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

September 16, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT | Zoom

— In her new book, Putting the Humanities PhD to Work (Duke University Press, 2020), Katina 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. 

KATINA ROGERS is an administrator, researcher, and faculty member at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the co-director of the Futures Initiative, an incubator that advances equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered teaching and learning, and promotes reinvestment in higher education as a public good. She also serves as co-director of the CUNY Humanities Alliance, Director of Programs and Administration at HASTAC, and as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Center’s Master’s Program in Digital Humanities. Read more at katinarogers.com.

Free and open to all.

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

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