My sister knows more about grad school than I, so I spoke with her last night about my hair brained scheme. The first question she asked is what I wanted to do with my potential graduate degree. And of course, I had no answer. Umm yeah, I still don’t know what I want to do with my life, except perhaps study. Is it ok to be a professional student?
AbuS seems to think it’s ok that having a phD won’t guarantee me a job. He’s adament that if I find a particular subject I’m interested in, and I would enjoy studying it, I should do it. How awesome is he that he’s ok with his wife giving up everything to study for 6 to 10 years without any clear future plan?
So perhaps history may not be the best course of action, as according to my sister, historians can’t study current events (which should have been obvious to me, but I don’t always think things through). What program should I look into then, if I want to study the modern american muslim community? Sociology? Communication studies to see how the media talks about muslims? Public policy?