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AAR Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
November 18-21, 2017

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Preliminary 2017 Annual Meeting Program (MS Word)

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Student Lounge Roundtable

Statement of Purpose: 

The Student Lounge Roundtable Series (SLRS) consists of a series of roundtable conversations/workshops dedicated to professional development and the current needs of graduate students. These roundtable conversations/workshops are meant to encourage dialogue, learning, and collaboration that allow graduate students to engage with the various topics in a collegial setting. Rather than being traditional conference presentations, the SLRS workshops are meant to stimulate discussion and learning over a particular area of focus. The SLRS is sponsored by the Graduate Student Committee and are led by graduate students, professors, and other professionals with relevant expertise to offer.

Please note: Submissions to the SLRS do not count toward the two-proposal submission limit within the PAPERS system.

Call for Papers: 

The Student Lounge Roundtable Series (SLRS) consists of a series of roundtable conversations/workshops dedicated to professional development and the current needs of graduate students. These roundtable conversations/workshops are meant to encourage dialogue, learning, and collaboration that allow graduate students to engage with the various topics in a collegial setting. Rather than being traditional conference presentations, the SLRS workshops are meant to stimulate discussion and learning over a particular area of focus. The SLRS is sponsored by the Graduate Student Committee and are led by graduate students, professors, and other professionals with relevant expertise to offer.

Please note: Submissions to the SLRS do not count toward the two-proposal submission limit within the PAPERS system.

The Graduate Student Committee invites scholars of religion to share their hard-earned wisdom in the Student Lounge Roundtable Series. We are looking for individuals who will be responsible for leading a conversation or workshop (60-90 minutes) about a topic of practical interest to student members. A variety of formats are welcome. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Online resources and computer programs to aid research, writing, or teaching
• Managing a specific stage of graduate school (courses, exams, thesis, ABD, etc.)
• Research project design or methods
• Balancing graduate school with other dimensions of life and identity
• Creating or managing an online presence (websites, blogging, online portfolios, etc.)
• Job market (applications, interviews, alt-ac, etc.)
• Publishing (open access vs. peer review; alternative forms of publishing, etc.)
• Teaching (activities, online, technology, controversial issues, etc.)
• Presenting research to the public
• Networking
• Grant writing
• CV writing
• Leadership

Please send a brief proposal (~150 words) and a CV to Anthony Roberts, arroberts@seu.edu and Laura Jurgens, lkjurgen@calgary.ca by March 1, 2017 and cc: GSC Chair and AAR Student Director, Bhakti Mamtora at bhaktim@ufl.edu. Please indicate if you are willing to co-present if your topic aligns with another proposal. Roundtable time slots are flexible.

Method: 
E-mail without Attachment (proposal appears in body of e-mail)
E-mail with Attachment (proposal is in attachment, not in body of e-mail)
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs and steering committee members at all times
Leadership: 
Chair