Author Archives: Jennifer Reut

About Jennifer Reut

Jennifer Reut is the former associate editor of Perspectives on History.

Jennifer writes and edits news items and articles for the print and online versions of Perspectives on History and AHA Today. She writes primarily about events and news affecting museums, monuments, and archives; young academics and contingent faculty; the digital humanities; and members and affiliated societies.

Jennifer has taught and practiced in historic preservation and architectural history, with a particular focus on the post-World War II American landscape, for the last 10 years. She received her BA from Hampshire College and her MA and PhD in architectural history from the University of Virginia. Before returning to graduate school to study architectural history, she worked in publishing and interactive advertising in New York for 12 years. Jennifer counts the Society of Architectural Historians, the Vernacular Architecture Forum, and the Cultural Landscape Foundation among her favored professional affiliations outside the AHA.

The Entrepreneurial Historian

As part of the “Malleable PhD” series, the panelists on “The Entrepreneurial Historian” gathered to present not just an alternative career path to academia, but a path that exists in a supposedly alternative universe—that of for-profit history. If there was one thing that all the panelists agreed on though (and there were actually quite a few things), it was that this opposition is a false one.