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The CUFA program is now out!

View the full CUFA 2019 program at Please note that the conference begins on Wednesday morning, 11/20, with a full day of programming on Thursday, 11/21. The Graduate Forum and Research-into-Practice sessions will take place on Friday, 11/22. 
Our original CUFA Thursday keynote, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, has announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate, running against seated Senator John Cornyn, and will no longer be able to appear at CUFA. Our new closing keynote panel will consist of three vibrant individuals who will speak to the theme of Intersectionality and Latinx Advocacy and Activism: State Representatives Mary González (El Paso) and Celia Israel (Austin) and Executive Interim Director of Jolt, Antonio Arellano.
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Update those profiles for the CUFA program!

Have you changed your affiliation, name, and/or address since you submitted your CUFA proposal? Please visit the OpenConf system to update your information before we begin drafting the program so your information is current. The program will be released by early September so you can being planning accordingly.

Remember, the conference starts with Bavu Blakes' keynote on Wednesday morning with the first general session starting mid-morning. Thursday is a full day of programming with receptions on both Wednesday and Thursday, and the Grad Forum has been moved to Friday morning at the Hilton connected via skybridge to the Austin Convention Center. If you have not yet made your hotel reservations, please do so soon if you want to utilize the NCSS discount - rooms are running out fast!

Thank you, reviewers!

Decisions for CUFA 2019 proposals were sent yesterday through our OpenConf system. If you did not receive a decision email, please check your spam then email and we will let you know if your proposal was accepted.
If your proposal was not accepted and you are a graduate student, we strongly encourage you to consider revising your proposal per reviewers' comments and resubmitting it to the Graduate Forum Roundtables, which will take place the morning of Friday, November 22. The Grad Forum will share the Grad Forum Call for Proposals in May through the CUFA listserv, and on the Grad Forum Facebook and Twitter accounts. The deadline for Grad Forum submissions is 11:59 pm PST June 14, 2019.
Don't forget to register for both NCSS and CUFA at Please note that this year's conference will begin on Wednesday morning, November 20 and the Graduate Forum and Research-into-Practice sessions will take place on Friday, November 22. Breakfast …

All hands on deck: Please sign up to review!

The submission window for CUFA 2019 proposals is officially closed! We had a record 257 proposals submitted across a range of session formats and topics. Narrowing those down will be a daunting task that requires all hands on deck! Please sign up to be a reviewer at the bottom of A diverse, responsible reviewer pool is the key to our conference!
For those of you who are new to reviewing and/or CUFA, we are developing a reviewer guide to support you. If you have any questions, please contact the 2019 Program Chair, Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodríguez, at

CUFA 2019 Call for Submissions has been released!

The call for proposal submissions for CUFA 2019 in Austin, Texas was released on Tuesday, January 8th and can be found in its entirety here as well as on the official conference website. Submissions are due on Friday, March 8th at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time at For detailed descriptions of the types of sessions available and required proposal formatting, click here. If you have any questions, please email cufa2019conference (at) gmail (dot) com.

It's almost time for the call for proposals...

The call for submissions for CUFA 2019 will be released VERY soon. It continues in the tradition of the last several CUFA conferences by asking participants how we might move the field forward and engage with classrooms, communities, and activists in innovative ways that reiterate the NCSS 2019 theme of Informed Action. This year's call includes a few big changes from past conferences, so read it carefully and email if you have any questions.


I write this welcome message on the final day of NCSS 2018, in anticipation of the work that lies ahead for those of us with the privilege and responsibility of planning CUFA and NCSS 2019 in Austin, Texas. I first want to thank our fearless CUFA 2018 leaders, Chair Alex Cuenca and Program Chair Chris Busey, who created an uplifting, inspiring and diverse conference that truly illuminated the tremendous amount of scholarship in the field of social studies education. Drawing from Chris' conference vision, Expanding the intellectual contours of social studies education in troubling times, as well as the many program chairs who preceded him, such as my dear friends and colleagues Brooke Blevins and Sarah Shear, we intend to continue highlighting innovations in our field while also considering how to move the field forward in our complex world and current political climate. We will regularly update this unofficial conference website to support CUFA members as they prepare for our Aus…