Graduate Student Committee Mentorship Program

The Graduate Student Committee of the Medieval Academy of America invites those attending the Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy, the ICMS at Kalamazoo, or IMC Leeds to participate in the MAA Graduate Student Mentorship Program.

The program facilitates networking between graduate students and established scholars by pairing a student and scholar according to discipline. One need not be a member of the Medieval Academy to participate. The mentorship exchanges are meant to help students establish professional contacts with scholars who can offer them career advice. The primary objective of this mentoring exchange is that the relationship be active during the conference, although mentors and mentees sometimes decide to continue communication after a conference has ended.

To volunteer as a mentor (faculty and independent scholars only) or to sign up as a mentee for any or all three conferences, please submit this online form: GSC Mentoring Form. For the Medieval Academy of America meeting (March 12-14 at Notre Dame), the deadline to sign up is Friday, February 6; for ICMS Kalamazoo (May 14-17), the deadline is Friday, April 3; and for IMC Leeds (July 6-9) the deadline for mentorship is Friday, May 8. Due to the organizational demands of the program, it may be necessary to restrict the number of participants, so please sign up early! Mentor shortages have been a reality in past years, so if you know faculty attending these conferences, please encourage them to volunteer.

Sign up online here!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me.


Vanessa Corcoran, on behalf of the MAA Graduate Student Committee (

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