Putting the Humanities PhD to Work: A conversation with Katina Rogers

Join us on Wednesday, September 16 at 4pm CDT / 5pm EDT for a reading and conversation of Putting the Humanities to Work: Thriving in and Beyond the Classroom (Duke University Press, 2020), a new book by Futures Initiative Co-Director Katina Rogers.

In the book, Dr. Rogers invites readers to build a university that is truly worth fighting for by thinking more expansively about what constitutes scholarly success—not only to support individual career pathways, but also to work toward greater equity and inclusion in the academy. This book grounds practical career advice in a nuanced consideration of the academic workforce, diversity and inclusion, new modes of scholarly communication, and humanities education as a public good. It posits that career-related initiatives in graduate programs must engage with the pressing issues of graduate education today, such as admissions practices, scholarly reward structures, equity and inclusion, and academic labor practices—especially the increasing reliance on contingent labor. And it examines ways that current practices perpetuate systems of inequality, resulting in continued underrepresentation of women and minorities in the academy.

REGISTER via Zoom. A meeting URL will be provided upon registration. Note that the start time of 4:00 pm is Central Time zone.

Free and open to all.

Hosted by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies with support from Humanities for the Public Good; Prairie Lights Bookstore; The Futures Initiative, The Graduate Center, CUNY; and Duke University Press.


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