Shannon Trosper Schorey

Dec 30, 2022

Life After Grad School both Inside and Outside Academia (Part 4)

Careers Beyond the Academy

New Books Network 2022

Inspired by Bradley Sommer’s tweet this past summer about the ongoing challenges of the Humanities job market in the U.S., this four part podcast (produced by Erica Bennett, an M.A. student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama) talks with an early career scholar now looking for work in academia, a senior scholar with a view from the inside, and those who either earned their doctorate and established a career outside the university or those who decided early on that graduate work was not their preferred career path.

In the fourth and final episode of the series, Erica and Jacob Barrett (himself just starting his Ph.D. at UNC Chapel Hill) explore careers well outside of the typical tenure-track by speaking with Shannon Trosper Schorey, who holds her Ph.D. in Religious Studies but who has established a successful career in the tech sector.

Shannon Trosper Schorey (Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill) is a Principal Communications Specialist in the tech industry. She co-wrote and co-produced Day 88, a forthcoming audio play about technology, burnout, and the sonic fever dreams of religious perfection.

About the Study Religion Podcast: this series was first posted in the summer of 2022 on the University of Alabama’s Department of Religious Studies Podcast, which contains a variety of other episodes, all on the wider relevance of scholarship on religion—learn more, or subscribe, here.

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