CATCHING UP WITH JACKSON AYRES (PH.D. ’13), ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY–SAN ANTONIO

CATCHING UP WITH JACKSON AYRES (PH.D. ’13), ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY–SAN ANTONIO

As we head into the middle of the Fall term, we catch up with Jackson Ayres (Ph.D. ’13) at Texas A&M University–San Antonio. Jack updates us on his recent trip to London to present at a conference on George Orwell and on Jack’s participation in the reorganization of his academic department. He also offers advice to our current graduate students on how to prepare for the job market, and he gives some enticing book and film recommendations, as well as an endorsement for an online “forum for thinkers in the humanities and social sciences to put their work toward addressing big questions.”

AN ENGLISH PROFESSOR IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALUM RACHAEL PRICE (PH.D. ’16)

AN ENGLISH PROFESSOR IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALUM RACHAEL PRICE (PH.D. ’16)

Check out our interview with alum Rachael Price (Ph.D. ’16), Assistant Professor of English and Communication at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, in Tifton, Georgia. She talks about her favorite courses (taken and taught), differences between the U of A and ABAC campuses, the literary magazine for which she is the faculty advisor, recommended reading, and more!

INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY ROBINSON (PH.D. ’16), FOUNDER/LEAD STORYTELLER OF INTERROBANG

INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY ROBINSON (PH.D. ’16), FOUNDER/LEAD STORYTELLER OF INTERROBANG

Thinking about starting up your own company with your Ph.D. in English? You first might want to hear from someone who’s already done it. In our interview with Ashley Robinson (Ph.D. ’16), founder and lead storyteller of Interrobang, she explains why she decided to go for an alt-ac career as an entrepreneur, how her skills from graduate school have (indeed) come in handy, what the biggest challenges have been, and how she still manages to nurture her love of literature on the side.

About This Site

This site is dedicated to sharing information about the various jobs that our English M.A. and Ph.D. students have acquired after graduation, as well as those individuals’ unique experiences in securing such positions.

Specifically, we seek to

 
  • acknowledge the professional achievements of former students
  • help our current students learn more about their career options, and
  • inform prospective students of how marketable our graduate degrees in English can be.
 
While our initial aim is to publish at least one graduate alum’s profile a month, we eventually hope to post other forms of alumni accomplishments (e.g., publication news, awards, promotions, community service work, etc.); links to relevant articles about the job prospects for graduate students in English (and the humanities in general); a list of employers (both academic and nonacademic) who have hired our graduates; and our percentages of annual alumni job placement.