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Careers for PhDs: UX Research

November 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

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Among the most rapidly growing and dynamic job sectors in which to apply your doctoral-level research background is the UX (User Experience) domain. PhDs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences bring a combination of analytic, problem-solving, and communication skills in high demand for UX positions across a huge range of fields and settings. A panel of PhD-holding UX researchers will describe their current and former work in the sector (including tech industry, nonprofits, government, health care, VR, ed tech, consulting and more) and how they leveraged their doctoral training to access this rewarding and intellectually stimulating career path.

This event is sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Mellon Foundation.

The panelists

Emily Levitt, UX Researcher, Google (Cornell PhD, Cultural Anthropology)

Ashley Ruba, UX Researcher, Meta Reality Labs (U of Washington PhD, Psychology, 2019)

Lina Žigelytė, Senior UX Researcher, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (U of Rochester PhD, Visual & Cultural Studies, 2017)

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About the Central NY Humanities Corridor

The Central NY Humanities Corridor is a  dynamic research consortium linking 11 universities and colleges across the region, supported by an award from the Mellon Foundation. Our network cultivates innovative collaborative research, teaching, and programming. CORRIDOR INSTITUTIONS are Syracuse University (our administrative home), Cornell University, the University of Rochester, Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Skidmore College, St. Lawrence University, Union College, Le Moyne College, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

This land acknowledgement is a first step in explicitly recognizing sovereignty and the ongoing history of dispossession of Indigenous peoples.

Since location is core to our identity, in name and in practice, the CNY Humanities Corridor acknowledges, with respect, that our 11-institution consortium spans the ancestral lands and waterways of the Haudenosaunee people. Corridor partnerships take place on lands of the nations of the sovereign Haudenosaunee Confederacy, founded at least 1,000 years ago at Onondaga Lake. Central New York remains home to the Haudenosaunee: we acknowledge the ongoing history of dispossession across the Confederacy, and are grateful to live, work, and share ideas on these lands.


November 2, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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NY United States


Careers - Non-Academic
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