How are universities developing new curricula to train humanities graduate students for public humanities work and for a variety of career pathways? John Marx (Professor of English, UC Davis) and Molly McCarthy (Associate Director, UC Davis Humanities Institute) sit down with Simon Abramowitsch (Humanists@Work Graduate Advisory Committee) to discuss the launch of the Mellon Public Scholars Program at UC Davis. The program allows graduate students to engage in community-based summer research projects alongside faculty mentors. These projects aim to encourage collaboration with multiple publics and provide graduate students with experience that will translate to a variety of careers.
Author: Simon Abramowitschhttps://btownthinking.wordpress.com
I am a humanist at work. I am a PhD candidate in English at UC Davis, always interested in the work that humanists and the humanities do in and for society. My dissertation Under the Sign of the Rainbow: The Production of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1960s-1990s, is literary history and an investigation of the the multi-ethnic as idea. And at its core it is also a story about a public humanities movement for racial justice, American cultural diversity, and the crucial role of arts and culture in understanding ourselves, others, our nations, and our planet.