Creating Careers for Women: Beyond the Professoriate

AHA Session 216
Saturday, January 5, 2019: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Continental A (Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level)
Emily Swafford, American Historical Association
Virginia A. Cole, Cornell University Libraries
Heather Huyck, National Park Service
James Gardner, Washington, DC
Libby Haight O'Connell, History Channel

Session Abstract

What has and hasn't changed for women who seek careers beyond the professoriate? When and how does gender play a role pursuing a history PhD and in building a career afterwards? Senior historians on the panel will discuss their experiences, good and bad, as women with PhDs pursuing careers beyond the professoriate. They are joined by a former deputy director of the AHA and the current director of the AHA's Career Diversity for Historians initiative.
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