Preparing for a Career in the Sociology of Aging

Saturday, July 19, 2014: 2:30 PM
Room: Booth 40
Oral Presentation
Sara ARBER , Sociology, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Session Organiser:  Sara Arber,  Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender (CRAG), Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, Surrey, UK (s.arber@surrey.ac.uk)

Session Chair: Anne Martin-Matthews, Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC. Canada. V6T 1Z1 (amm@mail.ubc.ca)

Abstract: This session is targeted to trainees and early career researchers in the sociology of aging. A panel of RC11 members (with editorial board experience and experience on research grant making bodies) will make brief presentations on key issues in successful publication and grantscraft in the fields of sociology of aging and in social gerontology. Issues of disciplinary strength and multidisciplinary collaboration are discussed. 

Confirmed presenters:

Merril Silverstein, Syracuse University, USA; Editor, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Christina Victor, Brunel University, UK; Editor, Ageing & Society

Anne Martin-Matthews, University of British Columbia, Canada; past Editor, Canadian Journal on Aging

Sara Arber, University of Surrey, UK; Co-Director, Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender; Member of various Grant funding bodies.

An open discussion session with opportunities for input by all session participants follows.