Allison Harbin, Ph.D.


Allison Harbin holds a Ph.D. in Art History. Following her decision to leave academia, she decided her story needed to be told, and that there was a real need for frank conversations about graduate school, doctoral degrees, academia, and what leaving looks like. 

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Check out her blog: Post-PhD



This blog is about my decision to leave academia, offering a frank glimpse at the reality of tenure-track positions, the events surrounding my painful decision to leave academia following my Ph.D., and will feature interviews from those both within academia and those who have left, chronicling their experiences and opinions. 

Disclaimer: I in no way believe that my PhD story is unique or special. Just the opposite: I know it happens all the time, often in even worse ways. My decision to leave Academia afforded me the privileged position to be able to speak out without fear of sacrificing my success.