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Postponed: Directions in Doctoral Training


Mar 31 2020


11:45 am - 1:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

New Directions in Humanities Doctoral Training

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New Directions in Humanities Doctoral Training

Leonard Cassuto in Conversation with Edward Balleisen

Due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed.

At research universities around the country, faculty and administrators face multiple pressures in sustaining competitive and vibrant PhD programs. How can PhD program leaders maintain disciplinary integrity and traditional measures of excellence, while also remaining attentive to new currents in research and pedagogy, new models of disseminating scholarship, increasingly difficult job academic markets for new PhDs, and the imperative to diversify the academy (and realms beyond)? Join Edward Balleisen, Vice-Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, as he talks about these challenges with Leonard Cassuto, author of the forthcoming book, “The New PhD” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2020).

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by Trinity College and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Leonard Cassuto

Fordham University

Leonard Cassuto is Professor of English at Fordham University and author or editor of eight books on American Literature and culture. His most recent book, The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It (Harvard University Press, 2015), was inspired by the monthly column, “The Graduate…...

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Edward J. Balleisen

Duke University

Edward J. Balleisen is Duke's Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as Professor of History and Public Policy. Balleisen has written widely on the historical intersections among law, business, and policy in the United States, as well as the evolution of American regulatory institutions and contemporary debates on regulatory…...

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