Kristy Rawson, PhD
I am a cinema and media scholar by training. I earned my PhD from the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2012. I also earned a graduate certificate in Latino/a Studies. I wrote a dissertation on the Mexican Hollywood actress, Lupe Velez, which I am currently revising as a manuscript.
My other passion is professional development and career development for graduate students and postdocs. I began working in this arena as an independent consultant, conducting workshops on "Alt-Ac" and "Post-Ac" professional development. As an aid for use in my presentations, and as a resource for attendees, I started this Alt-Post Tumblr. My independent research and engagement in what I liked to call "expanded/updated academic professional development" led to my current position at the University of Chicago.