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Practitioner Briefs

Here we provide an opportunity for a much-needed bridge between research and practice. The purpose of a practitioner brief is to communicate the application of recent and on-going research in critical internationalization studies, connecting it to the work that practitioners do in the field. This could manifest as a summary of a thematic concept that is prevalent in CIS literature or as a review of a single piece of scholarship. You need not be the author of the research to write a practitioner brief. Within the brief, please include a summary of the topic, possible critical critique (if applicable), and implications for practice. This is largely informal in nature, and bullets and graphics are encouraged. Please take care to minimize the use of technical or academic language, as this language is often inaccessible for practitioners. Generally speaking, the intended audience for a practitioner brief is a non-academic audience. 

Some examples of thematic concepts not yet briefed are:
Epistemic dominance, benevolent intervention, the national container, methodological nationalism, neoracism, abyssal thinking, coloniality, decolonization, the dominant global imaginary, internationalization for the knowledge economy, internationalization for the global public good, anti-oppressive internationalization, relational translocalism, ontological security, critical rationale for internationalization, equity and access on a global scale, liberal humanist rationale for internationalization, neoliberalism, anti-oppressive pedagogy, interest convergence, international access paradox, the majority/minority world, nativism.

Scholarly Briefs

The purpose of a research brief is to communicate with the network about recent and on-going research in critical internationalization studies. You need not be the author of the research to write a research brief. Generally speaking, the intended audience for a research brief comprises other researchers and scholars, whether in academic or non-academic positions. Within the brief, please include a summary of the research topic and questions that the research addresses, some information about the data used in the study and how it was analyzed, findings from the study (note that findings may be preliminary), and a brief discussion of these findings.

Critical Voices

The purpose of a critical voice editorial is to allow members to share a brief opinion essay on an important topic related to the Network from the personal perspective of its author. We welcome opinions about current events anywhere in the world as long as they are expressed in relation to critical internationalization. We also encourage opinions about the future of our field and of the CIS Network itself. Some examples can be found as blog entries on the CISN website. In the spirit of respectful scholarly debate, we also welcome critiques to literature and responses to previous editorials. However, these submissions must be written in a respectful manner that uses informed arguments to contest ideas, and should never be personal critiques to their author(s). 

Generally speaking, the intended audience for an editorial comprises both scholars and practitioners. These essays should be concise and straightforward; citations should be kept to a minimum and preferably presented as hyperlinks as opposed to a reference list; the use of statistics is encouraged but complex information in the form of tables and graphs should be avoided as much as possible. These essays are typically between 800-1000 words in length.

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