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Message from the Humanities Director

Marcie Frank, Graduate Program Director (Humanities PhD) Marcie Frank, Graduate Program Director, Humanities PhD

The PhD Humanities offers a distinctive and exciting way to pursue advanced interdisciplinary research and training. Successful applicants enter with an MA or MFA, having proposed a program of research sponsored by a committee of three, drawn primarily but not exclusively from Concordia faculty members in relevant areas of research and/or practice from a variety of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences and fine arts.

Housed in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, humanities students benefit from a lively and supportive milieu conducive to innovation and cross-fertilization. Research-Creation projects are welcome.

Concordia University has a long tradition of championing interdisciplinarity – see Research Currents for some areas of expertise. Humanities students and their advisors are key participants in Concordia’s research and research-creation centres and labs, including Milieux (and its 7 research clusters: Community and Differential Mobilities; Indigenous Futures; Media History; Performance, Immersion and Interactivity; Post Image; Technoculture Art and Games; Hexagram; Matralab; SenseLab; Mobile Media Lab; Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling; Feminist Media Studio; Centre for Sensory Studies, Media History Research Centre, Centre for Expanded Poetics, Centre for Curating & Public Scholarship, and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre. Alongside their advisors, Humanities students are also engaged in exciting inter-university collaborative research projects such as CRIHN, Figura/NT2, QCBS, and IMMERSe.

You can get a sense of the expansive range of innovative, provocative, and inspiring projects by Humanities students, past and present, by perusing the current Student Profiles and Humanities PhD theses. We welcome inquiries from prospective students interested in exploring how their interests may fit our program and look forward to seeing you at the varied CISSC and Humanities events throughout the year.

Dr. Marcie Frank
PhD Humanities Program Director
English Department
Concordia University
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