Trying to articulate the value of your PhD is complicated by the fact that debates about the value of education (at any level) are dominated by an instrumentalist, employment preparation discourse. I recall having a conversation with a friend back in the early 1990s in which she told me that her … [Read more...] about The value of education
How many people have asked you this question? I bet you've lost count. It is such a common question, someone used it as the title of a book. About non-academic careers for PhDs, of course. (It's a good book. Well worth it.) And it's probably your number one source of anxiety while working towards … [Read more...] about What are you going to do with that?