The purpose of this program is to connect graduate students with research interests in the sociology of mental health to a faculty mentor with a similar research area of interest at a different institutional setting.
The Mentor Relationship
The relationship between a faculty mentor and graduate student might resemble the advisor/advisee relationships. Faculty mentors may provide feedback on graduate student research papers, guidance on research ideas, give advice or information with regard to professional development, and potentially make an effort to meet up at the mental health section reception during the ASA annual meetings.
How to get involved
Look over the list of faculty mentors and identify a faculty mentor with research interests similar to your own – you may also wish to do a quick literature search for their most recent publications and familiarize yourself with those works. Then, send an email to that faculty mentor with a brief research statement and a description of the specific type of assistance you are looking for from the faculty mentor. In the email, be sure to refer to the Mentoring Program through the Mental Health Section of ASA.
If you would like to become a faculty mentor or have your name removed from the list of faculty mentors on the ASA Mental Health Section website, then contact Christina Falci firstname.lastname@example.org. For individuals who want to become a faculty mentor, please provide me with your full name, research interests and institutional affiliation