There’s been a lot in the academic news regarding PhDs and unemployment & underemployment. And there are quite a few numbers on PhDs on welfare. Here’s a link to a qualitative study on the academic job market that traces the story of its author from PhD Candidate, to Visiting Assistant Professor to unemployment.
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Our next meeting is January 18th from 7-9pm.
This month we discuss conferences. What is the value of attending conferences? How do you prepare a conference paper? Come share and learn presentation strategies, how to handle questions, how to navigate the cult of personality at academic conferences, and session jumping. Importantly, we will ask (and answer!) how to have a dialogue within a conference session!
This meeting is just in time for the upcoming AAG! If you've never been to an academic conference, this is a great chance for demystification. If you're an old hand at conferences, please come share your wisdom, tips, and rants.
Hook and Eye, a Canadian feminist academic blog, provides some thoughtful opinion pieces on conference participation.