Speaker / Presenter:
Dr. Lynn Parramore Director, New Economic Dialogue Project at AlterNet
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:15pm
Linderman Library Room 200
Description of Talk
There are many opportunities for PhDs in the humanities outside of academia. Find out how your skills and expertise can be deployed in think tanks, new media, and entrepreneurial paths.
Lynn Parramore is a cultural theorist who studies the intersection of culture and economics. She is the Director of the New Economic Dialogue Project at AlterNet, where she received the Bill Moyers fellowship in journalism for 2012. She is also a frequent contributor to Reuters, Al Jazeera, Salon, Huffington Post, and other outlets. Her first book of cultural history, Reading the Sphinx, was published by Palgrave in 2008 and chosen as a "Notable Scholarly Book" for that year by the Chronicle of Higher Education. A web entrepreneur, Parramore is co-founder of the Next New Deal (formerly New Deal 2.0) blog of the Roosevelt Institute, where she served as media fellow from 2009-2011, co-founder of of Recessionwire.com, and founding editor of IgoUgo.com. Parramore received her doctorate from New York University in 2007. She has taught writing and semiotics at NYU and has collaborated with some of the country's leading economists her ebooks, including "Corporations for the 99%" with William Lazonick and "New Economic Visions" with Gar Alperovitz. In 2011, she co-edited a key documentary book on the Occupy movement: The 99%: How the Occupy Movement is Changing America. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore.