About

WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT

The Early Career Researchers Community – Dance (ECR Community) seeks to build a strong and sustainable international community specifically geared towards supporting the needs of early career dance researchers.

The process of research degrees can be very isolating and challenging (to say the least), and those who pursue a research career afterwards face a challenging job market. So here we are, a community for:

  • professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities;
  • peer support; and
  • information sharing.

Our point of difference is that we approach dance ECR issues from ECR perspectives.

The need for this community was identified in 2014 at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Angers, France. Since then Sarah Knox and Anja Ali-Haapala have fostered the ECR Community.

WHO IS IT FOR?

ECR Community is for anyone who identifies as an early career dance researcher. This includes:

  • Honours, Masters and PhD researchers; and
  • researchers who have finished a research degree in the last 5 years.