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dr. telkanuru

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    Monasticism, gender, theology, social history, intellectual history, Christianity, network analysis, GIS, digital humanities
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  1. One curious thing about UoC is that the support and outcomes for their MAPSS students is substantially better than those for their MAPH ones. Not really sure why that is.
  2. Data point: I have a BA/MA from Harvard, and a PhD from Brown. I also have a prestigious 2y fellowship from my sub-discipline's national association and four journal articles either published or forthcoming, many conference presentations, a papal license in a Hilfswissenschaft, and have been in charge of one of the larger DH projects in my field. I have applied to 30 positions this fall, from TT jobs to post docs to CC jobs, DH jobs, NTT teaching positions, and library positions. I have made it to one shortlist (still interviewing) for a postdoc which pays less than I make now as a grad
  3. Medieval Studies is going through some, uh, issues right now, so I have a lot of experience talking and thinking about this question. Every PoC medievalist I know has been asked, frequently and pointedly, "So why are you here?" The question as to whether someone "not from" a culture/region/ethnicity/race can study something of that culture/region/ethnicity/race is one of those questions that does not get asked of White scholars. I have, for example, never been asked why I might study southern France, despite having no ties of any kind to the region. Whiteness constructs itself as objectiv
  4. I'm hesitant to put a number on it, but for the sake of argument let's say a program which takes more than ~10 per year is either painfully ignorant of the past 20 years of academic hiring trends or deeply reliant on graduate student labor. Or both. I haven't looked in a while, so IDK how many that is.
  5. If your goal is to influence secondary education curricula, I have to admit I'm flummoxed why a professor would push you towards a history degree. Either there's some context I'm missing, or they're simply wrong. A PhD in history prepares you to be a historian, and little else. I can't speak for Ed.D programs, but a PhD application is about the ideas and vision of past you're bringing to the table. Your grades, language abilities, writing proficiencies, etc. are part of the evaluation process because they speak to your ability to make that vision and those ideas reality. And that's all th
  6. One, you're thinking about PhD applications as if they were undergraduate applications. They're not. Teaching at an inner-city school, being a tour guide, your volunteer or extracurricular activities, are not things doctoral admissions committee will really even look at. Your GPA is perfectly fine to get someone to actually spend some time with the rest of your materials. Whether or not you get into a program pretty much hinges entirely on your articulation of the questions you want to pursue in graduate school and your own perception of yourself as a scholar. Reading the above, it sound
  7. There's this story of a man who jumps of a sky scraper, and, as he falls past the 40th floor, is heard to shout "STILL DOING OK!"
  8. Well, that's a lovely one sentence summary of academia.
  9. This isn't terrible, and it's probably the right decision to accept, but I currently get paid $30k to live in Providence, RI.
  10. You can always reach out to ask.
  11. This is wisdom. It will probably be the departmental (i.e. smaller) funding package, just fyi.
  12. Is Berkeley offering you the $17k funding package or the $28k funding package?
  13. For all things related to applying to graduate school in history in the fall of 2021.
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