This seminar feature two speakers who will share their experience and key points towards finding and applying for jobs in the international setting, for example: the key differences between UK and US higher education for geographers, discussion about the UK jobs market, interview techniques, and immigration; personal experience of being an Indigenous Siberian scholar getting funded and providing support for others in a U.S. university, the projects developed with colleagues and partners from underrepresented communities and remote regions which offer new perspectives that are especially important in geography.
May 26, 2022, 11:00am Eastern Time – May 26, 2022, 1:00pm Eastern TimeWebinar Ended
Dr. Jason Dittmer is Professor of Political Geography at University College London, where he is also Head of the Department of Geography. He previously studied at Jacksonville University and Florida State University, before teaching at Georgia Southern University. His research is on materiality, assemblages, and geopolitics, with recent work focusing on diplomacy and Gibraltar.
Dr. Vera Kuklina is an Indigenous scholar from Siberia, expert in studies of urbanization of indigenous people, traditional land use, socio-ecological systems, cultural geographies of infrastructure and remoteness. She also co-leads an ArtSLInK initiative, focused on convergence of science, arts and place-based local and Indigenous Knowledge systems. Among the recent publications there are papers in Environmental Research Letters, Polar Science, Polar Record, Eurasian Geography and Economics, Polar Geography, Geoforum, and Sustainability.
This seminar is open to graduate students who are interested to learn about a career in academic geography which can be enriched by looking beyond the context of their previous educational experience. We can welcome up to 300 members to participate in this seminar.