Announcing our first confirmed plenary session, Foresight II: The Future of Graduate Education

We are pleased to announce the first fully confirmed plenary session: Foresight II: The Future of Graduate Education. The second foresight plenary session, scheduled for Saturday, October 17, focuses on the future that is already with us and the role of graduate education in addressing that future. Our confirmed featured speakers are Anne Cong-huyen, Julie Thompson Klein, and Katina Rogers.

Anne Cong-Huyen is the digital scholarship strategist at the University of Michigan Library. She was previously the digital pedagogy librarian, and prior to that was the digital scholar and coordinator of the Digital Liberal Arts Program at Whittier College, and a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a co-founder of #transformDH, serves on the steering committee of HASTAC, and is a director of the Situated Critical Race + Media collective of FemTechNet.

Julie Thompson Klein is Professor of Humanities Emerita in the English Department at Wayne State University and International Research Affiliate in the Transdisciplikarity Lab at the ETH-Zurich’s Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. She was also Mellon Fellow and Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities in the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on inter- and trans-disciplinary history, theory, and problem solving.  Author of a book on Interdisciplining Digital Humanities, she has also written and presented on integration and collaboration, team science, and the changing landscape of research and education.

Katina Rogers is co-director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY; Director of Programs and Administration for HASTAC; and co-director of the CUNY Humanities Alliance, a partnership between the Graduate Center and four CUNY community colleges, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She researches and writes about higher education reform, including scholarly communication practices, professionalization and career development, public scholarship, and advocacy for fair labor policies. Her first book, Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work: Thriving in and Beyond the Classroom, will be published by Duke University Press in July 2020. Rogers holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Check out the recently added “Plenaries” page for an overview of the full plenary session plan for the weekend.