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Announcing the 2015 CASTAC Junior-Senior Mentor Program at AAA!

Now Recruiting for CASTAC Junior-Senior Mentor Program at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the AAA

CASTAC, the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing, seeks to support the professional development of scholars in the anthropology of science and technology. To this end, we are pleased to announce our second Junior-Senior Mentor Program for the 2015 AAA Annual Meeting in Denver.

We invite faculty and researchers at all levels and career trajectories to participate in our mentorship program. CASTAC will match mentors and mentees according to overlapping research interests and facilitate their initial contact. Participants will then arrange a time to meet during the conference.  Meetings may last about an hour, potentially touching upon a range of topics such as funding, professionalization, job preparation, and new directions in STS and anthropology.

As CASTAC members can attest from participating in this and similar programs at other conferences, mentorship is an invaluable source of information to early career scholars, and offers numerous returns for mentors as well, strengthening our field through the exchange of ideas and professional connections.

If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee at the AAAs, please contact castac.aaa@gmail.com by Thursday, October 15st, 2015. We ask that in your e-mail you indicate whether you want to act as mentee, mentor, or both.

  • If you would like to be a mentee, please include a brief paragraph about your current project, research interests, and challenges in your e-mail.
  • If you would like to be a mentor, simply e-mail us several keywords about your professional experience and interests.
  • For those interested in both roles, we ask that you e-mail us both paragraph and keywords.

Forward this message widely, and do not hesitate to contact Beth Reddy (ereddy@uci.edu) with any questions.

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