Outreach

Interdisciplinary Graduate Reading Groups

Graduate students sitting around a table discussing

After learning from survey data that many graduate students at UW-Madison wished there were opportunities for social and academic connections with students from other departments across campus, I initiated and lead a project to form interdisciplinary graduate reading groups. By partnering with the Graduate School, I was able to increase the reach of promotion for the event, and students from disciplines as diverse as neuroscience, theatre, and material culture signed up to participate in one of three reading groups: Education & Capitalism, Privacy & the Performance of Self, and Social Justice & Public Health.  The reading groups, which are lead by graduate student members, are scheduled to meet four times over the course the this academic year, and the members engage both in person and online through Google Groups.

Graduate students sitting around a table discussing