Tuesday, 24 March, 2020
The Public Humanities Initiative, the Department of American Studies and the Graduate Public Humanities Working Group will host an upcoming panel discussion, “Career Paths Beyond Academia for Humanities Ph.D.s,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, in Adorjan Hall.
The four panelists are all alumni of the Department of American Studies and will discuss conceptualizing and forging of vocational and intellectual life paths, including how they use their American Studies training on a daily basis within their current professions.
Jeannette Batz Cooperman, Ph.D. (Grad A&S ‘96), award-winning journalist, former editor-in-chief of St. Louis Magazine
Angela Dietz, Ph.D. (Grad A&S ‘08), director of digital initiatives, Missouri History Museum
Becky Preiss Odom, Ph.D. (Grad A&S ’14), history curator, The Ohio History Connection
Laura Shields, Ph.D. (Grad A&S ‘15), corporate responsibility senior officer, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
The Public Humanities Initiative is a multidisciplinary approach to training students and faculty for public-facing venues, bridging academic and public communities. The panel is organized by the Department of American Studies and sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.