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Joanna Brooks Will Develop an Emerging Humanities Toolkit

November 7, 2023

photo of Joanna Brooks and San Diego State University logo The National Humanities Center (NHC) is developing an emerging humanities toolkit with Dr. Joanna Brooks, associate vice president of faculty advancement and professor of English and comparative literature at San Diego State University. This will be a digital and printable resource to support innovation in the humanities (broadly defined), including public-engaged, collaborative, applied, and translational work, with special tools focused on evolving conversation around what counts in faculty career advancement.

This toolkit will highlight faculty members in humanities disciplines who have been awarded tenure by submitting projects other than book manuscripts. With tenure and promotion guidelines changing, it is important to gather and share stories of those who have navigated this process by submitting innovative work. Dr. Brooks will work as a visiting scholar-in-residence at the Center in late February and early March 2024 to advance this project, engage with the current cohort of NHC Fellows, and collaborate with NHC research and professional development staff.

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Don Solomon
Director of Communications