Emerging Scholars Seminar


The 2018 Emerging Scholars Seminar focuses on how students graduating from programs in theatre, performance, and dance studies can hone, develop and articulate their skills for both the academic and alt-academic job market. This theme is driven by recommendations published in the 2017 CATR Emerging Scholars Task Force Report.

The afternoon pre-conference session features a panel discussion with emerging and established scholars, followed by time for group conversations, networking, and collaboration. The materials, approaches and conversations programmed as part of this seminar are intended to appeal to both early career researchers, established scholars that supervise emerging scholars, and faculty members that are increasingly asked to consider how the skills developed in their programs can find application in non-academic contexts.

Speakers include:

    • Dr. Helena Grehan (conference keynote speaker) on balancing the demands of early career research with the desire to do good work and to build a sustainable career path
    • Dr. Barry Freeman on the job search process in theatre and performance studies department
    • Tri-University Colloquium for Theatre and Performance research organizers and board members (Claire Carolyn, Sandra Chamberlain-Snider, Kelsey Blair, Julia Henderson, and Katrina Dunn) on the development of the Tri-University Colloquium and the process of building a community of graduate researchers on the west coast
    • Dr. Yana Meerzon and Mariah Horner on articulating the transferability of theatre and performance studies skills to a non-academic context

Session sponsor:

Monday May 28, 2018 14:00 – 17:00
Room 329, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts