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Recentering Place, Community, and Crisis Through Indigenous Studies

Erin Leary is in the second year of her Ph.D. in the Department of American Culture, researching the intersection of Indigenous studies and climate change. Leary’s (Re)mapping project seeks to recenter Indigenous knowledge through placemaking.

Rules of Civic Engagement: How Electoral Systems Determine Winners and Losers

At their essence, electoral systems turn votes into winners and losers, with far-reaching consequences. Rackham political science alumnus Samuel Baltz studies how different systems represent their voters and impact election outcomes.

Creative Choice: Deciding to Acknowledge and Heal From Shame

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design graduate student Emerson Granillo’s durational performance art and installations invite curiosity, investigate shame, and require an unwavering commitment to their creative choices to succeed.

Decisive Differences in Healthcare AI

When decisions about your healthcare are informed by AI, bias in machine learning can have dire consequences. Ph.D. student Trenton Chang researches how inequities in healthcare delivery impact machine learning and AI.

Face Value: The Cooperative Choices of Paper Wasps

Rackham student Emily Laub researches the role of facial recognition in wasps—and its impact on co-creating a thriving nest.

Rackham’s Strategic Vision for Graduate Education

Rackham is leading a charge to reenvision graduate education at U-M in a way that is student centered and faculty led, and that emphasizes a holistic view of graduate training.

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Discover Rackham

Stories, blog posts, and more illuminating the experiences of graduate life and highlighting the impact of our students’ critical research.

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A New Chapter in English Graduate Education

Faculty members and students in the Department of English Language and Literature are working together on initiatives to better prepare students for a wider range of career possibilities.

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Open Mike: Stronger Than Words

Dean Solomon highlights how the work of the Rackham community upholds its mission and values—especially when confronted by those whose speech seeks to distract and divide.

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Rules of Civic Engagement: How Electoral Systems Determine Winners and Losers

At their essence, electoral systems turn votes into winners and losers, with far-reaching consequences. Rackham political science alumnus Samuel Baltz studies how different systems represent their voters and impact election outcomes.

Granillo's performance piece, A Simple Gesture, as seen through sheer white curtains.

Creative Choice: Deciding to Acknowledge and Heal From Shame

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design graduate student Emerson Granillo’s durational performance art and installations invite curiosity, investigate shame, and require an unwavering commitment to their creative choices to succeed.

Rackham by the Numbers

Browse statistics and interactive visualizations of the activity and culture of our graduate programs, including data on enrollment, funding, completion rates, and placement.

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