This microseminar introduces graduate students to a range of humanities careers and explores how the skills we acquire in earning a PhD can be used beyond the college classroom. We will draw on local resources (humanities PhDs working in various career contexts in the Puget Sound region) to mentor current graduate students. Students will consider what skills and values they want to cultivate in their work and what forms of employment might allow them to do so. They will participate in panel presentations and two half-day career shadowing sessions with their assigned mentors. The short-term goal is to encourage doctoral students to begin exploring a broad range of humanities careers beyond faculty positions.
Meeting Times and Location
Tuesdays: January 8, January 15, January 22, and on Thursday, February 28 | 3:30-5:20 pm
Juliet Shields is Professor of English, Director of Graduate Programs for the English Department, and the organizer of a Next Generation Humanities PhD project of the Simpson Center for the Humanities. She is the author of Nation and Migration: The Making of British Atlantic Literature, 1765-1835 (2016) and Sentimental Literature and Anglo-Scottish Identity, 1745-1820 (2010).
Questions? Please contact Juliet Shields at email@example.com.