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Teresa Mangum: Imagining an Alt-Alt-Ac Degree (Public Humanities PhD Collaboratory)
May 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Join our Public Humanities PhD Collaboratory in welcoming Teresa Mangum for her talk, “What Would a Humanities PhD Look Like for Students Who Do NOT Want to Be Professors? Imagining an Alt-Alt-Ac Degree.” Mangum’s talk will consider the relationship(s) between the humanities and public life, the role of a humanities PhD within and beyond the academy, and options for PhD students going into non-academic fields.
Teresa Mangum is a professor in the departments of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and English and director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. Mangum’s research interests include best practices in publicly engaged scholarship and collaboration, 19th-century British literature, cultural negotiations with aging and between humans and other species. She edited A Cultural History of Women: Volume 5: The Age of Empire, 1800-1920 and authored Married, Middlebrow, and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel.
She has just completed co-directing a Mellon-funded initiative with Grinnell College, “Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry,” and launched a new Mellon project to design an interdisciplinary, “applied” PhD, “Humanities for the Public Good.” She co-edits a book series “Humanities and Public Life” for the University of Iowa Press and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Humanities Alliance.