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How We Work Series: Zoe LeBlanc and Jim Casey

Zoe LeBlanc, CDH; Jim Casey, Penn State University

March 4, 2021 · 12:00 pm-1:20 pm · Zoom

The Center for Digital Humanities; GradFUTURES

A new series from the Center for Digital Humanities, in collaboration with GradFUTURES  centered around the theme of academic work. What does it mean to work in “alternative” academia? What does it mean to pursue “traditional” academic jobs in today’s changing educational landscape? Breaking down the barrier between traditional and alternative, the series invites CDH staffers and postdocs to have open and honest conversations about their jobs, how they got there, and how they get them done.

In the first of two sessions, CDH postdoctoral fellow Zoe LeBlanc and former postdoctoral fellow Jim Casey discuss the postdoc experience and the journey from graduate school, to postdoc, to professorship.

Zoe LeBlanc earned her Ph.D. in history from Vanderbilt University and is Postdoctoral Associate and Weld Fellow at the CDH.

Jim Casey earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Delaware and is now assistant research professor of African American Studies and managing director of the Center for Black Digital Research at Penn State University.

These informal and interactive sessions will be held on Zoom and are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in all departments.

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