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AAA-CASCA EVENT REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT- Breakfast Mentoring Crash Course: Research Methods, Publication, and Professionalization for Psychological and Medical Anthropologists

AAA-CASCA EVENT REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT- Breakfast Mentoring Crash Course: Research Methods, Publication, and Professionalization for Psychological and Medical Anthropologists

The event will be held Saturday November 23  from 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM at the 2019 AAA-CASCA Meetings in Vancouver.

The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) and the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) will be hosting the 4th Annual Mentoring Event at the 2019 AAA-CASCA Meetings in Vancouver. Participants will get the chance to engage in two 30-minute discussions between mentors (SPA and/or SMA members with a professional or academic appointment) and mentees (graduate student members of the SPA and/or SMA). During the event, each mentor will meet with 2 groups of 4-5 mentees for 30 minutes each. The first 10-15 minutes will consist of a presentation by the mentor about their given topic (i. e. publishing tips, professionalization, special research topic). The next 15-20 minutes will be a Q&A with the 4-5 student mentees. The first 30-minute session will be followed by a 15-minute intermission for mentors and mentees to finish their conversations and to get coffee/breakfast. The mentees will then rotate to their next assigned mentor who covers a different topic, repeating the 30-minute timeline. The event will end with 15 minutes of generalized discussion and networking between mentees and mentors. During this time, the mentors and mentees will also be asked to complete an exit evaluation.

The topics for mentoring may include, but are not limited to: 1) qualitative methods (e.g. how to choose between qualitative coding software); 2) publishing tips (e.g. how to select a journal, how to write a cover letter, how to address comments, what to do if an article is rejected); 3) special research topics (e.g. engaging beyond academia; Anthropology and Global Health); 4) grant writing tips: (e.g. FAQs for NIH/NSF/Wenner Gren, how to address reviewer comments); 5) professionalization (e.g. where to look for post-docs, how to approach faculty interviews, or on-campus job visit tips, how to transition from academia to other professional fields). We anticipate this workshop will increase the research and professional skills of mentees as well as broaden the professional networks of mentees and mentors alike.

If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee, please submit the respective GoogleForm by Sept. 20 @ 5pm PST.

MENTOR Form: https://forms.gle/FkKssdjEU5zWxFbB9

MENTEE Form: https://forms.gle/VyPUWpKTsf14CDgh6

Since space is limited to 15 mentors and 35 mentees, we ask that you sign up as soon as possible. This will be a first-come, first-served event, but we will keep a waiting list. Notifications will be sent out in the first week of October. We will do our best to match up mentors and mentees with similar interests.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Ellen Kozelka at [email protected]