Putting the Humanities PhD to Work: Thriving in and Beyond the Classroom

Katina L. Rogers (Author)
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Description

In Putting the Humanities PhD to Work Katina L. Rogers grounds practical career advice in a nuanced consideration of the current landscape of the academic workforce. Drawing on surveys, interviews, and personal experience, Rogers explores the evolving rhetoric and practices regarding career preparation and how those changes intersect with admissions practices, scholarly reward structures, and academic labor practices--especially the increasing reliance on contingent labor. Rogers invites readers to consider how graduate training can lead to meaningful and significant careers beyond the academy. She provides graduate students with context and analysis to inform the ways they discern their own potential career paths while taking an activist perspective that moves toward individual success and systemic change. For those in positions to make decisions in humanities departments or programs, Rogers outlines the circumstances and pressures that students face and gives examples of programmatic reform that address career matters in structural ways. Throughout, Rogers highlights the important possibility that different kinds of careers offer engaging, fulfilling, and even unexpected pathways for students who seek them out.

Product Details

Price: $24.95  $22.46
Publisher: Duke University Press
Published Date: July 24, 2020
Pages: 184
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9781478009542
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About the Author

Katina L. Rogers is Co-Director of the Futures Initiative and Director of Programs and Administration of HASTAC at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Reviews

"Covering every conceivable aspect of rethinking doctoral education in the humanities, Katina L. Rogers offers sound and sage advice on topics ranging from inclusion and diversity in graduate programs to the need for better mentoring and the relegitimization of the humanities in the public sphere. Her exceptionally timely, important, knowledgeable, and necessary book fills a real need in the humanities."--Michael Bérubé, coauthor of "The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom: Three Necessary Arguments"
"Katina L. Rogers deftly skewers narrowed notions of scholarly success and makes an urgent case for graduate education as a pathway to practical, meaningful work. This book is right on time. We need versatile, thinking people in the postpandemic public sphere and the humanities in the driver's seat for structural changes to come."--Bethany Nowviskie, Dean of Libraries and Professor of English, James Madison University "The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom: Three Necessary Arguments"