Graduate Division

Spotlight

It Takes a Village to Make a Movie (Video)

Ph.D. Candidate Helena de Llanos’ dissertation jumps from the page to the screen.

Listening to Cyborgs (Video)

Doctoral candidates Roksana Filipowska and Maria Murphy create a series of workshops that explore sound technologies and their impact on our daily lives.

When Earthworms Are Earth Savers

Emma Harrison, a doctoral candidate in earth and environmental science, examines the role of these natural excavators in topsoil stability.

Redefining Affirmative Action

A. Rahman Ford examines affirmative action policies on a global scale—while fighting for his health at home.

You Say You Want a Revolution. Then What?

Teece fellow Doğa Kerestecioğlu, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology, is studying how national revolutions turn into national governments.

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The Graduate Division consists of some 33 graduate programs. Disciplinary strength is at the heart of Penn's excellence in research and graduate training. Equally important, however, is the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration that pervades all of our programs.

News

  • Researcher Uncovers the Unexpected History of Separating Church and State

    A forthcoming book from a Penn Arts and Sciences professor will showcase how the formal separation of church and state moved slavery to the political sphere, but defenders of slavery argued that religious critiques of slavery violated that separation. 

  • Program to Offer Public Tours of Lower Schuylkill River

    Inspired by urban river projects that have revitalized the cities of Los Angeles and New York, the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) is collaborating on a project with Bartram’s Garden and River Corps to increase access to the Lower Schuylkill River, helping more people connect to the storied waterway.

  • Jane Willenbring to Study Soil Metals for Geology and Gardeners

    Support from the National Science Foundation is allowing Jane Willenbring, assistant professor of earth and environmental science, to connect community gardening and the study of metal properties in soil.