The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

Office of Career Planning and Professional Development: Post Grad (Center): Engaging Publics with a PhD

Thursday, May 4, 2017
9:30-5:00 p.m.

9:30-10:30 registration

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

  • 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)

11:30-1:00: Lunch

11:45-12:30 Keynote talk

  • Fatimah Williams-Castro on Making Connections (

1:00-4:00 Alumni panels
Confirmed alumni (more to be added):

  • Laila Pedro, French PhD, Editor, Brooklyn Rail
  • Peter Taback, English PhD, Vice President, Communications, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
  • Brooke Bryant, PhD Music, Director of Development at Kaufman Music Center
  • Johanna Gorelick, PhD Anthropology, Manager, Education Services at Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
  • Elizabeth Cronin, Art history 2011, NYPL Assistant Curator
  • Lindsay Green Barber, Political Science PhD, Center for Investigative Reporting and former ACLS Public Fellow
  • Glenn Olson and Rebecca Burnstein, history, IXL Learning, (via Skype)

4:00-5:00 Reception

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