Wednesday, April 13 , 10 am – 12 pm
Boardroom, San Francisco campus
What does it mean to get a PhD in the Humanities in the 21st century? How does one reconcile a commitment to in depth research and the desire to teach within the current and troubled state of the evolving academe? What are the realities for young academics to enter a job market within the context of stripped Humanities departments, dwindling job opportunities, and the perilous state of tenure? How do students balance the fraught realities of the field, with strong desires to engage with critical thinking, focused research, and education-not forgetting the urgency and need for emerging scholars and voices. This forum brings together an esteemed group of scholars and current Humanities PhD students. Guests will discuss topics such as the evolving state of the Humanities, academic decisions, career experiences, the emergence of new interdisciplinary departments in the Humanities, and tactics to successfully complete lengthy programs and enter the job market.