APLA at the AAAs: Early Career Mentoring

Screen Shot 2019-03-07 at 10.00.39 PMAPLA is hosting a series of events for individuals who are attending the joint meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Canadian Anthropology Society-La Société Canadienne D’Anthropologie in Vancouver.

Below you will find two events that are for early career researchers, in particular. If you’d like to attend any of the events below, please RSVP by November 13th.


Ask a Search Committee: Advice for Academic Job Hunters

Thursday November 21, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Vancouver CC East, Room 8

In this panel we bring together panelists who have served on academic search committees from a range of institutional types to discuss what search committee members look for when assessing job applications. Join panelists as they reflect on critical issues for succeeding and navigating the job market. Contact Sameena Mulla with any questions (sameena.mulla@marquette.edu). RSVP here: https://forms.gle/CSx3cH3Czr3BKej4A.

Erica Williams, Spelman College
Nancy Postero, UC San Diego
Roberto Gonzalez, San Jose State
Sameena Mulla, Marquette University
Erik Harms, Yale University

Supporting Contingent Faculty: A Roundtable Discussion on what APLA and AAA can and Should do Better

Friday November 22, 2019
4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Vancouver CC East, Room 8

Contingent labor is continuing to make up a larger percentage of anthropologists. Join us in a workshop to come up with recommendations for how the AAA can adapt to the needs of a more contingent body, and how APLA can better advocate for and support contingent faculty and early career scholars. Contact Joowon Park with any questions (park@skidmore.edu). RSVP here: https://forms.gle/CSx3cH3Czr3BKej4A

Erik Harms, Yale University
Erica Bornstein, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Ilana Gershon, Indiana University


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