Why UD?

“This initiative in African American material culture and public humanities training at the doctoral level is ambitious, timely, and transformative. It re-imagines doctoral education in the humanities as a form of public engagement designed to create scholars with the skills and relevance to work both inside and outside the academy. It re-imagines the doctoral experience in terms of project-based classes and internship experiences on and off campus that generate new and innovative forms of public scholarship and train students in new ways. And it re-imagines the doctorate as a twin driver of academic excellence and diversity.”
George Watson, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences


Class of 2021 Twilight Induction Ceremony held on the South Green on August 28, 2017. - (Evan Krape / University of Delaware)photo cred: Evan Krape