Emerging Scholars Circle SIG

Emerging Scholars Circle SIG is for international and domestic undergraduate and graduate students interested in social justice-oriented research centered around equity, diversity, inclusion and empowerment. The Emerging Scholars Circle SIG is a bridging space for these students who are engaged in scholarly research and undergraduate/graduate school coursework.

The goal of the Emerging Scholars Circle is to facilitate the scholarly collaboration of students who maintain a teaching-research/research-teaching nexus and develop closer linkages between research and teaching. The SIG invites emerging innovative and vibrant student scholars who wish to advance the quality of scholarly research and teaching. Some of our activities include:

  • Presentations from group members: studies in progress and completed studies
  • Sharing publication opportunities such as a call for arcticle/book chapter proposals and special issues
  • Sharing scholarly research resources for research design & data management
  • Sharing educational resources about current trends in research
  • Sharing ethical dilemmas in research for discussion and brainstorming ideas/solutions
  • Developing strategies and effective communication with research participants
  • Sharing of Professional Development resources
  • Exploring critical relevant topics for research and investigation
  • Organizing writing retreats

Meetings are open to current MATSOL Members at no charge. 

  • Non-Members: Join MATSOL and choose "Emerging Scholars Circle" as a special interest group.
  • Members: Update your member profile and choose "Emerging Scholars Circle" as a special interest group.

The Emerging Scholars Circle SIG E-List is combined with Early Career Educators E-list and is open to current MATSOL members. Members will be automatically subscribed to the E-list when they choose the Early Career Educators SIG in registration. If you'd like to join this E-list manually, please read instructions for subscribing to an E-List.


The Emerging Scholars SIG will meet via ZOOM Meetings from 3:00-4:00 PM on the first Friday of each month.

  • December 2
  • January 6
  • February 3
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5
See the MATSOL Calendar for more information.
Registered members

Agendas, meeting minutes, and other resources can be found in a private Google folder. You will need to come to a meeting and be verified to have access to this folder.

Emerging Scholars Circle SIG Steering Committee

Nasiba Norova ([email protected]), Iullia Fakhrutdinova ([email protected] ), Vannessa Quintana Sarria