2nd annual MSU Mentoring Underrepresented Studies in English (MUSE) Program is now open for applications!
Please encourage Undergrad Seniors and MA Students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in English Literature and/or Film to apply for MUSE: a 4-day-all-expenses-paid-visit at MSU. We are particularly interested in students that would like to conduct literary/digital/film/cultural studies research at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and ethnic studies. We also have departmental strengths in Victorian Studies, Comics and Pop Culture, Modernisms, Medieval/Early Modern, Postcolonial/Decolonial Thought, and Afro-Diasporic and Latinx Studies.
Last year we hosted 8 brilliant students from across the US and Puerto Rico and 4 of them are coming to MSU’s PhD program *fully funded*! The workshops, talks, presentations, and social events are a great prep for grad school and we are so happy to have the opportunity to mentor first-gen and students of color regardless of where they end up for their graduate degrees. This is also a great CV builder for young scholars as they will be “MUSE Scholars” and will be featured on our website as well as receive one-on-one mentoring.
Here is a link to the MUSE website with more info about the application process, bios of affiliated faculty and the inaugural cohort, our podcast episode, and other resources: https://muse.cal.msu.edu/