Opportunities for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Bagel Hour

Twice a month, the Center for 21st Century Studies hosts Graduate Student Bagel Hour in Curtin 939 from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). All graduate students are welcome to enjoy fresh bagels, coffee, and conversation—not to mention, breathtaking views of Lake Michigan!

Bagel hours for the Spring 2018 semester are scheduled for the following days:

  • Friday, February 2 (to be followed by a brown bag discussion with Greg Jay in the Center at noon)
  • Tuesday, February 13 @ noon – Special edition Tuesday bagel hour with guest Chris Newfield
  • Friday, March 2
  • Friday, March 16
  • Friday, March 30
  • Friday, April 13
  • Friday, April 27
  • Friday, May 11

Graduate Fellows at the Center

C21 employs three part-time graduate fellows (doctoral candidates) whose studies align with our interests in critical, digital, and public humanities. Employment includes salary plus tuition remission. A C21 graduate fellowship offers the opportunity to meet visiting scholars and attend C21 events, and to work with technologies that will strengthen our web presence.

The Call for C21 Graduate Fellows is CLOSED. For general information about the fellowship, and details for applying, please consult this old 2017-18 Call for Graduate Fellows, but be aware that details may change by next year’s call.

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The Center is co-sponsor of the annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, a forum that gives graduate students valuable experience in presenting their work publicly and in mastering the give and take of academic question and answer sessions. Further information about the conference can be found on themigc.com.

Graduate Student Reading Groups

The Center coordinates Graduate Student Reading Groups that provide graduate students with a venue to explore and discuss new scholarship, different interpretative frameworks, and various underpinnings of analysis. Groups are usually formed around certain areas of study, such as Queer Studies, Feminist Theory, Science and Society.