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Student Spotlight: Gail Gibson

Student Spotlight: Gail Gibson

Gail was inspired by the students she read about in Rackham’s Predoctoral Fellowship announcement this spring. She was impressed by the depth of their research and the unique accomplishments of some of the best and brightest doctoral trainees in the country. She is...

Alumni Conversation with David He, Ph.D.

“Whatever you do, do it with passion and the idea of making a contribution.” Rackham alumnus David He shared his career path and lessons learned along the way with Rackham students last week in the first session of the new Alumni Conversation series. Dr. He earned his...

A Very Barbour Summer

A Very Barbour Summer

It was an extremely empowering summer in our department at the Rackham Graduate School, and we’d like to thank all of you for contributing to it. Our team grew by 50% for 10 weeks as we added two U-M students to our roster, both focusing on different aspects of the...

Student Spotlight: Emily Macgillivray

Student Spotlight: Emily Macgillivray

Coming to U-M has helped Emily develop her Canadian identity. She explains, “I’m slightly more patriotic since coming to the U.S., possibly because by living in a different country, I see national identity that I didn’t realize I had and am now becoming more aware...

Postcard from the Field: Budapest

View of the Blue Danube. My project took me to Budapest, Hungary where I researched the conflicting notions of identity and nationhood present in Hungarian literature. I spent the majority of my time brushing up on my Hungarian language skills and sifting through...

Meet the Bloggers: Jallicia Jolly

I was 15 years old when I discovered my love for words. My arms swung loosely and bones shook on the Brooklyn spoken word poetry stage. As I faced the fear of performing untold stories, the gates of my heart opened. Etched along the walls of my mind, were the tales of...