During the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in a U-M committee of faculty and doctoral candidates that considered the future of the humanities doctorate. In this group, we discussed reimagining U-M doctoral curricula, training opportunities, and interdisciplinary programming in order to support both a wider range of outcomes for humanities doctorates and a rigorous Ph.D. training, responsive to current and emerging contexts.
At the end of the project, we collaborated to produce a website, The Humanities Ph.D. Project, which supports doctoral students and faculty in the humanities as they imagine, plan for, and pursue multiple career paths as humanists in the world, in the academy, and beyond. Funded by the Andrew S. Mellon Foundation and the Rackham Graduate School, this project broadens the career paths of humanities doctoral students and considers new ways doctoral programs can support these efforts.
Please click here to view the website. I hope you will find it useful!