Association for Women in Asian Archaeology (AWAA)

Women working in Asian Archaeology face a specific set of challenges in achieving success in their careers.

Graduate school is a pivotal time in a researcher’s career, and mentoring is among the most significant forces that shape a student’s experience and her future career trajectory. We aim to establish a Mentoring Program that will pair female graduate students or young faculty in Asian Archaeology with faculty working outside of their home institute.

Through this activity, we aim to enhance the graduate experience of women in Asian Archaeology, to increase the representation of women in Archaeology at all levels and to improve the environment for women currently pursuing a career in Asian Archaeology.

We are planning on having our first meeting at the SAA in Orlando, Florida, followed by a full meeting at the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA) meeting in Boston 2016. In the meantime, I’ve set up a email listserv at WSU (AWAA). Please go here to join:

Please email if you are interested in becoming a mentor or searching for a mentor or just interested in what we will do. Come join us!