“Under Review: Rethinking Humanities Graduate Education” is a podcast produced and hosted by two PhD students in the humanities, June and Lauren. Putting graduate education under review, we believe that PhD professionalization should include openness to a variety of careers and that discussions of career diversity must be embedded in larger discussions of contingency, educational reform, and racial and socioeconomic diversity. In each episode we speak to our guests about pressing issues such as the tenure-track jobs crisis, economic outcomes for humanities PhDs, future directions for graduate education, and professional development that takes into account diverse paths and the current realities of the job market. We hope “Under Review” serves as a resource for helping graduate students in the humanities feel more empowered as they navigate the academy and take the next steps in their careers.
This podcast is supported by The University of California Humanities Research Institute and The University of Florida Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.
June Ke: PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine and Graduate Student Researcher at University of California Humanities Research Institute.
Lauren Burrell Cox: PhD candidate in English and the Program Coordinator at the University of Florida Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.