|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.« Back to Programs