Office Hours with the AHA’s Emily Swafford

Date(s) - 09/05/2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cockefair Hall, #215


Graduate students, come by Cockefair 215, have a piece of pizza, and help the department welcome Dr. Emily Swafford. This informal reception offers a valuable opportunity to learn more about the Career Development program and to speak with an expert on the variety of career paths open to professional historians. Drop-in visits are welcome!

About our guest: Dr. Swafford is Director of Academic and Professional Affairs at the American Historical Association. Her portfolio includes issues pertaining to teaching and learning in history from K-12 through doctoral education as well as professional concerns of historians at all stages of their careers and in the full variety of places historians work. As part of this work, she directs two grant-funded projects: Career Diversity for Historians, which aims to help departments articulate the value and purpose of a PhD in history, and History Gateways, which aims to  rethink introductory college-level history courses to better serve students from all backgrounds and align more effectively with the future needs of a complex society. She also sits on the editorial board of Perspectives on History and staffs the AHA’s Teaching and Professional Divisions. She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago and is working on a book manuscript about U.S. military family policy in the early Cold War.