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Core Skill: Content Expertise

Content expertise is the mastery of knowledge, skills, and methodologies of a discipline. Graduate content expertise results in creation of new knowledge through students’ scholarly endeavors.

Rackham Resources

Rackham Certificate of Graduate Study Programs

A Rackham certificate of graduate studies is a non-degree credential for study and participation in a scholarly community around a focused topic of special academic interest.

In my graduate studies I rely heavily on my training, my educational experiences, and my community to engage with my research. I view the disciplines that I am a member of, as not simply containers of knowledge or storehouses of methodologies—but as peoples whose experiences and pedagogy have allowed me access to their expertise and community to push the boundaries of scholarship and historical thinking. Relying on my expertise, while also maintaining a commitment to my academic community and engaging with diverse scholars, opens the possibilities for rethinking history and anthropology as a tool for positive change.
Dalen C. Butler

Ph.D. Student, Anthropology and History

Campus Resources

The University of Michigan Library

Discipline-based research guides, Scholarspace technology support, workshops, and private study carrels.

Consulting for Statistics Computing & Analytics Research (CSCAR)

Consulting and training in data science, statistics, and advanced research computation.

Institute for the Humanities

Center for collaborative study in the humanities and arts offering fellowships, grants, and mini-grants.

Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Career and professional development for biomedical post-baccalaureate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees.

Upcoming Content Expertise Events

Contact Professional Development and Engagement

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848


Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.