Graduate Students

The Council on Anthropology and Education is committed to providing graduate students with opportunities to become involved in the section. Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals to present at the annual AAA meetings as well as attend all CAE events. All students are invited to contact us to find out more information. Below are are some special opportunities for graduate students to become involved.

Our Graduate Student Representative is Andrea del Carmen Vázquez andrea.vazquez@ucsc.edu. If you are a graduate student wanting to connect with other graduate students, please reach out to Andrea.

Involvement with Standing Committees

A great way for students to become involved is through the Standing Committees, which provide an avenue for networking and collaboration among colleagues who share similar interests. If you are interested in finding out more about the work of CAE and its committees, please review the topics of the Standing Committees section, and contact one of its chairs and/or the CAE president, who will be happy to help identify ways for you to become involved.

Frederick Erickson Outstanding Dissertation

This annual award was established to recognize the author of an outstanding dissertation recently completed in the field of anthropology and education. It is named after esteemed educational anthropologist, Frederick Erickson, Professor Emeritus, UCLA GSEIS.

New Scholars Podcast/Poster Session at the Annual Meetings

Each year, CAE seeks to highlight the exemplary research of new and emerging scholars in anthropology and education by hosting a CAE New Scholars Invited Poster Session, although more recently rather than posters, participants created podcasts that feature their work.  We particularly encourage members from under-represented groups to participate in this session. CAE members who mentor or teach students should encourage their students to submit.

Works in Progress Mentoring Sessions

In the tradition of CAE, established scholars in the field of anthropology of education will meet informally with individual or small groups of graduate students and newcomers to the field who will share their research-in-progress and questions. This special event will foster discussion of emerging ideas and the creation of new and productive collegial networks. Watch for invitations to participate in this event on this website and on our social media.