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Cotillion: NCA Debuts

Sat, November 22, 2:00 to 3:15pm, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Floor: Fourth Level, Randle B


Viewing job search rituals as cotillions complicates and reframes doctoral candidates' presentations as future faculty members. Business cards replace roses; dance cards slot party appearances. The grooming process heightens, plucking and girdling job talks and research statements. Advisors escort candidates, who conform performances for a privileged society. Audiences fawn while junior debutantes (i.e., graduate colleagues) wait in the wings. This presentation examines NCA "debuts" and the implications for academic socialization and our field.