History Department Receives AHA Career Diversity Implementation Grant

The American Historical Association has named the UC Berkeley Department of History as one of 20 recipients of a 2018–20 Career Diversity Implementation Grant, part of the Career Diversity for Historians initiative.

"The recipients, selected from the 36 departments that participated in the 2017–18 Career Diversity Faculty Institutes, represent a broad range of institutions of varying size, location, and institutional cultures. Each has articulated a strong vision of how to integrate broad-based professional development into their department’s culture and doctoral curriculum.

Participating departments will receive funding to support a Career Diversity fellow, a PhD candidate from the department who will collaborate with a faculty team to better prepare history PhDs for careers inside and beyond the academy. The faculty team and the fellow will work together to rethink the structure and purpose of their doctoral program by developing workshops, lectures, and networking events; creating graduate level internships; and instituting curricular changes designed to prepare students to teach in diverse environments, produce important historical scholarship, and succeed in multiple career paths.

More information about the Career Diversity for Historians initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, can be found on historians.org."