Call for Papers | The Arts and Humanities: Don’t Leave School Without Them

Calling all students and young professionals from all communities, backgrounds and interests to share experiences and opinions on what they would want their peers to know now about why, how and where the arts and humanities can play a foundational and transformative role in their educations and career opportunities.

  • How would you answer the perennial question: “What are you going to do with that major”?
  • If you were a high school student again, what would you have wanted to know about the value of gaining a degree or taking classes in the arts and humanities before you started college or entered a professional school?

As a young professional (in any field), what would you like to share about the powerful and perhaps unusual role of the arts and humanities in your work?

You can add your voice to this book in various ways:

Write a short essay (~1500 words), a comic strip, a zine, an infographic, an interview, a poster, a design, a photograph, a visualization, or any other publishable material.

To Submit, just send your contributions to Christine Henseler ( Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until complete.

This book project is being developed by Christine Henseler, co-director of 4Humanities, regular contributor to The HuffPost, developer of The Arts and Humanities in the Twenty-first Century Workplace website (, and Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies at Union College, NY.

For more information and additional guiding questions for book contributors, please go to:


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