Students earning humanities doctorates are somewhat more likely than STEM colleagues to graduate with firm job commitments — both inside and outside of academia. Yet most U.S. humanities programs prepare doctoral students primarily for tenure-track positions.
That could be changing. This summer, Jean Allman, director of the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received a prestigious Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant is designed to help transform doctoral training while promoting a greater sense of public engagement.
Allman discusses the humanities, dissertations and the future of the PhD.
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