Alex Aguayo, summer 2018 Student Ally for Diversity for Comparative Literature, interviewed three CompLit alumni about their experiences as graduate students in the department. Click their photos below to read their interviews!
The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan is a markedly interdisciplinary department offering a PhD program and a graduate certificate in Critical Translation Studies. The Department's faculty is diverse, multi-disciplinary, and multi-lingual, maintaining felicitous relations between the department and other university units, not only in the humanities and the social sciences but also in other schools, including the School of Music, Art and Design, and Architecture. Much of the department's recent success is attributed to the flexibility of the curriculum, which encourages strongly motivated students from a variety of cultural backgrounds, all highly skilled in their linguistic abilities, to draw upon the broad range of expertise of the Michigan faculty.