Jessica Butler '09
Major(s) and Minor(s): History
Thesis title and/or topic/description: “Sexual Degeneracy in Nazi Germany: Tracing the Ideological Threat of Homosexuality from Medicalization to Persecution”
What have you done since graduation?
Since graduation, I‘ve been in a History Ph.D. program at Boston College. I received my Master’s Degree in History in May 2012. I just returned from a six-month research trip to Germany for my dissertation. Additionally, I will be completing a separate Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration to couple with my doctorate. My plan is to be done with both by May 2016.
How do you think majoring in history or taking history classes has mattered to you?
Majoring in history has mattered to me more explicitly than perhaps most other alumnae, because I chose to pursue a career in academia following graduation from Scripps. That being said, I have recently decided that I don’t want to be a professor, but rather, want to work in University administration on policies of learning and teaching. In that vein, having experience in history has been invaluable for both my research and writing skills, as well as my experience as a student and a teacher.
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