Writing Opportunity: Conference Reflection Posts

The Futures Initiative, the PublicsLab, and the Center for the Humanities are pleased to offer a guest writing opportunity. We are seeking several GC graduate students who plan to attend the upcoming Graduate Education at Work in the World conference to write brief, thoughtful blog posts that combine a synopsis of one or more sessions with a reflection on the themes, implications, and questions raised by the session(s). Selected pieces will be cross-posted on each program's website and shared widely. There is no set length requirement, but we anticipate that each piece will be approximately 500-800 words. We welcome posts that incorporate your own research and experience.


To propose a piece, please write to [email protected] by March 12, 2021 with a short pitch of a proposed topic.

Blog drafts are due March 19th.


All writers will receive a $125 honorarium.

About the Conference

Join the Futures Initiative and PublicsLab of the Graduate Center, CUNY for a free two-day conference and workshop: Graduate Education at Work in the World. The conference will bring together practitioners, students, faculty, and administrators to collectively imagine and redesign graduate education to support students, scholarship, and the public good.

This conference will focus on new approaches to graduate education in support of the public good, without losing sight of other key elements of higher education reform—including labor practices, student debt, efforts toward improving diversity and inclusion, shared governance, pedagogical training, and more. Participants will generate ideas, share best practices, consider difficult questions, and work toward new models for graduate education that support an array of creative, flexible career paths.

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Friday, 19 February 2021

Please visit the website for full program details and to register.

Co-sponsored by the Futures Initiative and PublicsLab of the Graduate Center, CUNY