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Narratives of TESOL Professionals

Navigating the Doctoral Program

Edited by:
Hayriye Kayi-Aydar, University of Arizona
Angel Steadman, Highline College
Kate Shea, University of Arizona

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on Learning Environments. Editor(s): Erin A. Mikulec. Hayriye Kayi-Aydar, University of Arizona.

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BOOK DESCRIPTION
Through insiders’ perspectives and narratives, this edited collection aims to provide insight into the lived experiences of recent graduates of these English Applied Linguistics and/or TESOL doctoral programs. More specifically, this collection examines how personal and professional identities of students intersect during their doctoral studies and how these doctoral programs, as learning environments, can support doctoral students in their professional development and dissertation research. At a time when doctoral program persistence declines at the intersection of students’ gender and racial background (see Okahana & Zhou, 2019), there is a pressing need to share the insights and lived experiences of those less commonly featured in narratives of the successful doctoral scholar. This need is especially true among TESOL professionals who will teach and learn in diverse, global settings throughout their careers. With a clear focus on the notion of “identity” and following the principles of “narrative inquiry,” chapters will include personal stories and critical reflections around a specific topic (see below for sample themes) immediately relevant to success and persistence in a doctoral program.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
• developing support systems and/or a mentoring network
• balancing academic and family responsibilities
• navigating US academic norms as an international student or first-generation college student
• academic socialization as a person of color
• pursuit of careers outside of academia

PROPOSAL INFORMATION
If you received your doctoral degree in a program with a TESOL focus in or after 2018, you are invited to submit an abstract (up to 500 words) along with a tentative title as an MS word document. Please also include your name, affiliation, email address, and the name of the program/institution where you completed your doctoral degree. Send your abstract and other info in the same document to the co-editors at kaysteshe@gmail.com by August 9, 2021.

CHAPTER SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by August 30, 2021 about the status of their submission and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters (6,000-7,000 words) in Times New Roman 12, inclusive of title, abstract, manuscript, and references, should be submitted as a Microsoft Word email attachment by December 1, 2021. Manuscripts should conform to 7th edition APA style conventions. See Author Guidelines.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR PUBLICATION:

Abstract Submissions: August 9, 2021

Notification of invite to submit chapter: August 30, 2021

Submission of book chapter: December 1, 2021

Reviews of book chapter manuscripts sent to author(s): January 24, 2022

Receipt by editors of final draft of book chapters: April 18, 2022

Final book submitted to publisher: July 15, 2022

Anticipated publication: November 1, 2022

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