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A talk by Katina Rogers on Alt-Academic Careers – CUNY DHI and the Digital Praxis Seminar

Please join CUNY DHI and the Digital Praxis Seminar for a talk by Katina Rogers on Alt-Academic Careers.

This event will take place on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 4:15-5:30pm at the CUNY Graduate Center in Room 9206/9207, and is free to attend and open to the public. We request you RSVP, but registration is not mandatory:
Katina Rogers – Alt-Academic Careers

(4:15-5:30pm, Rm 9206/7)
While many graduate programs continue to focus on tenure track placement rates, a growing proportion of humanities scholars are embracing a much broader range of intellectually stimulating careers in, around, and beyond the academy. Focusing both on her own career path and on her research at the Modern Language Association, the Scholarly Communication Institute, and the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia, Katina Rogers will discuss strategies to support professionalization, public scholarship, and career development across a wide array of possible outcomes.

About the Speaker
Katina Rogers is managing editor of MLA Commons, the Modern Language Association’s new online platform for collaboration and scholarly communication. She previously served as Senior Research Specialist with the Scholarly Communication Institute, a Mellon-funded humanities think tank based in the University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab. Her current research focuses on graduate education reform, career paths for humanities scholars, and innovative modes of scholarly production. Katina holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado.

Accompanying Alt-Ac Job Search Workshop
How do you get started on an alt-ac career? This workshop will focus on practical job search strategies and ways an alt-ac search differs from an academic job search. Topics will include finding new opportunities, building a CV/résumé, cultivating a network, establishing an online presence, and more.
[students interested in this workshop should contact Matt Gold – – to inquire about available space]

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