What Unit Is a Degree?

Author(s): Ariane Pinson

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Ann F. Ramenofsky: Papers in Honor of a Non-Normative Career" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Upon receiving your doctorate, you are expected to become a contributing member of your field, as an academic or as a professional. But what kind of unit is a "field" and what use is a degree in a particular field if you never participate in that field? In this paper I explore the ways in which studying and working with Dr. Ann Ramenofsky and others at UNM in pursuit of my doctorate in Archaeology has contributed to my professional success in diverse fields outside of Archaeology. Along the way I explore the value of a holistic degree as a complement to focused technical degrees in project planning and execution, and highlight the importance of the doctoral degree as a "knowledge creation license".

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What Unit Is a Degree?. Ariane Pinson. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451027)


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Abstract Id(s): 24112