'Alt-Ac' Careers for Humanities PhDs
Originally hosted on March 21, 2023, this roundtable panel brings together a handful of humanities PhDs from a diverse range of careers adjacent to or outside the academy, to engage in a conversation about the opportunities and challenges of pursuing careers off of the tenure track.
Building on the work originally published by the American Studies Association’s Digital Humanities Caucus’ Precarious Labor subcommittee, “Precarious Labor and the Digital Humanities,” this panel takes a critical perspective to interrogating graduate education and “alt-ac” careers and asks participants to ponder the changing professional landscape of academia. Panelists will reflect on their own graduate experiences, the valuable skills they learned in or outside of those programs, and how they envisioned and fashioned meaningful professional identities off the tenure track.
Please register above. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to the panel in advance, via the registration link.
- Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Program Specialist, National Endowment for the Humanities
- Sara Cohen, Acquisitions Editor, University of Michigan Press
- Patricia Hswe, Program Officer, Mellon Foundation
- S. Pokornowski, Former Senior Trainer, Hollaback!/Senior Analyst, Ithaka S+R
- Stephanie Rosen, Director of Accessibility, University of Michigan Library
- Kurtis Tanaka, Program Manager, Ithaka S+R
- Katina Rogers (moderator), Association for Computers in the Humanities
- Jim McGrath (moderator), Association for Computers in the Humanities
This session is brought to you by the University of Michigan Library, the Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association, the Association of Computers in the Humanities, the Digital Studies Institute, and the Rackham Graduate School.