In January 2018, I started a blog on the future of the humanities doctorate I call FHD. I hope to return to and riff on arguments I advanced in Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times I (2016).
- In the wake of my experience as President of the Modern Language Association in 2010, I felt the need to think through the changes in the everyday life of academic humanists now and in the next decades and to expand … Continue to Post »
- While speaking to humanities faculty and graduate students at Washington University in 2017, I was asked the following question: “In the introduction to your book, you talk about the community surrounding graduate students—not just colleagues and professors/mentors, but also family … Continue to Post »
- What are some of the challenges facing graduate students entering PhD programs and the faculty members charged with mentoring students in the second decade of the twenty-first century? Challenges for faculty mentors: Faculty find themselves enervated by the intensity of their … Continue to Post »
- The future of the humanities lies in the diverse range of faculty interests, angles of analysis, theoretical investments, and imaginative disruptions of fields; it lies in the diversity of the professoriate. Expanding the diversity of experiential histories that students bring … Continue to Post »