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Career Pathways for Humanities Graduate Students

December 7, 2022 - 12:00pm

Career Pathways for Humanities Graduate Students

with Katina Rogers

Wednesday, December 7, 2022  

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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About speaker:

Katina is an educational consultant, working with institutions to design and implement structures that are creative, sustainable, and equitable. She has over a decade of experience as an administrator, researcher, and faculty member, and is the author of Putting the Humanities PhD to Work: Thriving in and beyond the Classroom (Duke University Press, 2020). Her scholarly work focuses on higher education reform, including scholarly communication practices, professionalization and career development, public scholarship, and advocacy for fair labor policies.

Most recently, she served as co-director of the Futures Initiative at CUNY, an incubator that advances equity and innovation in higher education through student-centered teaching and learning, and promotes reinvestment in higher education as a public good. She also serves as co-director of the CUNY Humanities Alliance, Director of Programs and Administration of HASTAC, and as an adjunct faculty member in the GC’s Master’s Program in Digital Humanities.

Her career pathway has taken her in and out of universities. Before joining CUNY, she served as managing editor of MLA Commons at the Modern Language Association’s online platform designed to connect members with one another to foster collaboration, enrich discussion, and facilitate new modes of scholarly publishing. While at the MLA, she contributed to the association’s initiatives on reforming doctoral education, broadening career horizons, and advocating for fair labor practices.

She previously worked with the Scholarly Communication Institute, an organization devoted to exploring new modes of scholarly production, higher education reform, and the value of the humanities in the digital age. Her research at SCI focused on perceptions of career preparedness among humanities scholars working in alternative academic careers. She contributed to the development of the Praxis Network, a multi-institutional and international effort geared toward sharing model programs and experiments in humanities methodological training. 

Her past work also includes contributions to the strategic development of the Digital Information Technology program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and teaching language and literature courses at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she completed her PhD in Comparative Literature in 2010. 

Each of these roles has helped her to understand — and work to improve — the systems and structures of higher education. Now, she is helping other institutions to do the same. Learn more about the services she offers, and reach out if you’d like to connect with her about a project.