Liberal Arts

The ILA PhD program is no longer accepting applications.

Emory’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts (ILA), one of the first interdisciplinary PhD programs in the United States, provides a unique, interdisciplinary environment for the pursuit of intellectual projects that cross conventional disciplinary and methodological boundaries, particularly those between the social sciences and humanities. The Institute has a tradition of fostering emergent fields of study and has encouraged the practice of new modes of inquiry at Emory and beyond. It provides a challenging, interdisciplinary space for both faculty and students to pursue theoretically sophisticated and historically grounded studies of culture and society.

ILA faculty members participate in a wide range of established and emerging interdisciplinary initiatives including American Studies, African Studies, European Studies, Health, Science, and Humanities, Medieval Studies, Southern Studies, and LGBTQ Studies. We also have a long tradition of public scholarship. Many a umni work in museums, foundations, and other public institutions.

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Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts website

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The ILA PhD program is no longer accepting applications.

Contact Information

Graduate Program Assistant
Lolitha Terry

Director of Graduate Studies
Martine Brownley