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Fartousa Siyad, Hodan Hujaleh, Diane Watt & Kayf Abdulqadir presenting at our CASWE (Canadian Association for the Study of Women in Education) session at CSSE (Canadian Society for Studies in Education). Brock University. June 2014. Title of our session: Collaborative documentary film-making with Muslim female youth: Engaging critical digital literacies in teacher education.

Papers Accepted for Upcoming Refereed Academic Conferences

1. Watt, D. (April, 2016). DIY Citizenship in Action: Muslim Female YouTubers Speak Back. [Panel: Video Production as Democracy Education]. Media, Culture, and Learning SIG. 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

2. Watt, D. (June, 2016). Complicating visual identities post 9/11: Muslim female YouTubers speak back. International Communications Association Annual Conference. Fukuoka, Japan.

Keynote Presentation

1. Watt, D. (2013). Provocations in-between sonare and videre. 6th Biennial Provoking Curriculum Studies  Conference: As Strong Poets. February 22-23, 2013. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON.

Invited Guest Speaker

1. Watt, D., Abdulqadir, K., Siyad, F., & Hujaleh, H. (Sept, 2015). Muslim Female YouTubers Speak Back. Public Lecture Series: Feminist Cafe. Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa.

2. Watt, D. (2013). Doing the dissertation differently: Postcolonial theorizing from the epistemological bazaar. Jean Paul Dionne Symposium. Remixing Knowledge: A New Perspective on Knowledge(s). March 6, 2013. Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON.

Invited Plenary (Invitational Conference)

1. Watt, D. (May, 2013). Participant: Youth media production and social justice issues. Invitational National Conference. Critical Canadian Youth Studies: The future is networking. The Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education. Faculty of Education, University of Calgary. Calgary, AB.

Papers Presented at Refereed Academic Conferences

1. Watt, D., Siyad, F., Abdulqadir, F., & Hujaleh, H. (June 25-26). Muslim, Female, YouTubers speak back: Collaborating on a documentary for teacher education. Bi-Annual Conference of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Philadelphia, PA.

2. Watt, D., Siyad, F., Abdulqadir, K., Hujaleh, H. (June, 2015). Making a video with youth as curriculum inquiry: Complicating identities in-between process and product. Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies. Annual Congress of the Humanities. University of Ottawa.

3. Watt, D. (May 30, 2015). How Muslim female YouTubers embody a DIY media-making ethic and  what we can learn from them. Pre-conference of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON.

4. Watt, D., Siyad, F., Hujaleh, H., & Abdulqadir, K. (May 26-29, 2014). Writing Muslim youth perspectives into Canadian curriculum theorizing: The disruptive im/possibilities of the YouTube series, Chronicles of a Somali Girl. International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON.

5. Watt, D. (May 23, 2015). Visual media literacy, foreign language teaching, and intercultural education. 7th Annual North East Asia Region Language Education Conference. Niigata, Japan.

6. Watt, D. (April 30-May 2, 2015). Dwelling in-between multiculturalism and inter/culturalism: Postcolonial perspectives on becoming a critical teacher educator. Korean Association for Multicultural Education. Seoul, South Korea.

7. Watt, D. (April 16-20, 2015). Humour as Youth Activism: The Do-It-Yourself Media Making Practices of Two Somali-Canadian, Muslim, Female, You-Tubers. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Media, Culture, and Curriculum SIG. Chicago, IL.

8. Watt, D. (April 16-20, 2015). Complicating Visuality From the Margins: Muslim, Female You-Tubers Claim a Representational Space of their Own. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Division B: Curriculum Studies. Chicago, IL.

9. Watt, D. (February 20 & 21, 2015). Curriculum theorizing in digital spaces: Participatory video as visual provocation. Bi-Annual Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference. Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, B.C.

10. Watt, D. (May, 2014). Toward Critical Digital Literacies: Muslim Youth Making Media. Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, Annual Congress of the Humanities. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

11. Watt, D., Abdulqadir, K., Siyad, F. (May, 2014). Collaborative documentary film-making with Muslim female youth: Engaging critical digital literacies in teacher education. Canadian Association for the Study of Women in Education. Annual Congress of the Humanities. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

12. Watt, D. (May, 2014). Researching critical digital literacies: New perspectives on literacy. Language and Literacies Researchers of Canada. Canadian Society for Studies in Education Pre-conference. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

13. Watt, D. (2013). Pedagogies of tension and epistemologies of doubt: Engaging Islamophobia in the teacher education classroom. Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. Annual Congress of the Humanities. June 4, 2013. University of Victoria. Victoria, B.C.

14. Watt, D. (2013). The im/possibities of framing tensioned inter/cultural spaces as radical hope: Interrupting gendered Islamophobia and discourses of terror and fear. Canadian Association for the Study of Women in Education. Annual Congress of the Humanities. June 5, 2012. University of Victoria. Victoria, B.C.

15. Watt, D. (2013). Media Literacies and the Internationalization of Teacher Education: The Case of Muslim Women. The Korean Association for Multicultural Education 2013 Conference, with the International Association for Intercultural Education. May 10–12, 2013. Hanyang University. Seoul, South Korea.

16. Watt, D. (April 30, 2013). Engaging difference via visual media literacies: Multiplying possibilities for inter/cultural education. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Media, Culture, and Curriculum Special Interest Group. San Francisco, CA.

17. Watt, D. (2013). A dissertation / not a dissertation … Aokian discourse at work. Panel with P. Palulis, E. Hasebe-Ludt, & M. Yoshimoto. Occupy Pedagogy: Provocative Legacies of Aokian Discourse. 6th Biennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference: As Strong Poets. February 22-23, 2013. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON.

18. Watt, D. (2012). Auto/ethno/graphic bricolage as embodied inter/culturalism: Dis/locating stories of becoming in encounters with the other. 33rd Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. October 18–20, 2012. Dayton, OH.

19. Watt, D. (2012). Juxtaposing sonare and videre midst curricular spaces: Negotiating Muslim, female identities in the discursive spaces of schooling and visual media cultures. American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting. (Roundtable). April 13–17, 2012. Vancouver, B.C.

20. Watt, D. (2011). Auto/ethno/graphic bricolage as ethical response to the Other: Provoking more complex practices of seeing and hearing in our digital media age. Fifth Biennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference. October 21–22. University Of Alberta. Edmonton, AB.

21. Watt, D. (2011). Negotiating Islamophobia in-between images, texts, and bodies. 32nd Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. October 14-15, 2011. Dayton, OH.

22. Watt, D. (2011). The urgency of visual media literacy in a post-9/11 world: Reading images of Muslim women. Global Visions, Local Connections: Voices in Media Literacy Education. National Association for Media Literacy Education. July 22–25, 2011. Philadelphia, PA.

23. Watt, D. (2011). Negotiating identities in-between schooling and media discourses: Muslim, female students’ experiences of the Ontario high school curriculum. Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies. Annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. May 28–June 4, Fredericton, NB.

24. Watt, D. (2011). Situating the body of the homeschooling m/other in-between second and third wave feminist discourses. Canadian Association for the Study of Women in Education. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. May 28–June 4, 2011. Fredericton, NB.

25. Watt, D. (2011). Engaging auto/ethno/graphic bricolage to complicate visual epistemologies: Muslim, female students speak back to “veiling obsession.” Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. May 18–21, 2011. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, IL.

26. Watt, D. (2010). From the streets of Peshawar to the cover of Maclean’s Magazine: Reading images of Muslim women as currere to interrupt gendered Islamophobia. 31st Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. October 14–16, 2010. Dayton, OH.

27. Watt, D. (2010). [Panel Presentation]: M/othering midst tensioned spaces: Toward theorizing home schooling as a bodied curriculum. In S. Springgay & D. Freedman (Eds.) (in press). M/othering and a bodied curriculum: Relational theories of teaching and learning. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference. October 20–23, 2010. Akron, OH.

28. Watt, D. (2010). Troubling Islamophobia midst the dis/comforting spaces of democratic conversation: Pedagogies of tension in the teacher education classroom. Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference. October 20–23, 2010. Akron, OH.

29. Watt, D. (2008). From the streets of Peshawar to the cover of Maclean’s Magazine: Reading images of Muslim women as curriculum. Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. Annual Congress of the Humanities. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, B.C.

30. Watt, D. (2008). Engaging bricolage to provoke feminist, postcolonial border epistemologies midst curricular spaces of schooling and visual media cultures. Breaking Boundaries, Forging Connections: Feminist Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice. Mount Saint Vincent University. Halifax, NS.

31. Watt, D. (2008). Disrupting postmodern Orientalism in visual media cultures: Auto/ethno/graphic wanderings through the Islamic Republic of Iran. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. Columbia University. New York, NY.

32. Watt, D. (2007). Challenging Islamophobia: How the Canadian print media’s use of images perpetuates the narrative of the oppressed Muslim woman. Canadian Association for the Study of Women in Education. Annual Congress of the Humanities. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.

33. Watt, D. (2007). Complicating readings of self and other midst curricular spaces: Contesting the narrative of the oppressed Muslim woman in visual media cultures. Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. Annual Congress of the Humanities. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.

34. Watt, D. (2006). Towards a hybrid consciousness: Re/encountering difference in Pakistan, Syria, and Iran. Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. Annual Congress of the Humanities. York University. Toronto, ON.

35. Watt, D. (2006). Living as female “others” in Iran and Canada: Disrupting the East/West divide in feminist discourses. Canadian Association for the Study of Women in Education. Annual Congress of the Humanities. York University. Toronto, ON.

36. Watt, D., & Hassan, M. (2006). Disrupting mass media as pedagogy: Two women’s experiences of hijab. Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, IL.

37. Watt, D. (2005). A different kind of education: One family’s perceptions of learning outside school. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. University of McGill. Montreal, QC.

38. Watt, D. (2005). On becoming a qualitative researcher: A graduate student reflects on a first study. First International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.

39. Watt, D. (2005). A methodology of culture learning for a post 9/11 world. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Annual Congress of the Humanities. University of Western Ontario. London, ON.

40. Watt, D. (2004). The role of culture in teaching English as an International Language: Three cases in the Arabic-speaking context. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics. Annual Congress of the Humanities. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.

41. Watt, D. (2004). Intercultural communicative competence: The fifth skill? [Plenary session]. Languages and Cultures Across the Curriculum: A Post- 9/11 Imperative. Binghamton University. Binghamton, NY.

 

Panel Presentation at Refereed Academic Conference

1. Watt, D. (May, 2014). Critical perspectives on Muslim youth making media. (Organized and presented at this panel session). Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, Annual Congress of the Humanities. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. [Panel included: Muslim, female youth media makers; teacher and student reasearch participants from an Islamic school; Vice Principal from an Islamic school; and a Muslim, female academic reporting on her media-making project].

 

Invited Participation at International Conferences (non-peer reviewed)

1. Participant. Second Annual Meeting of the International Institute for Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Leadership. October 15-18, 2013. University of Malta. Valetta, Malta.

2. Invited panel with Debra Freedman (Co-Editor). M/othering a bodied curriculum. Curriculum and Pedagogy Group, 13th Annual Conference. November 7–10, 2012. New Orleans, LA.

3. International Forum: Expanding the Role of Women in Cross-Cultural Dialogue. Co-sponsored by: The Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO, and The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. June 10–11, 2008. Baku, Azerbaijan.

Diane at IAAACS 2015

Presenting at International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON. May 2015.

IAAACS 2015 questions panel

Diane, Kayf & Hodan presenting at IAAACS. Paper: Writing Muslim youth perspectives into Canadian curriculum theorizing: The disruptive im/possibilities of the YouTube series, Chronicles of a Somali Girl. University of Ottawa. May 2015.

Diane, Kayf, Far @CSSE 2

Diane, Kayf and Fartousa (June, 2015). Making a video with youth as curriculum inquiry: Complicating identities in-between process and product. Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies. Annual Congress of the Humanities. University of Ottawa.

LLRC Digital literacies

At Pre-conference of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON. May 30, 2015. How Muslim female YouTubers embody a DIY media-making ethic and what we can learn from them.

LLRC digital literacies 2

 


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