Historically Speaking: History PhDs Tell Stories of Working Outside the Academy

University of Iowa Department of History alumni: Dr. Sylvea Hollis, Dr. Eric Zimmer, and Dr. Karen Christianson On February 24th -- with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Graduate College, the College of Liberal Arts and…

On networking, collaboration, and empathy: a conversation with the AHA’s career diversity expert Dylan Ruediger

In the first cold months of 2020, Humanities for the Public Good will host two events that focus on networking and career diversity: our "Working Relationships" workshop on February 13th and "Historically Speaking," an alumni event featuring History PhDs on February 24th. To help set the scene for these upcoming programming events, Mellon postdoctoral fellow Ashley Cheyemi McNeil interviewed Dylan Ruediger, coordinator of career diversity and institutional research at the American Historical Association.

UI PhD Alumni: Where They Are Now

With the season’s first snow hanging in the air, over 30 people gathered from 15 different departments across the University of Iowa at MERGE co-working space in downtown Iowa City to learn about career diversity from humanities PhD alumni. Eight PhD alumni (seven from the University of Iowa), some of whom work beyond the academy and others who occupy a wide range of teaching positions in education, traveled to Iowa City from across the country to share their experiences and insights.