This event is for King's College London staff and students only.
Speaker: Professor David Fasenfest (SOAS University of London)
Navigating your academic career
As you prepare for life after the degree, moving forward is not straightforward. What are one's employment options, how does one navigate conflicting requirements, and what are the options one faces when trying to negotiate working conditions? In short, these are the demands and requirements related to finding, getting and keeping a job.
During this discussion, David Fasenfest will draw upon his 40-year career, in a range of academic teaching and administrative positions and his time working as a private-sector consultant, to discuss what one can expect, how to position oneself for maximum success, and the nature of personal and professional challenges to be addressed.
About the speaker
David Fasenfest (PhD Michigan) is an economist and sociologist who brings 40 years of experience in academic positions, as the director of research centres, and his work with private research companies. He has written numerous articles on regional and urban economic development, labor market analysis, workforce development, and income inequality.
His work has appeared in Economic Development Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and the International Journal of Sociology. His publications include Community Economic Development: Policy Formation in the US and UK (Macmillan Press, 1993), Critical Perspectives on Local Development Policy Evaluation (Wayne State University Press, 2004), Engaging Social Justice: Critical Studies of 21st Century Social Transformation (Haymarket, 2010), and Social Change, Resistance and Social Practice (Haymarket, 2011).
For the past 20 years he has edited, Critical Sociology; is the founding editor of Studies in Critical Social Science; and most recently, with his co-editor Alfredo Saad-Filho, has launched New Scholarship in Political Economy, seeking to publish the work of early-career scholars.