Working Conference on
Discourse Analysis in Education Research
This is a small conference that emphasizes dialogue and conversation about the use of discourse analysis in education research. Scholars have opportunities to share their discourse analytic scholarship, their diverse approaches to discourse analysis, and learn from each other.
Definitions of “discourse” and “discourse analysis” vary widely in education research and are approached from diverse disciplinary and inter/transdisciplinary perspectives. The Working Conference welcomes a broad range of definitions of discourse and discourse analysis. By welcoming a broad range of definitions and perspectives, it is our hope that scholars can learn from each, gain insights for heir own research, and can better appreciate others’ research initiatives.
Previous conferences have been held at The Ohio State University, Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The heart of the conference are small group sessions devoted to sharing and discussing work-in-progress.