Humanities Without Walls Career Diversity Virtual Roundtable

August 27, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Zoom

— The Obermann Center for Advanced studies is proud to be a member of the 16-university Midwest consortium Humanities Without Walls, which is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. On Thursday, August 27, HWW will kick off their 2020-21 career diversity programming. In this virtual roundtable, you’ll hear from three HWW fellowship alumni about their experiences post-fellowship and how the Predoctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop informed their career exploration and development.

This session will also launch the 2021 fellowship application season, with a Q&A to answer your questions about the fellowship application process and the switch to a virtual workshop in 2021.

Registration is required. A meeting link will be shared with registrants by email on the morning of August 27.

If you have any questions about the event or wish to submit your questions for the panelists in advance, contact Jason Mierek at


Ira Murfin
HWW Predoctoral Career Diversity Fellow 2015
Program Manager, Neighborhood Partnerships at the Chicago Humanities Festival, ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow

Kei Hotoda
HWW Predoctoral Career Diversity Fellow 2015
Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Chicago

Linda Garcia Merchant
HWW Predoctoral Career Diversity Fellow 2016
U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Post Doctoral Fellow, Arte Público Press at the University of Houston

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Hackathorn in advance at