Surviving Summer: Try Something

As we’ve discussed earlier in our series on surviving summer, humanities PhDs often trade money for time. That is, summers for PhD students are often unpaid but full of “free” time. Up to this point, we’ve covered a few ways to save money and reduce your cost of living over the summer (see here, here,Continue reading “Surviving Summer: Try Something”

Surviving Summer: Eat Something

Welcome back to our series on surviving summer on the low or no income of a humanities graduate student. A lot of our previous posts have focused on food (here, here, and here). This probably isn’t surprising. You need to eat. I need to eat. We all need to eat. When we’re looking at cuttingContinue reading “Surviving Summer: Eat Something”

Surviving Summer: Share Something

One time, in another life, I was listening to a husband and wife missionary team talk about how they saved money to go on their mission trips and one of the things they said has always stayed with me as a very practical piece of life advice: If I’ve got beans and you’ve got riceContinue reading “Surviving Summer: Share Something”

Surviving Summer: Make Things

Welcome back to our series on surviving summer poverty as a humanities PhD student. You can see the previous installment in this series here. One of the perks of a humanities PhD is that you have a lot of control over your time. On paper, most humanities grad students don’t work anything near a 40Continue reading “Surviving Summer: Make Things”

Surviving Summer: Grow Things

Let me start with something we all know to be true: Graduate students in the humanities are not paid well. While everyone who has ever talked to a graduate student in the humanities knows that this is true finding the data to back this up is incredibly difficult for a lot of reasons. To getContinue reading “Surviving Summer: Grow Things”