Career Paths for History PhDs 

Solicited by the OAH Committee on Public History

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Type: Roundtable Discussion

Tags: Digital History; Museums; Public History and Memory; Urban and Suburban


Representatives from the fields of public history, philanthropy, and university administration will speak to their own academic training and pathways to their careers. By sharing their own professional journeys both during and after graduate training, these panelists will reflect on the skills and experiences that best prepared them for their current professional roles. The session will help current and recent history PhD candidates think broadly about their skills, the ways their training has prepared them for a wide range of professional opportunities, and hear reflections on how best to further develop professional tools for diverse career paths both in and outside of academia.

Session Participants

Panelist: Ricardo Howell, Morgan State University

Panelist: Jessica Lautin, Gallagher & Associates

Panelist: Sarah D. Manekin

Panelist: Atiba Pertilla, German Historical Institute

Panelist: Malgorzata Joanna Rymsza-Pawlowska, American University

Panelist: Lilly Tuttle Ph.D.