APLA at AAA 2017: Early Career Mentoring Workshops

At the 2017 AAA meeting, APLA will be offering two Early Career Mentoring events; these events are free and open to all conference attendees.

From Paper to Publication:
Writing Anthropological Articles for Flagship Journals
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:15-1:30 PM
Location: Mariott, Madison A

An article in a top-tier journal is often the first publishing goal for junior scholars on the job market or working towards tenure. This panel will provide guidance on how to turn a dissertation chapter or conference paper into a journal article. Join editors Deborah Thomas (American Anthropologist), Heath Cabot (PoLAR) and Cymene Howe (Cultural Anthropology) as they outline key elements of article genre and structure and highlight common mistakes made by new authors. The panel will also address how to manage using dissertation material for journal articles without jeopardizing book publication prospects. Participants should feel free to bring their lunches. No workshop registration necessary, but RSVP by November 24 to John Osburg at john.osburg@rochester.edu.


Insights from Newly-Tenured Faculty about the Promotion Process
Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:15-1:30 PM
Location: Marriott, Taft

Join us for a lively and informative conversation about the promotion process, featuring recently tenured faculty from a variety of institutions – public, private, international, research-focused, teaching-focused, small, large. Simanti Dasgupta (University of Dayton), Maple Razsa (Colby College), Miriam Shakow (The College of New Jersey), and Sara Shneiderman (University of British Columbia) will share their fresh perspectives, insights, and advice on putting together a successful case for promotion. Possible topics include: key questions to ask colleagues about the promotion process, strategies for staying on top of the process from the early stages, and resources and support that may be available at various types of institutions. Please come with questions; plenty of time will be allowed for open discussion among panelists and participants. Participants should feel free to bring their lunches. No workshop registration necessary, but RSVP by November 24 to Kedron Thomas at kthomas24@wustl.edu.

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