Pre-Conference Workshop: Female ECRs
Female Early Career Researchers (ECRs) face a unique set of challenges in establishing their academic careers, shaped by structural gender inequalities. Female scholars may be asked to take on greater pastoral care, teaching, and administrative roles relative to other ECRs, with subsequent impact on their publication outputs and work-life balance. This workshop brings together a group of early career scholars with more established women working in international relations (broadly defined) in Australia, New Zealand, and the region to develop strategies, share resources, and build mentoring networks.
The workshop will:
· Be practical and strategy-focused.
· Be responsive to, and directed by, the needs and issues facing participants, particularly the gendered challenges facing ECR women.
· Respond to a need for information sharing and discussion that is relevant to and focused on the context most academics in Australia and the region face.
Format: The half-day workshop will comprise a panel discussion and multiple small-group sessions between Early-Career and mid-to-senior-level academics, aimed at providing strategic advice on career development and fostering longer-term mentoring relationships. Topics can be suggested by prospective mentors and mentees, and may include (but are not limited to) publishing, job application strategies, grants and partnerships, managing work/life balance, and dealing with common problems in the gender/DEI space.
Interested ECRs are asked to email the organizer, Dr Carla Winston, to apply (email@example.com). Please include your information (current position, years out of PhD, particular circumstances you think relevant) and topics you would like addressed so that we can plan the small group sessions and seek mentors.
Pre-Conference Workshop: ECR/Global South Publication
OCIS is committed to assisting Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and scholars from the Global South in the development of their academic careers. To this end, OCIS2023 will be holding a pre-conference publication development workshop with current journal editors and experienced mid-career academics. The workshop will first discuss publication strategies, common mistakes, and provide key tips and tricks to central to establishing a strong research track record. In the second half of the workshop participants will develop their draft paper following the guidance provided by the workshops convenors and participants, with an eye towards eventual publication.
Format: The half-day workshop will comprise a discussion of publication strategies, including picking publication outlets, understanding and navigating the submission and review process, the variety of different publication outlets on offer, followed by workshopping of participants draft papers in conjunction with current IR journal editors.
Interested scholars are asked to email the organizer, Dr. Sara Meger (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include an abstract of your paper and an indication of its current draft status to assist in workshop planning.