632: Alt-Ac: When Quit Lit Becomes (Positive) Chick Lit

8:30 AM–9:45 AM Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Michigan 3

Session Information

Description: Panelists address decision-making by PhDs who pursue non-tenure-track jobs after graduate school or positions with poor fit. Participants’ presentations address stages and perspectives such as creating a balanced portfolio while in school, deciding to pursue positions off the tenure track, assessing the factors for dual-career decision-making, choosing a writing career rather than a full professor’s, and how we can understand our quit lit as positive chick lit.


Michelle A. Massé, Louisiana State U, Baton Rouge


Lauren Silber, U of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sigrid Anderson Cordell, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Monica F. Jacobe, C of New Jersey

Kristine Butler, U of Wisconsin, River Falls

Leonard Cassuto, Fordham U