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Humanities Unbound: Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track



The Humanities Education Focal Group and the Project for Assessing Graduate Education. Lunchtime talk, Humanities Unbound flyer.

Please join the Humanities Education Focal Group and the Assessing Graduate Education Project for a lunchtime discussion:

Humanities Unbound: Careers and Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track

with Katina Rogers, Senior Research Specialist at the Scholarly Communication Institute


Wednesday, April 17th
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Bldg 260, Room 252

Please RSVP here.

Abstract: While too many graduate programs continue to focus on tenure track placement rates, a growing proportion of humanities scholars are embracing a much broader range of intellectually stimulating careers. In order to help graduate programs better equip their students for careers as scholars both inside and outside academe, the Scholarly Communication Institute has recently undertaken a study that will move the conversation about "alt-ac" careers from anecdote to data. Katina Rogers will discuss the results and implications of the study, and will give a preview of a complementary project, called the Praxis Network, that showcases exemplary programs providing innovative training.

Katina Rogers is Senior Research Specialist with the Scholarly Communication Institute, a Mellon-funded humanities think tank based in the University of Virginia’s Scholars' Lab. Her current research focuses on graduate education reform, career paths for humanities scholars, and innovative modes of scholarly production. Katina holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado.

By Stacy Hartman

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