Career Panel Series: Higher Education and the Humanities

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Hello everyone!

We are pleased to announce our next panel, which will take place on September 1st, 2020 at 4 pm time BST (11 am EDT, 11pm HKT), focusing on careers in higher education.

Our panelists are David Ekbladh, Professor of History and International Relations at Tufts University, Neslihan Şenocak, Professor of History at Columbia University, Rhys Madden, Laidlaw Alumnus and Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Anne Moore, P.h.D, Director of Scholar Development at Tufts University. Laidlaw Alumni Mikayla Barreiro, Tufts Undergraduate Scholar, will be moderating this panel. 

We will be discussing the challenges to the field, breaking through the 'veil' which overshadows academia, and also how to make yourself a competitive candidate for grad school and beyond, particularly in the humanities. Scholars and Alumni will be able to pose questions to the panel during the Webinar. 

By the end of the panel, you will have learned:

  1. Pursuing a career in high education
  2. The realities of graduate school and entering academia 
  3. More about graduate school admissions
  4. The shortcomings of the field, particularly in the light of COVID-19

To sign up to attend the Webinar, please follow this link:

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Serra Muftu, or Mikayla Barreiro.

With best wishes,

Serra Muftu

Serra Muftu

North American Chapter President of the Laidlaw Scholars Program, Tufts University

I am a senior at Tufts University and a Laidlaw Scholars Program Alumni. In June 2020 I transitioned into the position of North American Chapter President where I coordinate panels and discussions among the wider scholars network. At Tufts, I am studying intergenerational instability of trinucleotide repeats in DNA using a homologous recombination assay in Drosophila to look at the genetic underpinnings of how Huntington's Disease is passed from parent to progeny. I am also pursuing an independent project investigating the potential role of Polymerase Delta Interacting Protein 2 in switching from replicative to translesion synthesis pathways in response to DNA damage.