Hi! I'm Amy Hildreth Chen.
As an alternative-academic, I research, teach, and serve in both academic libraries (my job) and literature (my field).
In the four years since I earned my doctorate, I've moved twice, worked three different jobs, taught myself game design and quantitative methods, and written two books. I've given workshops at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Columbia University and even chatted on Iowa Public Radio.
As a result, I know that the humanities are as vibrant as ever, but what they require now is the determination to do humanities differently: to occupy changing roles, negotiate new methodologies, and reach out to wider audiences.