Associate Professor, Children & Youth Studies
International Institute of Social Studies
The Hague, Netherlands
Mentoring Workshop on Academic Precarity
Association for Anthropology of Policy (ASAP)
Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE)
Thursday, November 15, 4:15-6:00 p.m.
Looking for strategies to deal with increased academic precarity? Join us to discuss planning for academic futures, dealing with temporary employment, and strategies for maintaining an intellectually vital life. Karen Kelsky (The Professor is In) and Shirley Fiske (U Maryland) will discuss ways to approach academic precarity within academe and outside.
This mentoring session, jointly organized by ASAP and CAE, will speak to a variety of ways to confront precarity and include roundtable breakout strategy sessions. The speaker and roundtable topics may include: negotiating with hiring institutions; organizing labor; advocacy; using anthropology in other work environments; strategies for moving beyond precarity; and thinking beyond the academy. This mentoring session is designed to provide a hands-on approach to scholars who find themselves in positions of academic precarity and to graduate students who face a restricted job market marked by the growth of contingent labor.
When: Thursday, 4:15 – 6:00 p.m., November 15
Where: Fairmont Hotel, California Room
Speakers – Shirley Fiske and Karen Kelsky
Convener – Cris Shore (U Auckland); Wrap-Up
Karen Kelsky (work outside academe),
Shirley Fiske (strategies for applied anthropology),
Carol MacLennan (what unions can do)
Coming up in San Jose
Ted Powers has a column in Anthropology News that provides a preview of ASAP sessions in San Jose: “Situating Policy in an Unsettled World at the 2018 Annual Meeting.” The link to it is:
Georgia Hartman will be running short Instagram posts–echoed through Facebook and Twitter–on the sessions, including updated room numbers when they are needed because of AAA shifts from the Marriott to the Convention Center. If you are not already following, remember that ASAP is @anthofpolicy on all three of those media.
The ASAP business meeting is from 7:45 to 9:15 on Friday, November 16.. The location has been moved from the Marriott to the Convention Center in the Willow Glenn Room. Cash bar and free food. This is a transition year with Carol MacLennan and Paul Stubbs coming is as Co-Presidents, and Bill Beeman and Christina Garsten coming in as Co-Presidents Elect. Georgia Hartman is also taking over as Communication Director. So the meeting will be a good chance to discuss the future.
Minutes and other information from the last business meeting in 2017 are available on our web site at http://anthofpolicy.org under the “Resources” tab. The direct link is:
As always you can find us . . .
. . . on the web at www.anthofpolicy.org
. . . on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as @anthofpolicy
– Eric Cheng for the listserv at: [email protected] or [email protected]
– David Haines for the web at: [email protected]
– Georgia Hartman for Instagram at: [email protected]
– Judi Pajo and Ted Powers for ASAP columns in AN at: [email protected] and [email protected]
– Jason Scott for Facebook and Twitter at: [email protected]
– Paul Stubbs for the ASAP program at the 2018 AAA in San Jose: [email protected]