The Chronicle Review

A Joyful Purgatory

Being a postdoc in the humanities

Sam Kalda for The Chronicle Review

August 18, 2014

In May 2013, after a fruitless search for my first academic job, I flailed about, in my apartment and my mind. Days that began with earnest dissertating dissipated into frantic Internet searches for late-season job announcements, get-rich-quick…

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