The Race, Ethnicity, and Place (REP) conferences are scholarly biannual meetings that have been organized by several universities in the United States, with the assistance of the 10,000-member Association of American Geographers. Binghamton University (SUNY) in New York, Howard University in Washington, DC, Texas State University, the University of Miami in Florida, the University of Puerto Rico, Texas Christian University and Kent State in Ohio have all hosted the REP Conference. These interdisciplinary conferences are important opportunities for international scholars, professionals from a variety of fields, and graduate students to engage in discussions of timely and critical issues regarding race and ethnicity worldwide and as they are expressed in particular places. In the 15-year history of the REP conferences, presentations and panels have brought together academics and practitioners, government officials and business leaders, and students and the general public in lively, thoughtful exchanges of ideas and information.
Panelist questions for a roundtable discussion on the following topic: "Thriving in the Academy: Addressing Issues of Academic Identity; Race, Gender, and Ability in the Academy/Classroom; Work-Life Balance; and Navigating Institutional Politics."
Three assignments that are part of a Pre-Early Career Workshop. Interactive activities include (1) The Elevator Pitch, (2) The Five-Year Research, Writing, and Publication Career Development Plan, (3) Questions for Breakout Session. The assignments are estimated to take approximately 2-3 hours total.
This session will provide information about the range of opportunities available from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as ways to approach identifying which competitions to enter and strategies for writing strong and compelling proposals. The session moderator, a 30-year veteran of NSF, will provide an overview presentation, but time will be left for questions, answers, and discussions among those participating.