In this episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, PhD candidate Catherine Winters speaks with URI alumna Dr. Kenna Barrett, the Director of Development at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University. The two discuss the state of finances at universities, how university development actually works, and weighing the pros and cons of any position.
In this episode of Careers in the Public Humanities, PhD candidate Ryan Engley interviews Dr. Elizabeth Francis, the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Together they discuss the importance of placemaking and engaging with community in all humanities projects.
Starting our Fall 2017 season of the Careers in the Public Humanities podcast, Dr. Rachel Boccio interviews Dr. James Golden, the Director of Education at the Mark Twain House of Hartford, CT. In this episode, James and Rachel discuss moving to public humanities from academia and the importance of cultural institutions to a wide array of communities.
In the inaugural episode for the Careers in the Public Humanities podcast, Dr. Rachel Boccio interviews Dr. Claire Reynolds, Communications Coordinator for the English department at the University of Connecticut. Throughout the conversation, Claire and Rachel (both URI English PhD alumnae) return to the importance of advanced training in the humanities and the rich diversity of roles PhDs are needed to fill.