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RSA Research Network: Sharing Work-in-Progress

Call for Submissions

RSA Research Network: Sharing Work-in-Progress

Call for Submissions 

The Research Network will once again be held at the 2012 RSA Conference in Philadelphia. The purpose of the Research Network is to provide newer members of our profession, especially graduate students, with an opportunity to share a work-in-progress paper in a 75-minute group session conducted by a senior scholar in the field. For our 2012 RSA Conference, the senior scholars include:

  • Ralph Cintrón (University of Illinois-Chicago)
  • Chris Farris (Indiana University)
  • Cara Finnegan, (University of Illinois)
  • Shirley Wilson Logan (University of Maryland)
  • Carolyn Miller (NC State U)
  • Roxanne Mountford (U of Kentucky)
  • Lester Olson (U of Pittsburgh)
  • Kendall Phillips (Syracuse U)
  • Krista Ratcliffe (Marquette University)
  • Jack Selzer (Penn State University)
  • David Zarefsky (Northwestern University) 

Applications. To participate in the Research Network, submit an online application by November 30, 2011. Also feel free to contact Kim with any questions you may have. Her contact information is: or 414.288.7033 

You will be asked to include the following information in your application email:

Your name and contact information
The name of your educational institution
A ranked list of 3 scholars with whom you would like to work
A title of your dissertation chapter or article draft, plus number of pages

You will be asked to submit a 200-word abstract of your chapter or article draft under separate cover.  

CLICK HERE to submit your application.

Acceptances. If accepted, participants will be assigned (in groups of six) to a senior scholar who will lead a sessions on May 26, which is the Saturday morning of the conference. Lunch is included. The senior scholar will contact those accepted for her/his group by early December. At that time, the senior scholar will inform participants of the process and the deadline for sharing drafts among group participants. The senior scholar will also provide further instructions for the session as the conference approaches.

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