If you are interested in graduate school in the U.S., consider applying to the PhD program in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The program is fully funded and graduate students receive 29,000 USD in funding per year plus additional scholarships. Application deadline is December 8, 2023.

The Department of English at UW-Madison is a great place to study Global Black Literatures and Cultures. It has a robust cohort of faculty devoted to research in Black expressive cultures of Africa and African diaspora formations in Europe and in the Americas.  

The expertise of our faculty in Global Black Literatures includes:

  • African Literatures and Film
  • Black International Literary Cultures and Black/Postcolonial Europe 
  • African American, British, and American Literatures of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries
  • Literatures and Cultures of the Black Atlantic
  • African Diaspora Literatures and Cultures of the Caribbean and Latin America
  • African Ecologies and Environmental Humanities 
  • Sonic Studies and Diaspora Musical Cultures 
  • Black Latinx Literatures 

Ph.D. students receive five or six years of guaranteed funding averaging over $30,000 a year, tuition remission and healthcare, and are eligible for professional development/travel funds, dissertation fellowships and other forms of financial support.

Graduate students at UW-Madison have multiple opportunities for interdisciplinary connections on campus (for example, African Cultural Studies; African American StudiesCenter for Culture, History, and the Environment; Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies; Chican@ and Latin@ Studies; Center for Visual Culture; Center for Research on Gender and Women), participation in department reading and colloquium groups, participation in public humanities projects offered through the Center for the Humanities as well as the well-known online publication Brittle Paper, and student support and affinity groups. In addition, the Tejumola Olaniyan Foundation in partnership with the Center for Humanities sponsors an annual lecture on Global Black Cultural Studies at the UW-Madison campus. We welcome a diversity of student applicants. 

Go here to learn more. Deadline: December 8, 2023. 

For more information contact, email [email protected].