Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli and Jonathan Shapiro AnjariaJan 26, 2023
The Connected PhD, Part One
A Discussion with Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli and Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria
New Books Network 2023
Why do PhD programs assume students will become professors, when most people find careers outside academia? How can we better prepare graduate students for the post-grad career path? This episode explores:
- What a “Connected PhD” program is, and why it’s necessary.
- The negative impact on students when they feel "less than" or as if they have failed when they can't land a tenure-track job.
- How to change the PhD so students graduate with multiple career options.
- Why faculty need to approach graduate programs differently.
- How students can build their mentoring and support network outside of their program, and outside of academia
- The Connected PhD program's impact on the culture of doctoral pedagogy.
Our guest is: Dr. Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli, who is the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Brandeis.
Our co-guest is: Dr. Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria, who is the Faculty Director of Professional Development at GSAS, and associate professor in the Anthropology department at Brandeis.
Our host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women and gender.
Listeners to this episode may also be interested in:
- Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University, by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
- Putting the Humanities PhD to Work: Thriving in and beyond the Classroom, by Katina Rogers
- Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers, by Kathryn Linder, Keven Kelly, and Thomas Tobin
- The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education, by Leonard Cassuto and Robert Weisbuch
- Slow Boil: Street Food, Public Space and Rights in Mumbai, by Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria
- Urban Navigations: Politics, Space and the City in South Asia, edited by Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria and Colin McFarlane
- Imagine PhD, created by the Graduate Career Consortium
- This podcast on reimagining the academic conference
- This podcast on hope for the humanities PhD
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