Comp Lit in Tech Literacy Postdoc (feat. Lisa Tagliaferri)

Alumni Aloud Episode 31

Alumni Aloud Episode 31Lisa Tagliaferri is a postdoctoral fellow in MIT’s digital humanities program. She earned her PhD in the comparative literature program at the GC in 2017, and she spent several years outside academia working as a community manager and developer educator at the cloud computing company Digital Ocean.

In this episode, Lisa tells us about the value of tapping into personal interests that can lead you down seemingly divergent paths, but that can ultimately enrich your academic and professional work in unexpected ways; how to bridge education and advocacy work through radical mentorship; and the advantages of applying your research skills to exploring the wide world of job opportunities beyond academia.

This episode’s interview was conducted by Anders Wallace. The music is “Corporate (Success)” by Scott Holmes.


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