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CIES currently has 20 special interest groups (SIGs) that allow CIES members who share common research interests to connect and collaborate. SIGs focus on a geographic region or on a specialized topic. SIG membership is $10. SIG dues can be paid at https://subfill.uchicago.edu/JournalPUBS/Donation.aspx?webpub=cer, or at the time of online conference registration.

Geographic region-based SIGs:

The Africa  SIG aims to foster a sense of community among their members, inform the membership of best practices and current research in the field, and provide a valuable space for networking and dialoguing on Africa education.
Chairperson: Reitumetse Mabokela

The Eurasia SIG will bring together educational researchers and practitioners working on or in Eurasia.
Co-chairperson: Erin Weeks-Earp
Co-chairperson: Iveta Silova

The Japan SIG aims to formalize and strengthen communication among scholars of Japan, and to help the larger CIES membership become better acquainted with Japanese education and society.
Chairperson: Sakiko Ikoma

The Latin America SIG includes Latin American educators, leaders and scholars who offer through their research and experiences the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishment of goals and the launching of projects in the region, open the dialogue regarding the region’s educational experiences, achievements and challenges.
Co-chairperson: Alicia Lopez
Co-chairperson: Daniel Friedrich

The Middle East SIG brings together scholars, educators, and development practitioners interested in the study of the region. Through high quality scholarship, dissemination, and service we seek to enhance educational policy, programming, and pedagogy, and to foster understanding of the region’s peoples more generally. The MESIG is not associated with any political or religious affiliation. Our geographic scope includes the broader Middle East and North Africa region, as well as locales with historic or contemporary ties to the region and their peoples.
Co-chairperson: Carine Allaf
Co-chairperson: Roozbeh Shirazi

The South Asia SIG provides a systematic forum to bring together those of us working on and interested in educational issues related to South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora.
Chairperson: Nita Kumar
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