Humanities in Color

Humanities in Color (HIC) is a student organization and community dedicated to the personal wellbeing and professional development of humanities graduate students of color at Stanford. HIC offers a warm, inclusive space for all masters and doctoral students who identify as people of color and whose work includes a humanities component of some form. HIC hosts multiple social and professional events each quarter, on topics ranging from navigating the job market to race and disability in academia. 

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If you’re a graduate student of color in the humanities interested in attending future events, please sign up for our listserv to get all the details. We don’t spam and very rarely cross-post to other mailing lists, so the listserv is the most efficient way to find out what’s going on.

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If you would like to help plan or co-sponsor an event, participate on the leadership team, or have any questions, please contact the 2023-24 HIC leaders, Chanhee Heo at heoc [at] (heoc[at]stanford[dot]edu) and Seyi Osundeko at jesuseyi [at] (jesuseyi[at]stanford[dot]edu) 

2023-24 Events 

10/25 (Wednesday) at noon in Old Union 215: "Crafting Your Narrative in Academia"Have you ever been asked, Tell me about your work, and you are not quite sure how to answer the question? In this workshop, we will explore these scenarios, choose some key points we wish to communicate, and identify the various audiences we may encounter on our academic path. You’ll walk away with a 1-minute answer for a few scenarios and a chance to practice with your peers. 

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11/14 (Tuesday) at noon, TBD: "Crafting Your Narrative for Opportunities Beyond Academia"

PhD students are faced with a challenging academic job market and myriad career choices beyond academia. How might we identify and articulate the knowledge, skills, and approaches we can contribute to other spaces? How do we tell the story of our work to various audiences for various opportunities? In this workshop, we will explore translating our breadth of academic and other experiences into the language of domains beyond academia. You will leave with a starting analysis of some key experiences and a story to tell for a particular audience outside of academia that you may encounter.