"Reimagining the Doctoral Experience" with Professor Sidonie Smith

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Sidonie Smith is a Professor of English and Director of the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, as well as former President of the Modern Language Association. We are thrilled to welcome her back to Stanford to talk about her recent book, Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times, available in full at the link. 

To quote Professor Smith: "The 'Grand Challenge' confronting academic humanists is the imperative of sustaining passionate conviction about the value of studying the humanities... Responsibility for that sustainability—in the academy, in the nation, and around the globe—lies in part with humanities doctoral students, now or soon-to-be entering careers, who are driven by the desire to continue conversations, journeys and discoveries, whether they take place in archives, in the logic of the assertion, or in the dirt of the dig."