November 15, 2021
GSAS PhD candidate Bulelani Jili explores what motivates countries in Africa to engage with China, particularly in the realm of information and communication technology.
September 22, 2021
PhD candidate Walid Akef's research challenges how we think about Islamic art and expands our understanding of how two worlds thought to be very different from one another—Islam and Christianity—were actually deeply intertwined.
July 7, 2021
GSAS student Akhil Thomas studies Hinduism and Christianity, illuminating the influence the traditions have had on each other in his home country in order to expand our understanding of both.
May 18, 2021
“Cracking the Culture around Careers” covered an important but sometimes sensitive topic in the lives of PhD students: the tightening of the academic job market and the very real need for students—and even alumni—to consider jobs outside academia.
May 11, 2021
“Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done,” wrote the American science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein in 1952. He might have been talking about the logistics of creating a campus-like experience via Zoom during a...
April 22, 2021
Classics scholar James Calvin Taylor, PhD ’20, says that by studying the Ancient Romans—particularly the natural historian Pliny the Elder—we can better understand why it is so difficult to come to terms with our capacity to inflict lasting damage on the natural world.
April 15, 2021
As an Egyptology PhD student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Julia Puglisi uncovers the secrets of one of antiquity's most understudied sites—the quarry turned graveyard known as the Central Field of the Giza Necropolis.
March 15, 2021
Rather than seeking escape from the darkness of the COVID era, GSAS Dean Emma Dench embraces it, choosing programs that feature flawed characters living through stressful situations
February 22, 2021
Marva Barnett, PhD ’80, expounds on classic novel’s lessons of love and forgiveness in a time of crisis.
February 16, 2021
Student Keidrick Roy works to give voice to Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) through research that reveals their long-overlooked contributions to enlightenment thinking and through his teaching, activism, and art.

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