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Annie Dwyer Publishes Article on Graduate Education in Western Humanities Review

The fall 2018 Special Issue of the Western Humanities Review, on the theme of “humanities in the community,” is now available, and inside, you can find Annie Dwyer’s most recent publication, “The Humanities Doctoral Student in the Community.” Inspired by her work as Assistant Program Director of the Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics program at the Simpson Center, and in conjunction with a presentation she gave at the Western Humanities Alliance conference last year, Dwyer wrote this reflection on the agency and possibility that graduate students demonstrate in their work. She writes:

“Far from simply individually benefiting from a short-term professional development opportunity, Mellon fellows are catalyzing enduring cultural change in their departments. [ . . .] Recognizing that the Mellon fellows are more effective at transforming their departmental cultures than any institutional entity might be, in recent years we’ve simply sought to amplify their voices and widen their reach.”

To hear some of those voices, you can read posts written by our Mellon Fellows on the Reimagining the PhD Blog.

Congratulations, Annie!