The World of Alt-Ac

deadline for submissions: 
June 25, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Trisha Kannan
contact email: 

South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 13-15, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida

The World of Alt-Ac

This session of SAMLA 92 invites proposals for a roundtable discussion about Alt-Ac (Alternative-Academic) careers, preparation, and mentorship opportunities. The goal is to provide SAMLA attendees with practical information about transitioning to Alt-Ac work. Anyone with a doctorate working in a career outside of academia or within the academy and not teaching is encouraged to apply. By June 25, 2020, please send a CV and a brief description of how you would contribute to the discussion to Dr. Trisha Kannan at

NOTE: The conference organizers are planning for a normal conference at this point, but they are also preparing for a virtual conference if need be.