March 21 event: “Alt-Ac” Careers for Humanities PhDs

Students in this class might be interested in attending this upcoming virtual event, hosted by the University of Michigan and the Association for Computers and the Humanities:

WhenTuesday, March 21, 2023 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
RegistrationRegister to attend
Event typeLecture/Discussion

We invite you to join us (via Zoom) for a roundtable panel where humanities PhDs, from a diverse range of careers adjacent to or outside the academy, will engage in a conversation about the opportunities and challenges of pursuing careers off of the tenure track.

Building on the work originally published by the American Studies Association’s Digital Humanities Caucus’ Precarious Labor subcommittee, “Precarious Labor and the Digital Humanities,” this panel takes a critical perspective to interrogating graduate education and “alt-ac” careers and asks participants to ponder the changing professional landscape of academia. Panelists will reflect on their own graduate experiences, the valuable skills they learned in or outside of those programs, and how they envisioned and fashioned meaningful professional identities off the tenure track.

Please register above. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to the panel in advance, via the registration link.

Speakers include: 

  • Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Program Specialist, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Sara Cohen, Acquisitions Editor, University of Michigan Press
  • Patricia Hswe, Program Officer, Mellon Foundation
  • S. Pokornowski, Former Senior Trainer, Hollaback!/Senior Analyst, Ithaka S+R
  • Stephanie Rosen, Director of Accessibility, University of Michigan Library
  • Kurtis Tanaka, Program Manager, Ithaka S+R
  • Katina Rogers (moderator), Association for Computers in the Humanities
  • Jim McGrath (moderator), Association for Computers in the Humanities

This session is brought to you by the University of Michigan Library, the Association of Computers in the Humanities, the Digital Studies Institute, and the Rackham Graduate School.