Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
China Initiative

Facing Precarity: Envisioning Careers in 2020 and Beyond

Friday, October 23, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am

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What are resources for graduate students emerging into a collapsed academic job market? What kinds of skills and experiences should scholars in global Asian studies and other fields reliant on heretofore comparatively robust academic hiring adopt from extant programs and peers in other fields? What are the differences in hiring and work cultures outside the US? How should degree-holders prepare themselves for possible immigration and work restrictions in an age of economic austerity? And what are some ways that PhD holders have adapted their careers to shifting personal, intellectual, and economic circumstances?

John Paul Christy, Senior Director of U.S. Programs, American Council of Learned Societies

Ya-pei Kuo, Universitair Docent, University of Groningen

Heather Ruth Lee, Undergraduate Coordinator of Humanities; Assistant Professor of History, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU

Huwy-min Lucia Liu, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University

Emily Swafford, Director of Academic and Professional Affairs, American Historical Association

Paul Vierthaler, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, William and Mary

Webinar Series: Asian Studies (and beyond) for the Pandemic Age

This series of three webinars addresses the roles that scholars in the Asian/Pacific studies communities and allied fields can play in building a humanistic context for the current pandemic. They will address the urgent crises that public health, political, social, and economic conditions present to students and scholars in daily life, research, and work. The public is welcome; pre-registration required.