art history

July 15, 2008

Equality and Illusion: Gender and Tenure in Art History Careers

Using a national survey of 508 art history PhDs including data on graduate school performance and careers 10-15 years post-PhD, this study investigates gender, family, and academic tenure in art history, the humanities field with the highest proportion of women. Alternative hypotheses derived from three perspectives–termed here clockwork, two-body, and synergy–are evaluated with multivariate logistic…

February 15, 2008

PhDs in Art History—Over a Decade Later

PhDs in Art History – Over a Decade Later surveyed all PhD recipients who graduated from US art and architectural history programs during the academic years 1985 to 1991. The survey response rate was 66 percent (792 respondents). Respondents completed a 22-page questionnaire that focused on their employment histories from degree completion to the present…

February 25, 1999

Widening the Circle: Another Look at Women Graduate Students

Today, graduate women are still lagging behind their male counterparts. In this paper we will try to explain, both historically and empirically, the situation of women doctoral students and what problems keep them from parity with male students. We will present practical suggestions for graduate deans on how to improve the present situation and how…