Are you planning to apply or thinking about pursuing a Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian cultural, linguistic or literary studies?
Join faculty and students in our program in an informal conversation.
Tuesday, November 18
The Graduate Center, CUNY
R.S.V.P. to Lina Garcia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now accepting applications for admission for the 2015-2016 academic year
Deadline: January 1, 2015
The Graduate Center, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York (CUNY). Offering more than thirty doctoral degrees and fostering research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, the GC combines rigorous academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences with globally significant research, much of which focuses on progressive policy issues. Through its extensive public programs including lectures, conferences, performances, exhibitions, and conversations, the Graduate Center also contributes to the intellectual and cultural life of New York City.
The Ph.D. Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages is known for its broad and rigorous curriculum as well as for offering an open and thriving intellectual community that prepares students to face their professional future with superior qualifications (recent alumni hold positions at institutions such as Carlton, Chicago, DePaul, Houston, UC London, North Florida, Purdue and Yale). The faculty includes four members fully devoted to the program (professors Fernando Degiovanni and José del Valle, and distinguished professors Lía Schwartz and Paul Julian Smith) and twenty outstanding affiliated scholars drawn from the CUNY colleges who regularly teach doctoral seminars and direct dissertations. Faculty specialize in a broad range of fields: film and visual culture; sociolinguistics and the politics of language; intellectual, literary, and linguistic history; text editing; translation studies; theater; women’s writing, feminist theory, and queer studies. Seminars cover the fields of literary, language and cultural studies from Iberian, Latin American and transatlantic perspectives. While pursuing the Ph.D., many students also complete one of several available interdisciplinary certificate programs in areas such as Film Studies, Renaissance Studies and Women’s Studies.
The Graduate Center Fellowship provides full tuition and $25,000 each year for the first five years of study. The fellowship consists of a stipend in the Fall and Spring semesters, a summer research stipend, a graduate assistantship, a tuition award, and eligibility for low-cost individual or family NYSHIP health insurance. Support for the Fall and Spring semesters is $23,000 and the summer research stipend is $2,000. The service assignments associated with the Graduate Center Fellowship are intended to develop scholarly and professional skills. In the first year, Graduate Center Fellows serve as research assistants or in another assignment determined by their doctoral program. In the second, third and fourth years, a Fellow teaches one course each semester at a CUNY undergraduate college. In the fifth year, a Fellow serves as a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Fellow, or in a similar assignment, at a CUNY college.
Executive Officer (Chair): Dr. José del Valle, email@example.com (on leave until January 2015)
Acting Executive Officer: Dr. Magdalena Perkowska, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Program Officer: Ms. Lina García, email@example.com