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Melissa Harris Perry at AAA 2016
Melissa Harris Perry at AAA 2016

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AAA is excited to provide a series of mentoring events this year for participants to establish scholarly and professional mentorships. 

115th Annual Meeting Events 

Graduate School Fair

Saturday, November 19 | 12:00 – 4:00 pm | Exhibit Hall C | 1st Level | MCC

The Graduate School Fair allows prospective graduate students to speak with program directors representing graduate
programs from around the country

 

11th Annual NAPA/AAA Careers Expo

Friday, November 18 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Exhibit Hall C | 1st Level | MCC

The Expo features anthropologists who have made careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors Participants will share
the creative ways that anthropologists use their skills and highlight some of the many new and emerging careers open to
professional anthropologists
Past Expos have featured:
• Major corporations such as Intel, Microsoft, State Farm, Sears, and Nissan
• Federal agencies such as the CDC, NIH, SAMHSA, FDA, USAID, and the National Park Service
• Consulting firms such as SapientNitro, Battelle, LTG Associates, and Sherpa Analytics
• Nonprofits from international public health to community development organizations
• Independent consulting anthropologists

 

* Indicates separate RSVP or registration required to attend.

ASSOCIATION FOR POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY EARLY CAREER MENTORING EVENT: CRAFTING A SCHOLARLY PROFILE AND BUILDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK*

Thursday, November 17, 2016  
12:15 PM-1:30 PM  

Participants will bring a 300-word draft scholarly profile, the kind that might appear on a professional web page, for feedback from peers on how to best represent one’s interests and research. This discussion will also be the basis for coordinating small post-conference writing groups. RSVP to hegelcantarellac@wcsu.edu by November 15.

 

NETWORKING AND MENTORING IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

Thursday, November 17, 2016      
12:15 PM-1:30 PM

Particularly intended for pre- and post-doc anthropologists interested in the anthropology of food, nutrition, and agriculture who wish to network with senior scholars in the field.

 

CONCHA DELGADO-GAITAN PRESIDENTIAL FELLOWS 

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:15 PM-7:30 PM

The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) sponsors the CAE Concha Delgado-Gaitan Presidential Fellows Program.  These fellowships are intended to support professional development and mentoring in the field of educational anthropology for scholars early in their academic careers (immediately post-Ph.D. up to 4 years out). Eight fellowships have been awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. Each fellowship includes 1.  The establishment of mentoring relationships with senior scholars in the field of educational anthropology, including face-to-face meetings at the Annual AAA Meetings in November 2016; 2.  Participation in a yearlong professional learning community with the new cohort and previous presidential fellows and mentors; 3. A $300 travel grant to be used to attend the November 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association; and 4. An expectation that the Fellow will contribute to CAE activities and initiatives in the future.

 

ACADEMIC LIFE COURSE WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY AFA, ABA, AND ALLA*

Thursday, November 17, 2016    
6:15 PM-8:30 PM          

A multi-part mentoring workshop for early career faculty in five sessions: (1) From Assistant Professor to Tenure and Promotion, and (2) Work-Life Balance in the Academic Track.

 

STUDENT MENTORING OPPORTUNITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY*

Thursday, November 17, 2016    
6:15 PM-8:15 PM     

The environmental anthropology mentoring event will match students (undergrad and grad) and environmental anthropology faculty or professionals for a mentoring experience. Topics can include graduate school, grants, research, teaching, and applied aspects of environmental anthropology. Interested students should email eanthmentoring@gmail.com.

 

CAREERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY AFA, ABA, AND ALLA

Thursday, November 17, 2016   
6:15 PM-8:15 PM   

A multi-part mentoring workshop for advanced graduate students and those interested in developing a career in higher education. The workshops include: (1) preparing for the job market, (2) career strategies for contingent faculty, and (3) careers at teaching-intensive institutions.

 

SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SMA) & SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SPA) JOINT MENTORING EVENT

Thursday, November 17, 2016  
7:45 PM-10:00 PM  

This is a 75-minute SMA/SPA speed mentoring event where approximately 30 mentors meet with three to four graduate student or postdoctoral level mentees. These will be short individualized mentoring sessions in a reception-type environment.

 

ASSOCIATION FOR POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY EARLY CAREER MENTORING EVENT: WRITING FOR THE MEDIA

Friday, November 18, 2016    
12:15 PM-1:30 PM     

How can we, as anthropologists, contribute to public discussions on current events? How might we use the media to share our research with broader audiences? This workshop brings together anthropologists who have worked with the media to provide tips for writing feature articles, op-eds, and commentaries.

 

SOCIETY FOR LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY (SLA) PRESIDENTIAL CONVERSATION ON MENTORING: ENTERING THE MARKET

Friday, November 18, 2016
12:15 PM-1:30 PM  

This is the third annual SLA sponsored presidential conversation on mentoring. This year's focus is the particular issues faced by emerging and recent PhDs.

 

ASSOCIATION FOR POLITICAL AND LEGAL ANTHROPOLOGY (APLA) GRADUATE STUDENT SPECIAL EVENT: "NAVIGATING THE JOB MARKET" (Reception)

Friday, November 18, 2016    
7:45 PM-9:00 PM    

Organized by APLA's graduate student program committee, this event will convene faculty from a range of academic institutions to discuss how best to position oneself to receive an academic job offer. Topics include professional networking, publications, cover letters, interviewing, and work-life balance.

 

ASSOCIATION FOR THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF POLICY (ASAP) EMERGING SCHOLARS MENTORING SESSION

Saturday, November 19, 2016    
12:15 PM-1:30 PM    

This ASAP mentoring session will bring together established anthropologists and graduate students/recent PhDs to discuss the ethical, methodological, and practical aspects of conducting anthropological policy research. Second, this session will identify potential ways ASAP can continue to support the professional development of emerging scholars.

 

LIFE AFTER GRADUATION: FACING THE ACADEMIC JOB MARKET AS A NEW PH.D. (AN ALLA MENTORING EVENT)

Saturday, November 19, 2016  
12:15 PM-1:30 PM   

This mentoring event will feature Latin@ anthropologists and junior scholars of color as they engage in a roundtable discussion of the challenges new Ph.D. graduates face in the academic job market, while also proposing strategies for how to navigate these in the context of decreasing tenure-track positions in higher education.

 

COUNCIL ON ANTHROPOLOGY AND EDUCATION (CAE) STUDENTS OF COLOR/LGBTQ MENTORING SESSION

Saturday, November 19, 2016 
12:15 PM-1:30 PM 

This is a mentoring session intended to address issues faced specifically by students of color and LGBTQ students in the academy.

 

BAS STUDENT NETWORKING EVENT

Saturday, November 19, 2016  
12:15 PM-1:30 PM

The Biological Anthropology Section's Student Networking Event is an opportunity for students and young professionals to meet senior members of the field to discuss a variety of issues, including employment (inside and outside the academy), promotion and tenure, work and family, and much more.

 

NEW FUTURES EVERY DAY: A YOUTH SUMMIT FOR CULTURAL & INTELLECTUAL LEADERS

Saturday, November 19, 2016  
1:00 PM-5:00 PM

A summit bringing together diverse youth groups engaged in mentoring, consciousness-raising, and other activist-oriented activities, with like-minded anthropologists. The event will consist of panels, dedicated mentoring time, and a mobile common collaborative art space, and open mic.

 

 



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