The official GradFUTURES podcast launched on April 1, on the final day of the 2022 GradFUTURES Forum.
Led by Princeton graduate student Hellen Wainaina, the GradFUTURES podcast centers on the futures of PhDs: both those in training at Princeton, and Princeton graduate alumni who are in and beyond academia. The podcast tells the professional development stories of graduate students, graduate alumni, and those who partner and collaborate with them.
Our Team Includes:
Hellen Wainaina (she/her) is a PhD student in the English department and a scholar in the Graduate Scholars Program through the Access, Diversity & Inclusion Office. In her research and writing, Hellen is interested in postcolonial narratology, black aesthetics, and critical resistance to reductive readings of postcolonial literature,…
Francine Henry is the audio engineer for the GradFUTURES Podcast, and a visual identity strategist for the GradFUTURES New Media Studio.
Francine has also contributed to the broader visual identity for a range of GradFUTURES projects and events, including the GradFUTURES Forums in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
After completing a BS at Rochester College and MTS and ThM at Emory University, Rebekah Haigh became a Fulbright Fellow at Hebrew University in 2017-2018. In 2018, she joined the PhD program in Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity at Princeton. While her dissertation centers on ritual and violence in ancient Judaism, she also explores the role…
James M. Van Wyck is the liaison for the Humanities & Social Sciences. He manages graduate student professional development programs, strategic communications, the GradFUTURES Fellows program, including the University Administrative Fellows Program, and the Community College Teaching Initiative.