Peter Krause

Ph.D. candidate in English, Fordham University

Peter Krause is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at Fordham University, where he  teaches Composition and Literature classes and has served as Writing Center Director of the Lincoln Center and Westchester campuses. Since 2020, he has also provided research assistance to the Dean's Office at The Graduate School at Princeton. His research interests include the impact of 9/11 on the American and British novel, the contemporary American novel broadly, and how to improve graduate student professional development in the humanities. 

Peter's writing can be found in World Literature Today, The Journal of Contemporary Literature and Aesthetics, Script & Print, The Missing Slate, and Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England. 

"I have found that there is a nearly universal willingness among folks in business, non-profits, academia, government, etc., to respond positively to the cold email from an inquisitive grad student. People get it: we are eager to know more about what they do, and how our knowledge and skills may relate to their field. What was their path? What are their recommendations? Communicating beyond the sphere of your discipline or department is enormously valuable--plus, folks always appreciate corresponding with keen thinkers and good writers! So send that email, make that call, or walk over and introduce yourself.

I owe a great deal of my professional development awareness to figures close to GradFUTURES such as Assistant Dean James Van Wyck and Professor Lenny Cassuto (Fordham University). Their writing ("The ReImagined Ph.D." and "The New Ph.D." are essential) and teaching encourages grad students to be clear-eyed about the prospects of academic job markets, ambitious in their networking and skills development, and innovative in  applying the grad student toolbox widely. Through my engagement with GradFUTURES I have made valuable connections, been asked tough and vital questions, and--most importantly--come to view my time in graduate school not only as an intense period of research and teaching, but also as unique and invaluable preparation for diverse careers."

I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: GradFUTURES Forum

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