May 4 | Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD

From the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development


Please join us for a day of workshops and discussions around careers for PhDs and MAs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. This event is part of our project, The New PhD: A Renaissance of Public Engagement, of our Graduate Center funded as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Next Generation PhD initiative.

Please register to attend here:

Below is the tentative schedule; we would encourage you to save the date and plan to attend. A full schedule and registration information will be sent out after Spring Break.

Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 9:30-6:00 p.m.

Full schedule

9:30-10:30 Registration and Conversation, Segal Theatre

10:30-11:30 panel “Why the Humanities?”, Segal Theatre

Welcome and intro: Cyrus Amir-Mokri, PhD and JD (Chicago), General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase

Rebecca Amato, PhD History, associate director, Civic Engagement Initiatives and the Urban Democracy Lab, Gallatin at New York University

Bennett Graff, PhD English, Publisher, Music and Dance Collections at Alexander Street

Lindsay Krasnoff, PhD History, communications consultant and author of The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010

Karen Lemmey, PhD Art History, curator of sculpture at Smithsonian Institution

Stacy Hartman, Project Director, Connected Academics, Modern Language Association (moderator)

11:45-1:00: Lunch and Keynote Talk, Segal Theatre

Fatimah Williams-Castro on Making Connections


Alumni Breakout Session 1, C Level

Communicating (1:00-2:15)

Laila Pedro, French PhD, Editor, Brooklyn Rail

Peter Taback, English PhD, Vice President, Communications, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Lindsay Green Barber, Political Science PhD, Center for Investigative Reporting and former ACLS Public Fellow

Mike Pino, PhD English, GE Digital Strategy (via Skype)

Making and Supporting Tools (1:00-2:15)

Red Wierenga PhD Music, Creator Support Manager, Roli

Salas Sanchez-Bennasar, PhD Philosophy, Software Developer at DigitalGlobe (via Skype)

Lisa Rhody, PhD English, Deputy Director, Digital Initiatives, Graduate Center


Alumni Breakout Session 2, C Level 

Creating Content (2:30-3:45)

Johanna Gorelick, PhD Anthropology, Manager, Education Services at Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Elizabeth Cronin, Art History PhD, NYPL Assistant Curator

Glenn Olson and Rebecca Burnstein, PhD History, IXL learning (via Skype)

Building Programs, Research, and Advocacy (2:30-3:45)

Brooke Bryant, PhD Music, Director of Development at Kaufman Music Center

Michael Partis, PhD Anthropology, Young Movement

Amy Starecheski, PhD Anthropology, Co-Director, Columbia Oral History MA Program

Effie MacLachlan, PhD Political Science, Director of Grants & Research Programs, CUNY Office of Research

4:00-4:45: Final Thoughts, Jason Pedicone, President, Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, Inc.

C Level

4:45-6:00 Reception

Segal Theatre



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