The Unruly PhD

Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories

Authors: Peabody, R.

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About this book

This collection features former graduate students who speak frankly about the challenges and decisions they faced along the way to their doctorates. Peabody leaves no doubt that there are as many right ways to get through a PhD, and as many right career tracks on the other side, as there are students willing to forge their own paths.

About the authors

Rebecca Peabody is Head of Research Projects and Programs at the Getty Research Institute, USA.

Reviews

"I can only hope that when a PhD candidate is in the midst of panic, paralyzing fear, boredom, apathy, or even revulsion, the stories in Peabody's book will come to their mind in snippets, in remnants, as something they can store away and use. If graduate students could read real-world accounts of not only how to face these trials, but how to face them creatively, this would be a real and empowering thing. Indeed, I would recommend this book to all my graduate students. This is the kind of book one could read at the beginning of the PhD journey as well as at the end." - Kara Cooney, Associate Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

"The Unruly PhD fills a hole in the post-academic career literature with its in-depth first-person essays about surviving the ups and downs of graduate school and the life afterwards. Although many students instinctively turn to the web and blogosphere for guidance and community, navigating the sheer number of narratives can be overwhelming. The book will also be tremendously helpful for friends and family of PhDs to get an inkling about the PhD experience." - Melissa Epstein, Founder, NYC VersatilePhD


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Derek PhD, Art History Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

    Peabody, Rebecca

    Pages 3-15

  • Josephine PhD, Classics Adjunct Professor

    Peabody, Rebecca

    Pages 17-28

  • Jennifer PhD, Art History Postdoctoral Fellow

    Peabody, Rebecca

    Pages 29-39

  • Anika PhD, American Studies Writer, Creative Nonfiction

    Peabody, Rebecca

    Pages 61-73

  • Gabriel PhD, Art History Museum Curator

    Peabody, Rebecca

    Pages 75-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Unruly PhD
Book Subtitle
Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31946-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137319463
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-37310-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 183
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