Honored to be hosting this cultural studies roundtable.
Some of us work in the public sector. Some of us work in student affairs. Some of us run our own businesses. Some of us are nontenure-track faculty. While we’re differently positioned in relation to the neoliberal university, all of us post-ac/alt-ac* folks have put our UC Davis Cultural Studies doctorates to work in versatile and fulfilling ways.
We invite current and graduated UC Davis Cultural Studies folks to join us for an online summit to learn about alt-ac/post-ac careers and lives for Cult Studs. This is a chance to hear what postac (post-academic) and altac (alternative academic) cultural studies alums are doing, explore new ways to use cultural studies training, and learn about the vibrant life that exists beyond the tenure-track.
Speakers (all UCD Cult Studs with postac/altac careers):
- Terry Park: Freelance Editor and Visiting Lecturer, Wellesley College
- Cathy Hannabach: Editor + Academic Consultant at Ideas on Fire
- Dawn Lee Tu: Director of Asian Pacific American Student Development, UC Berkeley
- Tallie Ben Daniel: Academic Advisory Council Coordinator, Jewish Voice for Peace
- Sarah McCullough: Associate Director, Center for Humanities, UC San Diego
- Abigail Boggs: Associate Director, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst
- David Michalski: Research Librarian, UC Davis
- Sara Bernstein: Freelance Writing Coach and Editor
- Ami Sommariva: Interior Decorating Consultant
The audience is limited to current and graduated UCD CST students only. As an audience member, you can listen in on our conversation and ask questions. We’re limiting it this way so that we can focus on the unique training that UCD Cultural Studies provides for post-ac/alt-ac careers.
The summit aims to empower UCD Cult Studs to pursue our projects and lives on our own terms, and feel less alone in doing so.
* Postac refers to “post-academics,” those who have built lives and careers beyond the academy (in publishing, nonprofits, finance, activist organizations, social work, interior design, K-12 education, or any other industry)
* Altac refers to “alternative academics,” those who have built lives and careers in academia beyond the tenure-track (includes adjuncts and other contingent faculty, women’s/humanities/writing/cultural center directors, librarians, administrators, technology/digital humanities project managers, etc.)