P22
The postgraduate showcase: new ideas, new talent

Convenors:
Nelia Hyndman-Rizik (ANU)
Jennifer Gabriel (James Cook University)
Hedda Haugen Askland (University of Newcastle)
Chair:
Nelia Hyndman-Rizik
Location:
D
Session slots:
4

Short abstract:

The Postgraduate Showcase will feature talented work from upcoming new researchers across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom who are in the post-fieldwork phase of their Doctoral program or have recently submitted and are early career researchers.

Long abstract:

At the 2007 annual AAS Conference at the Australian National University, ANSA (Australian Network of Student Anthropologists) hosted a successful Postgraduate Showcase, which featured new and upcoming talent in Australian anthropology. Based on the popularity of this event, ANSA would like to host another Postgraduate Showcase in New Zealand for the combined ASAANZ, ASA and AAS Annual Conference. Abstracts will be called for from postgraduate students and early career anthropologists who have recently submitted their dissertation or graduated. We encourage postgraduate students in anthropology across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom who have finished their fieldwork to present a completed portion of their research or emerging theoretical arguments grounded in their ethnographic material. The development of conference presentation skills are an essential part of the PhD process. This forum offers an opportunity for postgraduate scholars to present their research to an international audience, gain conference experience, form contacts with peers and benefit from the advice of established academics in a supportive environment. The intention of this session is to encourage postgraduate scholars to view themselves as part of the international anthropological academic community and to inspire them to consider the potential of their research beyond the purposes of their dissertation. The session will be grouped by sub-themes and by the regions in which the research was undertaken.

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