Inside Dope

Life as a Humanist
Friday, Mar 10, 2017 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Number of PhD student participants has been extended to 40. Please apply immediately for the opportunity to participate. 


To showcase the variety of lives and livelihoods of humanities and humanistic social science PhDs, the Townsend Center, Graduate Division, and Beyond Academia have invited eleven Berkeley PhD graduates working in a range of careers to lead small group discussions with current PhD students. These discussions give graduate students the opportunity both to learn about others’ career experiences and to gain insight into their own paths.


After a keynote address by Kelly Anne Brown, Assistant Director of University of California Humanities Research Institute and leader of the Humanists@Work project, students participate in a series of four-person group discussions facilitated by Berkeley PhDs working in areas including federal agencies, writing and editing, finance, tech, arts & culture, academic and university administration, and college teaching.



UC Berkeley PhD students at any stage in the arts, humanities, or humanistic social sciences. Admission to the workshop is by application only and limited to 40 students.


Please complete and submit application to