Human Sciences (PHD) - Material Culture and Textile Studies

The goal of the Ph.D. in Human Sciences with a specialization in Material Culture and Textile Studies is to educate professionals and academics who can comprehensively apply theory, research, and knowledge in their respective and chosen career fields.

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the various applications and methodologies that incorporate and/or focus on object-based research as a primary means of studying the cultural, social, economic, political, and personal experiences of people, both past and present. Related fields such as (but not limited to) history, art history, anthropology, sociology and women’s and gender studies are included in the specialization to enhance students’ abilities to understand and apply concepts and theories from outside their particular area of expertise and contribute to the development of original research and advancement of knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of material culture.

See Textiles for more information.

Admission Requirements

  • Letter of application describing educational and career goals.
  • Resume
  • Three recommendation letters

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