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Moving Off Campus

Posted By Malcolm A. Kline On January 10, 2012 @ 10:50 am In Current Wisdom | No Comments

“I did not understand—and failed to do the necessary research on—how the nonacademic work force operated, what its expectations were, and most important, how I could persuade nonacademic employers to hire me, a historian of 18th-century Britain with an expertise in early modern medical theories about menstruation (not, I will admit, the most useful background to have).”—Historian Alexandra M. Lord [1] on making the jump from academia.


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“I did not understand—and failed to do the necessary research on—how the nonacademic work force operated, what its expectations were, and most important, how I could persuade nonacademic employers to hire me, a historian of 18th-century Britain with an expertise in early modern medical theories about menstruation (not, I will admit, the most useful background to have).”—Historian Alexandra M. Lord: http://twitter.com/share

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