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Thrive Like (Cult)Studs: Cultural Studies and Postac/Altac Careers

Thrive Like (Cult)Studs: Cultural Studies and Postac/Altac Careers

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June 1, 2015

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Ideas on Fire is hosting a roundtable in a few weeks on postac and altac careers for cultural studies PhDs.

Thrive Like (Cult)Studs: Cultural Studies and Postac/Altac Careers

Some of us work in the public sector. Some of us work in student affairs. Some of us run our own businesses. Some of us are nontenure-track faculty. While we’re differently positioned in relation to the neoliberal university, all of us post-ac/alt-ac* folks have put our UC Davis cultural studies doctorates to work in versatile and fulfilling ways.

We invite you current and graduated UC Davis cultural studies folks to join us for an online summit to learn about altac/postac careers and lives for cult studs. This is a chance to hear what post-ac/alt-ac cultural CST alums are doing, explore new ways to use your CST training, and learn about the vibrant life that exists beyond the tenure-track.

Speakers (all UCD Cult Studs with postac/altac careers)

Terry Park: Freelance Editor and Visiting Lecturer, Wellesley College

Cathy Hannabach: Founder & CEO of Ideas on Fire

Dawn Lee Tu: Director of Asian Pacific American Student Development, UC Berkeley

Tallie Ben Daniel: Academic Advisory Council Coordinator, Jewish Voice for Peace

Sarah McCullough: Associate Director, Center for Humanities, UC San Diego

Abigail Boggs: Associate Director, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst

David Michalski: Research Librarian, UC Davis

Sara Bernstein: Freelance Writing Coach and Editor

Ami Sommariva: Interior Decorating Consultant

The summit aims to empower UCD Cult Studs to pursue our projects and lives on our own terms, and feel less alone in doing so.

* Post-ac refers to “post-academics,” those who have built lives and careers beyond the academy (in publishing, nonprofits, finance, activist organizations, social work, interior design, K-12 education, or any other industry)

* Alt-ac refers to “alternative academics,” those who have built lives and careers in academia beyond the tenure-track (includes adjuncts and other contingent faculty, women’s/humanities/writing/cultural center directors, librarians, administrators, technology/digital humanities project managers, etc.)

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