Finding Meaning in Life After Academia - Workshop

During this afternoon workshop, Dr. Elizabeth Segran will:

  • Facilitate a discussion on the following questions:
    • What do you fear most about leaving academia?
    • What are some strategies you can undertake as you make the switch? How can you best prepare?
  • Answer specific questions that arose from her talk and other questions about resumes, job hunting and networking


Elizabeth Segran is a writer, whose work has been published in a range of publications including Foreign Affairs, The Nation, The Atlantic and Salon. Her book, The River Speaks, was published in 2012 by Penguin Books.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in the field of South and Southeast Asian Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality.  She is an expert on India, having devoted a decade to studying its history, literature, culture and gender dynamics. She is a global nomad who grew up in Brussels, Paris, Singapore, Jakarta and London before moving to New York to attend Columbia University. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA with her books.