June 18, 2008
From Global Lit(erature) to Global Lit(igation)
Working for a law firm, an English Ph.D. spends his days teaching writing but actually getting paid well for it
For four years, from 2002 to 2006, I got a taste of what it would be like to pursue an academic career. I was director of the writing center at Colgate University while also a Ph.D. candidate in English language and literature at Catholic University of America.
My wife and I, both natives of the Washington, D.C., area, moved to upstate New York feeling fortunate to