology-Workshop
While ISA conferences appropriately celebrate scholarship, most of us earn our living teaching undergraduate students. The ISA NE pedagogy workshop is an opportunity for early-career IR academics to work with experienced mentors on preparing for the teaching side of the profession. Participants hear about specific pedagogical strategies, work with a mentor and a small cohort of colleagues to envision how those techniques might change their courses, and develop vocabulary for explaining their pedagogy to students, colleagues and hiring/review committees. Applications now being accepted – more details available here: http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/Northeast-Providence-2017/Call/Pedagogy-Workshop