Upcoming events: early career teaching development

We are pleased to announce an upcoming event for early career geographers, with guest speakers providing insight into their experiences of establishing a career in academia.

When: Wednesday 1 November 17.00 to 18.00 (GMT) ONLINE

Speakers: Aled Singleton, Swansea University, Jamelia Harris, University of Warwick, Anna Guasco, Cambridge University, Chris Herring, University of California Los Angeles

Convenor: Chen Qu

Click HERE to register: https://jbs-cam.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodu-gpzkiEtEI1KHldEnbSFVRyLaOCrPC#/registration

Aled Singleton worked in community regeneration and local economic development for over a decade. This experience deepened his interests in the attachments to space and place that we all make across the lifecourse. In 2016 he pursued this latter topic through a PhD at Swansea University. Since 2021 he has been a Research Assistant, Researcher Fellow, Research Officer and now a Tutor in Human Geography at Swansea University, Wales, UK.

In this talk Aled balances his experience of both research and teaching, including the experience of applying for funding and FHEA recognition. He also gives some context about teaching and working in Wales.

Jamelia Harris is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Research (IER), University of Warwick. Before joining IER, she was a Research Economist at Fiscus Ltd and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Warwick. Jamelia has taught at various universities – including the University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Warwick, University of Oxford, ISM University (Lithuania) and Fourah Bay College (Sierra Leone). She also worked as a researcher at the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago) and the University of Oxford, and has gained significant policy experience in international development as an economist working on projects in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Trinidad and Tobago.

Jamelia will speak on the importance of teaching to academic career development, and how to manage teaching with research.

Anna Guasco: Reflecting on accessibility in teaching and learning: a postgraduate perspective.

Anna Guasco is a PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation analyses gray whale migration and conservation on the North American Pacific Coast. Her teaching broadly has focused on environment and society topics, including political ecology, food geographies, and Anthropocene studies.

Chris Herring is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California Los Angeles. His research focuses on poverty, housing, and homelessness in US cities. He teaches courses in Urban Sociology, Punishment and Society, and the Sociology of Poverty at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Chris will discuss the division of teaching labour across different types of colleges and universities in the United States, and its role for different types of emerging scholars going on the job market or just starting their careers.

Please email SCGRG@outlook.com for inquires.