Southern Association for Women Historians Graduate Council Mentoring Program

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The graduate mentoring committee of the Southern Association for Women Historians (SAWH) would like to facilitate a mentoring program for our graduate student and job-seeking members. The mentoring program aims to provide graduate students and early career scholars with lasting connections to other scholars and graduate students across various institutions and fields. Additionally, the program seeks to offer mentoring to graduate students on various relevant issues such as job-seeking (academic or otherwise), teaching and pedagogy, maintaining a research agenda, navigating a social media and online presence, etc. 


While this program is still in its early stages, it will consist of a zoom mentoring series that will take place once or twice a semester. Our first session, on the topic of navigating your first conference, will actually take place this fall! Additional responsibilities of mentors and mentees might include virtual chats and/or virtual meet-ups, occasional email correspondence, etc.


We are currently seeking volunteers to serve as mentors as well as graduate students and other early career scholars interested in being mentored. Potential mentors and mentees do not have to be current members of SAWH to participate!


If you are interested in participating, please fill out our survey by August 30th, 2021, in order to participate in our first mentoring zoom session this fall, though we will continue to accept interested parties on a rolling basis. The survey can be found, here:


Please direct any questions or comments to Ann Tucker at