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.

For information about the Transgender Media Lab (TML) PhD Fellowship  [Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020 for PhD program start in September 2020] see here. The TML PhD Fellowship is open to students beginning their studies in Fall 2020 in either:

For information about the Morrisseau Project (MP) PhD Fellowship (deadline to apply is February 1, 2020 for PhD program start in September 2020) see here. The MP PhD Fellowship is open to students beginning their studies in Fall 2020.

Watch this video to learn more about our program.