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2024 SEAA Graduate Student Monthly Check-in Meetings
We are excited to announce that this year we will continue to hold a monthly meeting space for graduate students in East Asian anthropology. As SEAA student councilors, we solicited ideas from our student members to create a peer-to-peer support space for graduate students. We look forward to continuing to connect with you through this monthly gathering!
Additionally, we will be hosting two workshop sessions on April 17 and in October (date TBD) on the topics of the Job Market and Publishing. Please stay tuned for updates on these sessions on the SEAA website and Facebook page.
For a detailed schedule, please refer to the program below.
To graduate students: We will continue keeping a very informal and low-pressure meeting space. Please join us to chat, vent, and share your stories as anthropologists in training focusing on East Asia. You don’t have to commit to attending all meetings. Feel free to drop in for some company!
To non-students: We would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate this announcement widely in your communities, especially among graduate students. Thank you!
Xinyu and Sojung
Student Councilors Society for East Asian Anthropology
Links (membership not required for access):
As a continuing series of virtual meetings, the SEAA graduate student check-in gathering is organized to facilitate an on-going conversation among anthropology graduate students working on East Asia with various research themes and methodologies. We expect to form a support community where we talk about emerging issues that we encounter in our academic paths. From March to October 2024, we will meet on a regular basis for an hour every third Wednesday of the month at 8pm EST. Graduate students in any phase of their research are welcome to join our meetings.
Schedule: Third Wednesday of the month, 8pm – 9pm EST.
A Zoom link will be shared with those who RSVP to sojungkim@jhudot edu or xg257@cornelldot edu. The same Zoom link will be used for each meeting.
March 20. Fieldwork Methodologies
What are the methodologies that we bring for doing fieldwork? Ex) documentary films, photography, poetry, or ethno-literature
How do you navigate problems you encounter during fieldwork?
How do you collect and organize your data?
April 17. Job Market Workshop
We invite two recently hired/postdoc faculties as speakers to discuss where to find resources for academic jobs in anthropology, East Asian Studies, or elsewhere, the kinds of struggles being on the job market, and how we cope with uncertainty during this process pertaining to our future career.
May 15. Dissertation Writing Methodologies
What are the challenges that you encounter when you’re in the phase of dissertation writing?
Ex) translation, transcription, time management, communication with your committee, coping with loneliness while writing
August 21. Grant Applications Writing
Let’s share experiences and tips on how to write grant proposals for dissertation fieldwork and dissertation writing. How can we tame grant proposals at different phases? How do we cope with rejections?
September 18. Teaching about and/or in East Asia
From organizing a syllabus to teaching an undergraduate course, what are things that we ought to keep in mind? What does it mean to teach about East Asia anthropologically? Upon introducing and engaging with the SEAA’s Syllabus Archive project, we will particularly discuss topics, challenges, and ideas around designing syllabi, and how we can look for new approaches to classical topics and draw inspiration from fresh topics.
October (TBD). Publishing Workshop
We invite two faculty members currently serving editorial board for journals Asia and/or Anthropology specific to discuss how to publish journal articles.
Contact: If you have any questions regarding our SEAA Graduate Student Check-in Meetings , please feel free to reach out to Sojung Kim (sojungkim atjhudotedu) and/or Xinyu Guan (xg257 atcornell dotedu).