May 4 | Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD

From the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development


Dear Students,

We have been busy working on an NEH challenge grant, Next Generation Humanities PhD, which we were privileged to receive, as one of a select number of institutions​, for the 2016-17 academic year. Our project, The New PhD: A Renaissance of Public Engagement, is an attempt to develop resources and foster programmatic changes that will prepare students not only for careers on the tenure track but in professional spheres beyond, where they might put the expertise of a humanities or humanistic social science PhD to work in professions that engage different publics. To cap off our efforts, on May 4, 2017,​ we will host a town hall meeting, Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD,  which will bring together Graduate Center faculty, students, and alum such as yourself for panel discussions, networking, and a keynote address.

Below is the tentative schedule; we would encourage you to save the date and plan to attend. A full schedule and registration information will be sent out after Spring Break.

Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD

Thursday, May 4, 2017

9:30-5:00 p.m.

9:30-10:30 registration

10:30-11:30 panel “Why the Humanities?”

Rebecca Amato, PhD History, associate director, Civic Engagement Initiatives and the Urban Democracy Lab, Gallatin at New York University

Bennett Graff, PhD English, Publisher, Music and Dance Collections at Alexander Street

Lindsay Krasnoff, PhD History, communications consultant and author of The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010

Karen Lemmey, PhD Art History, curator of sculpture at Smithsonian Institution

Stacy Hartman, Project Director, Connected Academics, Modern Language Association (moderator)

11:30-1:00: Lunch 

 11:45-12:30 Keynote talk

1:00-4:00 Alumni panels

Confirmed alumni (more to be added):

  • Laila Pedro, French PhD, Editor, Brooklyn Rail
  • Peter Taback, English PhD, Vice President, Communications, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
  • Brooke Bryant, PhD Music, Director of Development at Kaufman Music Center
  • Johanna Gorelick, PhD Anthropology, Manager, Education Services at Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
  • Elizabeth Cronin, Art history 2011, NYPL Assistant Curator
  • Lindsay Green Barber, Political Science PhD, Center for Investigative Reporting and former ACLS Public Fellow
  • Glenn Olson and Rebecca Burnstein, history, IXL Learning, (via Skype)

4:00-5:00 Reception

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