A podcast about celebrating humanities scholars who work in alternative-to-academia (“alt-ac”) careers.
Each episode features a guest who has completed substantive postgraduate education in the humanities and who currently works in an alt-ac career. By listening to their stories, this podcast aims to shed light on life beyond the academe, what scholarship can do in the broader world, as well as how graduate training in the humanities helps or fails to help us prepare for the path off campus. Listen to the entire podcast here.
In this episode, I interview A Zhu about her transition from graduate school in communications to working as an administrator in higher ed. We share our experiences with heavy workload, vague expectations, blurry work-life lines, lack of positive reinforcement, the feeling of inefficacy… and the false belief that we are in it alone.
In this episode, I interview Bethany Parsons, a classicist working to improve diversity, equality, and inclusion on the college campus.
In this episode, I interviewed Dr. Neal Hebert, a theater historian-turned-high school teacher.
In episode 2, I interview Dr. Nathan Fulton, a philosopher-turned-semantic architect currently working at Indeed.com.
Be my guest on the show!
I’m always looking for guests on the podcast. If you are or know someone who 1) have done at least 3 years of doctoral training in the humanities, 2) currently work in an alt-ac career which does not require significant retraining, and 3) may be interested in sharing your/their perspective with me, please contact me at email@example.com.
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