Facilitators: Dr. Kathryn Accurso, Dr. Harini Rajagopal, Masaru Yamamoto
Venue: Ponderosa Commons North, Multipurpose Room 2012
Apprenticeship Workshop: Writing Effective Conference Abstracts
Are you planning to present at a conference(s) but wondering how to write an effective abstract? You’re not alone in this! Almost all graduate students attend and/or present at an academic conference at some point in their research career and navigate the daunting process of writing effective abstracts. Therefore, in this Apprenticeship Workshop, Dr. Kathryn Accurso, Dr. Harini Rajagopal, and Masaru Yamamoto will walk us through writing excellent conference abstracts by sharing hands-on activities, tips, and insights from both the writer’s as well as the reviewer’s perspective. We will have some time for Q/A towards the end of the workshop.
Kathryn Accurso is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in LLED where her scholarship focuses on K–12 literacies instruction in multilingual contexts. Drawing on systemic functional linguistics and critical race theory, she works with pre- and in-service teachers to recognize, affirm, and expand students’ rich language and literacy practices in disciplinary contexts and to critically reflect on their language ideologies and the teaching practices they lead to. She regularly presents her work at and reviews proposals for AAAL, TESOL, and AERA.
Harini Rajagopal (she/her) recently completed her PhD in Language and Literacy Education at UBC. Her research interests include languages and literacies in the early and elementary years, multiliteracies, translanguaging, critical literacies, socioemotional learning, childhood studies, and teacher education. She enjoys collaborative and creative pedagogical designing to listen to stories, and has presented some of her work at various academic conferences.
Masaru Yamamoto is a PhD student in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. His primary research interests are related to second/additional language socialization, academic discourse socialization, multimodality, and qualitative research methods in applied linguistics to gain more robust and explicit understandings of multilingual students’ lived experiences in postsecondary contexts. Masaru is also actively engaged in knowledge mobilization projects. Masaru is a recipient of the American Association for Applied Linguistics Graduate Student Award 2022.
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