The Rural Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers seeks papers from undergraduate and graduate students, junior faculty, and researchers new to topics in the field of rural geography to include in one or more New Voices in Rural Geography paper sessions for the 2013 meeting in Los Angeles, California. New Voices in Rural Geography paper sessions offer the opportunity for students, junior faculty, and those new to research topics in rural geography to present their work and receive feedback from knowledgeable people in the field and members active within the specialty group.
To take part in the New Voices in Rural Geography, interested participants should send their abstracts to Colleen Hiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Renata Blumberg (email@example.com) by October 5th. These emails should contain the presenter’s PIN number (obtained after registering at http://www.aag.org), whether he/she is a student, junior faculty, or new researcher to rural topics, paper title, and abstract. Each session will have a discussant familiar with the topics being presented. To ensure that discussants are able to provide engaged and detailed comments, participants will be asked to submit paper drafts of their presentations by March 25th (these should be no more than 15 pages in length, double-spaced). In addition, we encourage all prospective participants to be on the lookout for news about RGSG awards to be sent to all members of the specialty group in early 2013.