AAA Mentoring


Opportunities Available at AAA 2016 Minneapolis
A Co-Sponsored Event of the Society of Medical Anthropology (SMA) and Society of Psychological Anthropology (SPA)


A catered evening SMA-SPA Speed-Mentoring Reception
Thurs, Nov 17 7:30-9:30pm
Pairing faculty with up to 4 mentees

Discuss field-specific research and methodology concerns, grant-writing and publishing approaches, career trajectories and more!

Sign up now! Limited spaces available. Any graduate student or postdoc attending the AAA conference may apply to meet with 3-4 mentors. The student will meet with each mentor for 15 minutes at an evening networking reception with the hope of benefitting from sage advice regarding their research and career paths. Students and mentors may also opt to enter into a longer-term mentoring relationship.

For graduate students and postdocs: please submit a short paragraph that includes your name, institution, field specialty/interests, mentoring area of interest (e.g., grant-writing, publishing), degree/post-doc program and SMA and/or SPA affiliation.  Submissions are due to Tawni Tidwell ( by Oct. 1, 2016.

We also need mentors—professional members of SMA and/or SPA.  Please indicate your willingness to be a mentor in a short paragraph to include your name, department and institution, main focus in medical and/or psychological anthropology, mentoring areas of expertise/interest (if different or in addition to field specialties), affiliation with SMA and/or SPA, and willingness to be contacted for continued mentorship by mentees after the event.  Please send your information to Tawni Tidwell ( by Oct. 1, 2016.

We will do our best to match up students and mentors with similar interests.


Download a flyer: SMA-SPA Mentoring Event Flier FINAL

2 thoughts on “SMA-SPA Speed-Mentoring Reception at AAA

  • July 8, 2016 at 5:23 am

    What would really help is mentoring for people who are recently graduated, on the job market, and don’t have a post-doc. Consider expanding your eligibility criteria, please.

    • August 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you for your comment. We did not mean to exclude recent graduates on the job market and will clarify this in the next round of postings. If you wish to be mentored you are very welcome to apply!

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