The SHA's “Pleased to Meet Ya: A Mentoring Match-Up Program” is back! Our goal for this program is to connect like-minded junior scholars (defined as pre-publication of first book, including graduate students) with potential mentors, thereby further promoting a culture of generosity and reciprocity in our beloved SHA. The program will center around a meet-up between mentor and mentee at the SHA's 2022 conference in Baltimore.

First, though, the program will gather information from interested mentors through a sign-up form. The SHA will circulate that list over the summer to allow for interested mentees to sign-up. The Mentoring Match-Up committee will then connect mentees with a mentor, and introduce them over email before the conference begins. All participants will be invited to connect either at the New Meeting Attendees reception on November 10, or they can choose from a list of potential spots near the hotel. 

All are welcome to apply. We especially encourage scholars from under-represented communities to participate. While we recognize the undue burden placed on scholars of color, female scholars, and LGBTQ scholars, we also know how essential it is for junior scholars of these communities to see themselves represented in the senior ranks and, better yet, to connect with them. If you're interested in applying to be a mentor, please complete this form by June 30. Questions? Email Whitney Stewart ([email protected]), Nakia Parker ([email protected]), or Kelly Kennington ([email protected]).