The PhD in Cultural Mediations recognizes that recently graduated doctoral candidates seek positions within:

  • academic interdisciplinary departments
  • departments of
    • literature
    • communications
    • film
    • music
    • art history
    • cultural and governmental agencies outside the university.

These positions require a training of increasing the intellectual and cultural scope, one which moves beyond traditional disciplinary and cultural frameworks even while it includes them.

Increasingly, traditional, single-discipline departments are seeking appointees with:

  • interdisciplinary (or multidisciplinary) abilities
  • cross-cultural literacies.

This shift reflects a growing awareness that traditional ways of organizing knowledge are shifting.

The central objective of the program is thus to provide students with this combination of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural intellectual breadth along with disciplinary training and competence.

Notice for Applicants to the PhD in Cultural Mediations:  All application documents are submitted online.  You can refer to the FGPA Admissions page for the most up to date information. Please contact our Department Administrator Dawn.Schmidt@Carleton.ca  with any additional questions.

Watch this video to learn more about our program.