Meetup for International Graduate Students and Early Career Geographers

Type: Networking Event
Theme: Expanding the Community of Geography
Sponsor Groups: Latin America Specialty Group, Asian Geography Specialty Group, Graduate Student Affinity Group, American Association of Geographers, Applied Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/11/2021
Start / End Time: 6:25 AM / 7:40 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 1
Organizers: Julaiti Nilupaer


All international members are invited to attend a virtual networking event from both the U.S. and the overseas AAG community. Young geographers (graduate students and early career academics) are especially welcome to join us and get to know new peers in a supportive and welcoming virtual space. We encourage you to bring your pets, partners, family members, colleagues, friends; and change your Zoom background related to your research fields, office buildings, or hometowns. We would like to get to know you!

The event will be structured as follows:

Introduction (5 min)
Breakout session #1: Attendees will be able to choose any breakout room and get to know new peers. The breakout room themes include “international travel”, “student/work visa”, “job market”, etc. (~30 min)
Break (5min)
Breakout session #2 (~30 min)
Closing the event (5 min)

This event will also be moderated by several graduate students and early career geographers: Shamayeta Bhattacharya (Ph.D. student from the University of Connecticut), Jinwoo Park (Ph.D. student from Texas A&M University), Dong Liu (Ph.D. student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Xiang Chen (Assistant Professor from the University of Connecticut), Jeon-Young Kang (Assistant Professor from Kongju National University), Coline Dony (Researcher from AAG), Jinmeng Rao (Ph.D. student from the University of Wisconsin - Madison), Jinhyung Lee (Assistant Professor from Western University), Tanya Shukla (Ph.D. student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ), Tianyang Chen (Ph.D. student from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte).

If you are interested to help with this event, please contact the primary organizer.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Julaiti Nilupaer American Association of Geographers 5 6:25 AM
Introduction Junghwan Kim University of Illinois 5 6:30 AM
Discussant Shamayeta Bhattacharya University of Connecticut 5 6:35 AM
Discussant Jinwoo Park Texas A&M University 5 6:40 AM
Discussant Dong Liu University of Illinois 5 6:45 AM
Discussant Xiang Chen University of Connecticut 5 6:50 AM
Discussant Jeon-Young Kang Kongju National University, South Korea 5 6:55 AM
Discussant Coline Dony American Association of Geographers 5 7:00 AM
Discussant Jinmeng Rao University of Wisconsin - Madison 5 7:05 AM
Discussant Jinhyung Lee Western University 5 7:10 AM
Discussant Tanya Shukla Geography, University Of Illinois, Urbana Champain 5 7:15 AM
Discussant Tianyang Chen University of North Carolina - Charlotte 5 7:20 AM

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