PhD Student David Platzer Co-Authors Article on Cultural Anthropology Site

If as many as 80 percent of doctoral students in cultural anthropology are not getting tenure-track jobs, then why are PhD programs in the United States almost exclusively training them for a professional life that few will realize?

A new essay from David Platzer and Anne Allison in Cultural Anthropology tackles this question head-on, drawing on their own experiences in elite departments and on interviews with tenure-stream faculty, recent PhDs, current graduate students, and staff members of the AAA.